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Dr. Sebastian Burckhardt


work Aeschenvorstadt 4 Postfach
4010 Basel


Attorney at Law, Civil Law Notary (BS) / Senior Counsel
Sebastian Burckhardt

Due to his interest in business and his admission to the New York Bar, Sebastian Burckhardt mainly advises international companies based in the USA and major Swiss companies and their owners on a long-term basis. These include companies with heterogeneous ownership structures (such as private equity financed companies or those owned by several family members) as well as their shareholders and owner families. He is a member of the board of directors of Jungbunzlauer Holding AG, of Applied Chemicals International AG, of Dolder AG and is secretary of the board of directors of Dreyfus Söhne & Cie AG, Banquiers in Basel. Since the beginning of his legal career in 1981, he has specialized in company successions, M&A and private equity.

  • New York University Law School (M.C.J.)
  • University of Basel (Dr. iur.)
  • Associate with the Law Offices of S.G. Archibald, Paris, and Davis Polk & Wardwell, New York, (1984/85)
Mandates as board member
  • Dolder AG, Basel
  • persona service AG, Basel
  • Jungbunzlauer AG, Basel 
  • Grether AG, Binningen
  • Fondation Bénina, Basel
  • Applied Chemicals International Group AG, Basel
Memberships in Associations
  • American Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • STEP, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, Basel
  • International Bar Assocation
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
Practice areas
  • Civil Law Notary
  • Commercial Law
  • Contract Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Financing
  • Life Sciences
  • M&A
  • Private Clients
  • Private Equity
  • Restructuring and Reorganisation
  • Technology Law
  • Venture Capital