Sebastian Burckhardt

Dr. Sebastian Burckhardt


work Aeschenvorstadt 4 Postfach
4010 Basel


Attorney at Law and Civil Law Notary


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 in the life sciences, chemical and financial fields. He is a member of the board of directors of Straumann Holding Ltd, of Jungbunzlauer Holding AG, of Applied Chemicals International AG and of the Amsler Tex AG, chairman of the board of directors 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, private equity and licensing agreements.


  • 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

  • Straumann Holding Ltd, Basel (listed at SWX)
  • Amsler Tex AG, Aesch ZH
  • Dolder AG, Basel
  • persona service AG, Basel
  • Jungbunzlauer AG, Basel 
  • Grether AG, Binningen
  • Le Grand Bellevue SA, Gstaad
  • Fondation Bénina, Basel
  • Applied Chemicals International Group AG, Basel

Memberships in Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • Licensing Executives Society
  • STEP, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, Basel
  • International Bar Assocation


  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Italian

Practice areas

  • Biotechnology Law
  • Civil Law Notary
  • Commercial Law
  • Contract Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Financing
  • Insolvency Law
  • Licence Agreements
  • Life Sciences
  • M&A
  • Pharma
  • Private Clients
  • Private Equity
  • Restructuring and Reorganisation
  • Technology Law
  • Venture Capital
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