Raphael Butz

lic. iur. Raphael Butz


work Aeschenvorstadt 4 Postfach
4010 Basel


Attorney at Law

Managing Associate

Raphael Butz practices mainly in the areas of litigation and dispute resolution. He represents companies and individuals before state courts and administrative bodies as well as in arbitration and alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Thereby, he focuses on national and international contract and commercial disputes, conflicts concerning construction and real estate law, corporate law and inheritance law. Before Raphael Butz joined VISCHER in 2011, he worked for a major commercial law firm in Zurich advising clients in corporate, commercial, banking, and reals estate matters as well as in M&A transactions.


  • University of San Diego (LL.M., 2014)
  • Universität Basel (lic. iur., 2005)


  • Attorney at law at a business law firm in Zurich (2009 - 2010)
  • Legal internship at the Civil Court of Basel-City (2007)
  • Legal internship at a business law firm in Zurich (2006 - 2007)
  • Academic junior assistant to Prof. Dr. iur. Mark Pieth (2003 - 2004) and Prof. Dr. iur. Dr. h.c. Kurt Seelmann (2004 - 2005) at the division for criminal law of the Faculty of law of the University of Basel

Memberships in Associations

  • Basel Bar Association
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • International Bar Association


  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Italian

Practice areas

  • Arbitration
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate and Commercial
  • International Civil Litigation
  • Litigation
  • Private International Law
  • Real Estate Law
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