Firm / Organisation

Bär & Karrer Ltd

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Chairman/CEO: Daniel Hochstrasser
Number of employees: 350
Languages: German, English, Italian, French

Firm Overview:
Bär & Karrer is a renowned Swiss law firm with more than 150 lawyers in Zurich, Geneva, Lugano and Zug. Bär & Karrer was founded in 1969, out of a practice dating back to 1938.

The firm's core business is advising clients on innovative and complex transactions and representing them in litigation, arbitration and regulatory proceedings. Clients range from multinational corporations to private individuals in Switzerland and around the world.

Most of the firm's work has an international component. It has broad experience handling cross-border proceedings and transactions. The firm's extensive network consists of correspondent law firms which are all market leaders in their jurisdictions.

Bär & Karrer was repeatedly awarded 'Switzerland Law Firm of the Year' by the most important international legal ranking agencies in recent years.

Recent Highlights & Awards:
■ 2018 IFLR 'M&A Deal of the Year'
■ 2018 'Best in Trusts & Estates' by Euromoney LMG
■ 2018, 2017 Trophées du Droit Silver
■ 2016 Trophées du Droit Gold
■ 2016, 2015, 2014 Mergermarket 'M&A Award'
■ 2016, 2013, 2012 Chambers Award
■ 2016, 2015, 2014 Legal 500 ('Most Recommended Firm in Switzerland')
■ 2015, 2014 IFLR Award
■ 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010 The Lawyer 'European Award'

Main Areas of Practice:
The firm has been advising technology driven solutions and providers in the financial services sector for several years. Clients span a broad range from early stage start-ups to well established financial institutions such as banks, insurers, funds, payment systems and other infrastructure or service providers with focus on Fintech related initatives.

The Fintech team understands the challenges of each growth phase, whether you are developing, investing or looking into protecting financial technology. It advises on the following: 
■ Digital payment channels
■ Financing
■ Initial coin offerings/token generating events
■ Trading platforms for crypto-currencies, virtual currencies and tokenized assets
■ Compliance development related to platforms and digital processes
■ Online platforms for robo advice, consumer loans and peer-to-peer lending
■ Data protection and information security
■ Technology licensing and procurement

Key Contacts:
Contact: Eric Stupp
Tel: +41 58 261 50 00
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Dr. Daniel Flühmann
Tel: +41 58 261 50 00
Email: [email protected]


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