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Eversheds Switzerland appoints leading transport partner

  • Switzerland

    09-02-2015

    Law firm Eversheds has bolstered its international transport offering with the hire of partner Barbara Klett. Barbara joins from law firm Kaufmann Rüedi Rechtsanwälte AG.

    A specialist in the transport and insurance sectors, Barbara’s expertise lies in assisting clients in national and international commercial, contract and private law. She provides strategic legal advice, litigation and mediation with a particular focus on liability and insurance law, in addition to Swiss and international logistics and transport law.

    Prior to joining Eversheds, Barbara established the national claim centre of the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB CFF FFS) which she directed until 2002. She then went on to shape the establishment of commercial mediation at the Swiss Chamber of Commercial Mediation (SCCM) where she was a board member. Previously, Barbara practiced law in the head office of the Berne Insurance (now Allianz Suisse) in the claim and underwriting department.

    Barbara is a lecturer at the University of Lucerne, member of the Railways Arbitration Commission (RACO) and member of the expert commission SBA Torts and Insurance Law. In addition, Barbara is mediator of the Swiss Bar Association (SBA) and of the German lawyer academia (DAA). Barbara is also vice-president of the European Law Society (ELS).

    Peter Haas, Managing Partner of Eversheds Switzerland, said:

    “Barbara’s breadth of expertise, together with her strong industry reputation will further enhance our existing client offering. She will be a great addition to the team providing our Swiss and multinational clients market leading advise.”

    Barbara Klett, commented:

    “Eversheds is leading provider of transport related legal advice, with one of the largest teams of specialist lawyers acting for some of the world's major transport providers. I look forward to working with teams across jurisdictions as investment in transport continues to be high on the agenda.”

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