Bär & Karrer Ltd

Zürich Office

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Chairman: Daniel Hochstrasser
Managing Partners: Daniel Bader, Daniel Hochstrasser, Dr Cédric Chapuis, Dr Christoph Neeracher, Christoph Suter, Nora Teuwsen
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 and Zug. 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 & Insurance
■ Capital Markets
■ Competition Law / Antitrust
■ Corporate Governance & Board Advisory
■ Corporate & Commercial
■ Data Protection & Privacy
■ Employment, Migration & Social Security
■ Energy & Natural Resources
■ Financing
■ Fintech
■ Funds, Financial Products & Asset Management
■ General Corporate & Commercial
■ Internal Investigation & Cross-Border Proceedings
■ Intellectual Property & Technology
■ Life Sciences
■ Listed Companies
■ Litigation
■ Media, Entertainment & Sports
■ Mergers & Acquisitions
■ Notarial Services
■ Private Clients, Trusts & Estates
■ Real Estate
■ Reorganisation & Insolvency
■ Startup Desk
■ Tax
■ Transport & Logistics
■ 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 Thomas U Reutter
Email: [email protected]

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, spin-offs, mergers, transaction finance and restructurings.
Contact: Prof Dr Rolf Watter
Email: [email protected]
Public M&A Contact: Dr Dieter Dubs
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]

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]