• "He fits very well into our corporate structure."

     

    Client in Chambers Europe 2011

  • "quick, diligent and understands business: a great mind"

     

    Client in Chambers Europe 2016

  • "impressive depth of expertise"

     

    Client in Who's Who Legal

  • "He is a great lawyer to have on your side."

     

    Client in IFLR1000 2016

  • "leading lawyer in financial and corporate law"

     

    IFLR1000 2011-2013

  • "Leader in the field of M&A"

     

    Chambers Europe 2010-2015

  • "works extensively on private M&A and private equity transactions"

     

    Chambers Global 2015

  • "a very strong negotiator"

     

    Legal 500 2016

  • "Christoph Neeracher is super smart and highly responsive."

     

    Client in IFLR1000 2016

  • "extremely experienced in M&A matters and very strong in negotiations"

     

    Legal 500 2012-2015

  • "excellent adviser and strong negotiator for the client's interests"

     

    Chambers Europe 2015

  • "works extensively on private M&A and private equity transactions"

     

    Chambers Europe 2015

  • "an excellent adviser and strong negotiator for the client's interests"

     

    Legal 500 2015

  • "sensational"

     

    Client in Who's Who Legal 2016

  • "His impressive client base includes banks and other financial institutions."

     

    Chambers Global 2015

  • "praised for the 'solid and detailed' work he produces"

     

    Chambers Europe 2014

  • "adapts to the situation and people he's interacting with on a deal"

     

    Client in Chambers Global 2014

  • "One of the world's leading M&A lawyers"

     

    Who's Who of M&A Lawyers 2015

  • "recognized as one of the preeminent private M&A and private equity attorneys in Switzerland"

     

    Swiss Equity Magazin: Private Equity, November 2008

  • "talented and well versed in a broad range of national and international transactions both sell and buy side"

     

    Who's Who Legal 2014

  • "the natural choice for private M&A transactions"

     

    Client in Who's Who Legal 2016

  • "receives effusive praise from clients"

     

    Chambers Europe 2011

 

 

 

Dr. Christoph Neeracher

Partner

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), transaction finance, corporate restructurings, relocations, corporate law, general contract matters (e.g. joint ventures, partnerships and shareholders agreements) and all directly related areas such as employment matters for key employees (e.g. employee participation and incentive agreements). 

He is experienced in a broad range of national and international transactions both sell and buy side (including corporate auction processes) and the assistance of clients in their ongoing corporate and commercial activities. Additionally, Christoph Neeracher represents clients in litigation proceedings relating to his specialization.

Chambers Global and Europe rank him as a leader in the field of M&A (since 2010) and IFLR 1000 lists him as one of the leading lawyers in Switzerland (since 2012). The International Who's Who of M&A Lawyers lists Christoph Neeracher as one of the world's leading M&A lawyers. The Legal 500 (2012) describes him as "extremely experienced in M&A matters and very strong in negotiations" and ranks him among the leading individuals. Christoph Neeracher is ranked first in Mergermarket's Profile League Table for 2016's most prolific individual DACH legal advisors.

 

Languages

English, German

Curriculum

  • Partner of Bär & Karrer (since 2007)
  • Associate at Bär & Karrer (2001)
  • New York University: LL.M. in Corporate Law (2001)
  • University of Zurich: Dr. iur. (2000)
  • Admitted to the Zurich Bar (1999)
  • Law Clerk at the District Court of Meilen (1997-1998)
  • University of Zurich: lic. iur. (1996)

Memberships and Public Offices

  • Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • German - Swiss Association of Legal Professionals
  • International Bar Association (IBA)

Contact Details

Dr. Christoph Neeracher
Bär & Karrer AG
Brandschenkestrasse 90
CH-8027 Zurich
Switzerland

T: +41 58 261 52 64
F: +41 58 263 52 64
M: +41 58 262 52 64
christoph.neeracher@baerkarrer.ch

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Deals & Cases

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Publications

Private Equity in Switzerland, Getting the Deal Through: Market Intelligence (Volume 3, Issue 5) - Private Equity 2016, p. 77-83 Download »
M&A in Switzerland, Getting the Deal Through: Market Intelligence - M&A 2016 Download »
Private Equity 2016 - Switzerland, ICLG - International Comparative Legal Guides 2016 Download »
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Speaking Engagements

Unternehmen und Kapitalmarkt Unternehmen und Kapitalmarkt, Unternehmenstransaktionen, Wirtschaftsrecht für Ma … more »
Vertragsverhandlungen: Dokumente im Verhandlungsstadium CAS Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Law (Veranstalter: Universität Züri … more »
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