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Bär & Karrer Ltd

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Bär & Karrer is a leading Swiss law firm with more than 170 lawyers. Our core business is advising our clients on innovative and complex transactions and representing them in litigation, arbitration and regulatory proceedings.
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Firm profile for Global 2021

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This firm is also ranked in:

Europe 2021 High Net Worth 2021 FinTech 2022 Litigation Support 2021

About

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Chairman: Susanne Schreiber

Managing Partners: Daniel Bader, Dr Cédric Chapuis, Dr Christoph Neeracher, Susanne Schreiber, Christoph Suter

Number of partners: 51

Number of lawyers: 170

Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish


Firm Overview:

Bär & Karrer is a leading Swiss law firm with more than 170 lawyers in Zurich, Geneva, Lugano, Zug and Basel. 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.


Main Areas of Practice:

Arbitration

Banking & Finance

Capital Markets & Listed Companies

Competition & Antitrust

Corporate & Commercial

Crisis Management & Internal Investigations

Employment & Migration

Intellectual Property

Litigation

Mergers & Acquisitions

Notarial Services

Privacy & Data Protection

Private Client & Estate Planning

Real Estate & Environmental Law

Sports Law

Tax, Social Security & Tax Litigation

Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Turnaround, Reorganisation & Insolvency

White Collar Crime


Banking & Insurance:

Advice to banks, securities dealers, insurance and reinsurance companies, and other financial institutions. Representation of financial institutions, issuers, investors, and other market participants in enforcement proceedings of the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory. Authority FINMA.

Banking Contact: Eric Stupp

Email: [email protected]

Insurance Contact: Dr. Peter Hsu

Email: [email protected]

Banking Contact: Dr. Cédric Chapuis (Geneva)

Email: [email protected]


Capital Markets:

Representation of issuers and underwriters in domestic and international securities offerings, e.g. in IPOs, rights offerings, convertible bonds, hybrid instruments. Contact: Dr. Urs Kägi

Email: [email protected]

Contact: Lukas Roesler

Email: [email protected]


Financing:

Advice to banks and other financial institutions and companies on domestic and cross-border financing transactions across a wide range of industries.

Contact: Dr. Ralph Malacrida (Zurich)

Email: [email protected]

Contact: Frédéric Bétrisey (Geneva)

Email: [email protected]


Internal Investigation & Cross-Border Proceedings:

Internal investigations for corporations in Switzerland and around the world. International legal assistance proceedings (civil and criminal matters) and international administrative assistance proceedings.

Contact: Dr. Andreas D Länzlinger

Email: [email protected]


Litigation & Arbitration:

Corporate and commercial disputes and all related issues. Ad hoc and institutional arbitrations governed by Swiss or foreign law. Members of the arbitration team regularly serve as party appointed arbitrators, sole arbitrators, and chairpersons of arbitral tribunals, as well as mediators.

Litigation Contact: Matthew T Reiter

Email: [email protected]

Arbitration Contact: Daniel Hochstrasser (Zurich)

Email: [email protected]

Arbitration Contact: Pierre-Yves Gunter (Geneva)

Email: [email protected]


Mergers & Acquisitions:

Complex domestic and cross-border transactions, acquisitions and divestments, auctions, friendly and hostile takeovers, spinoffs, mergers, transaction finance and restructurings.

Contact: Prof Dr. Rolf Watter

Email: [email protected]

Public M&A Contact: Dr. Mariel Hoch

Email: [email protected]

Private M&A/Private Equity Contact: Dr. Christoph Neeracher (Zurich)

Email: [email protected]

Private M&A/Private Equity Contact: Martin Anderson (Geneva)

Email: [email protected]


Private Clients:

Advice to private clients and their families on matrimonial property and succession law, including domestic and international estate planning, estate administration and executorships. Assistance with regard to taking up residence and domicile in Switzerland. Representation of clients in all types of litigation involving trusts, gifts, wills, estates and matrimonial property.

Contact: Tina Wuestemann

Email: [email protected]


Tax:

All matters related to direct and indirect taxes, customs duties, and other levies to corporations and individuals, financial institutions, institutional and private investors, partnerships, trusts, estates, and foundations. Comprehensive tax planning solutions.

Corporate Contact: Susanne Schreiber

Email: [email protected]

Private Clients Contact: Daniel Bader

Email: [email protected]


White Collar Crime:

Defending individuals and companies in complex criminal matters and representing victims of frauds and other wrongdoings in asset tracing cases before criminal law authorities.

Contact: Saverio Lembo

Email: [email protected]

Global

This firm is also ranked in:

Europe 2021 High Net Worth 2021 FinTech 2022 Litigation Support 2021

Contributions

Total 7 contributions

Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 46 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Ranked Departments

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Switzerland

Arbitration
Band 1
Banking & Finance
Band 1
Capital Markets
Band 2
Corporate/M&A
Band 1
International & Cross-Border Disputes
Spotlight Table
International & Cross-Border Transactions
Band 1

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Europe-wide

Arbitration (International)


Daniel Hochstrasser
Band 5
Pierre-Yves Gunter
Band 5

International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators


Daniel Hochstrasser
Band 3
Pierre-Yves Gunter
Band 2
Switzerland

Arbitration


Cesare Jermini
Foreign expert

Arbitration Counsel


Cesare Jermini
Band 4

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Top Ranked Lawyers

Band 1
Daniel HochstrasserArbitration Counsel
Eric StuppBanking & Finance
Christoph NeeracherCorporate/M&A
Rolf WatterCorporate/M&A
Band 2
Pierre-Yves GunterArbitration Counsel
Frédéric BétriseyBanking & Finance
Ralph MalacridaBanking & Finance
Dieter DubsCorporate/M&A
Martin AndersonCorporate/M&A
Ralph MalacridaCorporate/M&A
Pierre-Yves GunterInternational Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
Daniel BaderTax: Consultants
Band 3
Peter HsuBanking & Finance
Daniel HochstrasserInternational Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators

Ranked Offices

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Switzerland

Geneva
Lugano

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Head Office

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Head Office

Brandschenkestrasse 90

Zürich

Zurich

Switzerland

CH-8027

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