• "the team is experienced and straightforward – my number one choice"

     

    Client in Chambers Europe 2013

  • "renowned for its userfriendly lawyers that demonstrate a high standard of intellectual rigour"

     

    Legal 500 2013

  • "spending money on this firm is always a good investment"

     

    Client in Chambers Europe 2013

  • "a go-to firm for Swiss regulatory matters"

     

    Legal 500 2013

 

 

 

Corporate Governance & Board Advisory

 

We have a broad and deep experience in all corporate governance matters and have advised clients in high-profile and often also high-risk situations.

 

Many Bär & Karrer lawyers have practical experience as board member or chairman of listed and non-listed companies.

 

We actively participate in the rulemaking for and interpretation of the rules in the area of corporate governance.

 

  • Assisting clients in corporate (re-)structuring and in governance implications
  • Board (committee) structure, composition, succession planning and self-evaluation
  • Director fiduciary duties, conflict of interest situations and related party transactions
  • Structuring executive compensation matters to comply with new legislative requirements (e.g. Minder)
  • Legal risk management analysis
  • Corporate governance materials, including corporate governance disclosure in the annual report
  • Special board investigations and expert opinions
  • Shareholder relations, including shareholder activism and shareholder governance proposals
  • Analyzing trends and best practice for corporate governance
  • Review and update of organizational regulations and bylaws

 

 

 

 

 

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Team Leaders


 

Team Members

Faton Aliu

Associate

Dr. Tiffany Ender

Associate

Dr. Joel Fischer

Associate

Gabriel Kasper

Associate

Yasmine Quaglia

Associate

Dr. Nina Sauerwein

Associate

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Deals & Cases

03.02.2016
Bär & Karrer Advises Syngenta on the All Cash Offer of ChemChina to Acquire Syngenta for over US$ 43 billion more »
28.03.2012
USD 10 Billion All-Stock Merger of Pentair and Tyco International's Flow Control Business more »
20.03.2012
Initial Public Offering of DKSH Holding AG more »
more deals & cases

Publications

The Corporate Governance Review - Switzerland
Watter Rolf / Roth Pellanda Katja, in: Willem J L Calkoen (eds.), 6th edition, London 2016, p. 429-446 Download »
Vermögensübertragung - Ausgewählte Aspekte aus der neueren Praxis
Watter Rolf, in: Rudolf Tschäni (eds.), Mergers & Acquisition XVIII, Zurich 2016, p. 7-36 Download »
Enforcement of Foreign Judgments 2016 - Switzerland
Lembo Saverio / Conrad Hari Aurélie, ICLG - The International Comparative Legal Guide , p. 49-55 Download »
more publications

Speaking Engagements

Überregulierung mit «Swiss Finish»?
Watter Rolf,

Verwaltungsratsforum 2015: Standort Schweiz: Herausforderung für den Verwaltungsrat (Veranstalter: Europainstitut), 12. November 2015, Development Center, Zürich

Conflits d'intérêts en droit suisse: Identification, préventation, gestion et sanctions
Bahar Rashid,

Conflits d'intérêts dans les sociétés commerciales (Organizer: AGDA Association genevoise de droit des affaires), 12 November 2014, Geneva

Dynamik der Strategie-Entwicklung
Watter Rolf,

Verwaltungsratsforum 2014: Dynamik zwischen Verwaltungsrat und Geschäftsleitung (Veranstalter: Europainstitut), 30. Oktober 2014 Development Center, Zürich

more speaking engagements