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Bär & Karrer Ltd

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What the team is known for

Well-respected team which regularly advises online businesses and technology companies. Often handles data protection issues and development of IT platforms. Also recommended for commercial and regulatory telecommunications and new media mandates.

Strengths

One client lauds the team, saying: "The technical skills of the team members are awesome and their knowledge about the business is outstanding," before adding: "They know about the law, but even know better how to practically apply it taking into account the idiosyncrasies of clients."

Work highlights

Advised private equity investor Hg on regulatory issues pertaining to its acquisition of software company Personal & Informatik.

Notable practitioners

Sources report Michele Bernasconi to be "experienced, clever, easy-going and practical." He advises clients on regulatory issues around transactions in the telecommunication sector. One impressed interviewee says: "He is a very pragmatic practitioner and has a great sense of what a good deal outcome should be."

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Overview

Our media, entertainment, and sports team is dedicated to assisting clients with all legal matters in these industries. We advise broadcasters and operators of satellite and cable television services on a broad range of regulatory and contractual issues. Our team also has an established practice of advising producers, publishers, composers, conductors, musicians, authors, and other artists. We assist them with commercial and intellectual property rights issues as well as tax and estate planning.

We have one of the leading sports law departments in Switzerland. Our sports law specialists provide comprehensive advice and legal services to clients in the sports industry, in particular to athletes, clubs, national and international federations and event organizers. We represent our clients before the Court of Arbitration for Sport, CAS. We assist them in negotiating transfer agreements. We also regularly negotiate and draft marketing, sponsorship and merchandising agreements.

Media Law International, Specialist Guide to the Global Leaders in Media Law Practice, ranks Bär & Karrer in tier 1 for media law in Switzerland.

  • Assisting and representing individual athletes, sport clubs, and federations
  • Acting as arbitrator or party-counsel in sport-related arbitration (CAS)
  • Advising on marketing, sponsorship and merchandising issues
  • Litigating advertising-related disputes
  • Advising and representing broadcasters and cable television service providers
  • Advising and representing artists

Members

Bernasconi, Michele (Head of Department)

Annasohn, Raphael

Gunter, Pierre-Yves

Hochstrasser, Daniel

Jermini, Cesare

Johnson, Alexandra C.

Kleiner, Jan

Lembo, Saverio

Vanotti, Massimo

Wang, Markus

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Bär & Karrer Ltd

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Location

Brandschenkestrasse 90

Zürich

Zurich

Switzerland

CH-8027

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Michele Bernasconi
Band 3