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Barbara Klett, Partner

Barbara Klett


Attorney at Law, LL.M., Certified Specialist for Torts and Insurance Law (SBA)


German, Italian, French, English

Practice areas

  • Financial services
  • Global Compliance Crisis Management
  • Health and safety
  • Insurance and reinsurance
  • Litigation and dispute management
  • Procurement strategies
  • Product liability and product recall
  • Public procurement
  • Shipping, Ports and Logistics
  • Transport

Practice notes

Barbara Klett (LL.M.) is a Certified Specialist for torts and Insurance Law (SBA) with a wide experience in the insurance and transport sectors. Barbara provides legal advice, conducts litigation and acts as mediator in the areas of national and international commercial and contract law and international private law. Barbara’s practice areas are liability and insurance law, as well as Swiss and international logistics and transport law. Barbara is mediator of the Swiss Bar Association (SBA) and of the German lawyer academia (DAA).

Barbara established the national claim centre of the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB CFF FFS) which she directed until 2002. Previously, she practiced law in the head office of the Berne Insurance (now Allianz Suisse) in the claim and underwriting department. Before joining Eversheds Sutherland, Barbara was partner at Kaufmann Rüedi Rechtsanwälte AG in Lucerne.

Barbara was member of the extra-parliamentary Railways Arbitration Commission (today railcom) and expert auditor in the quality management system ISO 9001 of the international law firm network DIRO until 2015.

Barbara shaped the establishment of commercial mediation at the Swiss Chamber of Commercial Mediation (SCCM) of which she also was a board member. In addition, she was a mentor for CAS Mediation at the Lucerne University.

Barbara is a lecturer at the University of Lucerne and at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Lucerne, within the CAS Management Transport & Logistics and at the Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana (SUPSI) within the Master of Advanced Studies in Business Law.

Barbara is a member of the expert commission SBA Torts and Insurance Law. She is also a member of the editorial board of the magazine HAVE and publishes regularly in the areas of liability and insurance law, logistics and transport law.

Independent comments

Recommended by Legal 500, Acritas Stars and Who's Who Legal:

"Outstanding liability and insurance law expert, with a proven track record up to the Swiss Federal Court.” (Legal 500, 2021)

"Highly effective response time, good understanding of our business needs, and highly engaged in finding reasonable solutions which are easy to implement in the company." (Acritas, 2018)