Dr. Urs Kägi

Partner

Urs Kägi advises listed and non-listed companies on a broad range of corporate and regulatory matters. A main focus of his work is on M&A transactions (both in a domestic and a cross-border setup), including mergers, spin-offs, public offers, joint ventures, complex intra-group restructurings, relocations, as well as private equity and family succession transactions, on corporate restructurings of financially distressed companies, and on corporate governance (including "Minder"/compensation issues) and securities laws issues.

Urs has advised a number of Swiss blue chips and major multi-national clients. Apart from his transactional work, he provides ongoing corporate advice to a number of listed companies, including several Swiss-domiciled clients with a primary or secondary listing abroad. He has in-depth expertise of the financial services sector, in particular banking, insurance and stock exchanges. In the context of his expertise in connection with cross-border bank reorganizations and resolution actions, he has recently been invited to speak as a panelist by the Financial Stability Board's Legal Experts Group.

Languages

English, German

Curriculum

  • Partner at Bär & Karrer (since 2014)
  • University of Fribourg: Dr. iur. (2012); Peter-Jäggi-Award (for the best dissertation in the area of private law of the faculty of law of Fribourg); Professor-Walther-Hug-Award (for the best law dissertations in Switzerland); Joseph-Vigener-Award (for the best dissertations of the University of Fribourg)
  • University of California at Berkeley (UC Berkeley): LL.M. (2011)
  • Associate at Bär & Karrer (2005)
  • Admitted to the Zurich Bar (2005)
  • Trainee at Bär & Karrer (2003)
  • University of St. Gallen: lic. iur. (2003)

Memberships and Public Offices

  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • Swiss Lawyers Association (SJV)

Contact Details

Dr. Urs Kägi
Bär & Karrer AG
Brandschenkestrasse 90
CH-8027 Zurich
Switzerland

T: +41 58 261 56 13
F: +41 58 261 50 01
urs.kaegi@baerkarrer.ch

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Deals & Cases

27.02.2017
Bär & Karrer Advises Lonza on the Entering into a Strategic Partnership with Sanofi to Establish a Large-Scale Biologics Production Facility more »
19.01.2016
Zurich domiciled ACE Limited Completes Acquisition of Chubb and Adopts Chubb Name more »
02.07.2015
Zurich Domiciled ACE Limited to Acquire Chubb for USD 28.3 Billion in Cash and Stock more »
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Publications

Corporate Law Reform, Bär & Karrer Briefing November 2016 … Download »
Haftung des übernehmenden Rechtsträgers für "zurückbleibende" Verbindlichkeiten bei Vermögensübertragung/Ausgliederung - Zulässigkeit einer reziproken Ausgestaltung von Art. 75 FusG auf vertraglicher Basis, in: Robert Waldburger/Peter Sester/ Christoph Peter/Charlotte M. Baer (eds.), Law & Economics - Festschrift für Peter Nobel zum 70. Geburtstag, Stämpfli Verlag, 2015, p. 279-304 Download »
Abfindungsfusion - Grundlagen und aktuelle Fragen, in: Schulthess (eds.), Das Fusionsgesetz: Bewährungsprobe nach dem 8. Jahr, Bern 2015, p. 62-108 Download »
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Speaking Engagements

Implementation of resolution measures in the cross-border context – transfer of securities and related disclosure requirements Session 4: Issues related to the transfer of securities; FSB – Workshop on cross … more »
Abfindungsfusion – ausgewählte Aspekte Tagung: Das Fusionsgesetz: Bewährungsprobe nach dem 8. Jahr, 1. Forum für Wirtsc … more »
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