Bär & Karrer AG

Christoph Neeracher

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Practice Areas

Christoph Neeracher co-heads the private M&A and private equity practice at Bär & Karrer and is a founder of Bär & Karrer's startup desk. Christoph Neeracher specializes in international and domestic M&A transactions (focusing on private M&A and private equity transactions, including secondary buyouts, public to private transactions and distressed equity). Christoph Neeracher further advises clients in connection with transaction finance, venture capital, startups, corporate restructurings, relocations, corporate law, general contract matters (such as joint ventures, partnerships and shareholders' agreements) and all directly related areas such as employment matters for key employees (in particular employee participation plans). Christoph Neeracher has extensive experience in national and international private M&A transactions (sell- and buy-side) in various industries and regularly leads international corporate auction processes involving multiple bidders and parallel negotiations.

Career

New York University: LL.M. in Corporate Law (2001), University of Zurich: Dr. iur. (2000), Admitted to the Zurich Bar (1999), University of Zurich: lic. iur. (1996)

Professional Memberships

Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association (SECA), Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA), Zurich Bar Association (ZAV), German - Swiss Association of Legal Professionals, International Bar Association (IBA), IPBA (Inter-Pacific Bar Association)

Publications

Various articles on private equity and M&A law

Personal

Christoph Neeracher speaks German, English and French