• "professional, responsive"


    Tax Directors Handbook 2013

  • "Provides wide geographical coverage in Switzerland"


    Chambers Europe 2016

  • "the team has an excellent reputation with the tax authorities"


    Client in Chambers Europe 2013

  • "especially expert in the structuring of tax-efficient cross-border investments"


    The Legal 500 2015

  • "adept at handling international tax matters"


    Chambers Europe 2015

  • "very good industry knowledge"


    Tax Directors Handbook 2013

  • "well-regarded practice based across Zurich, Geneva, Lugano and Zug"


    Chambers Europe 2015

  • "especially known for the tax-efficient structuring of cross-border investments and M&A"


    Legal 500 2016

  • "the lawyers are responsible and in full control of our matters"


    Client in Chambers Europe 2015

  • "expertise in negotiating international tax treaties and experience in dealing with tax authorities"


    Chambers Europe 2015

  • "a strong choice for transactional tax mandates"


    Chambers Europe 2015

  • "excels at corporate tax but also handles finance and private client issues"


    Tax Directors Handbook 2014

  • "Talented bench with particular strength in tax issues relating to restructuring and M&A."


    Chambers Europe 2016

  • "often represents clients from the financial services sector"


    Chambers Europe 2016

  • "this growing tax team is increasingly seen as one of the strongest groups in Switzerland"


    Chambers Europe 2013

  • "the team is able to complete complex mandates in a prompt and efficient manner"


    Client in Chambers Europe 2015






Our tax team advises and represents our Swiss and international clients on all matters related to direct and indirect taxes, customs duties, and other levies.


We act for corporations and individuals, financial institutions, institutional and private investors, partnerships, trusts, estates, and foundations. We aim to provide our clients with optimal and stable solutions tailored to their needs within the framework of domestic and international fiscal laws and treaties.


We rely on our excellent working relationship with tax experts in other jurisdictions and with representatives of the Swiss federal, cantonal and municipal tax authorities to provide comprehensive tax planning solutions to our clients. Our tax team works together with our other practice groups to address seamlessly all issues facing our clients in specific transactions and their day-to-day business.


  • General business and transaction structuring
  • Corporate and individual tax planning
  • Double taxation issues
  • Financial institutions and products
  • Executive compensation
  • Family wealth and estate planning
  • Indirect taxes






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Deals & Cases

Bär & Karrer Advises an Affiliate of Warburg Pincus on the Acquisition of a Stake in Avaloq more »
Bär & Karrer Advises PSA on the Acquisition of Opel and Vauxhall more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Joint Bookrunners on Placement of CHF 60 Million 5.00% Convertible Bonds by Santhera more »
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Country Report Switzerland - Tax Planning for International Mergers, Acquisitions, Joint Ventures and Restructurings
Bader Daniel / Lehmann Daniel U. / Reinarz Peter / Schreiber Susanne, 2017 Kluwer Law International BV, The Netherlands, Vol. II
Unternehmensnachfolge bei Familienunternehmen
Bader Daniel / Seiler Corinna, EXPERT FOCUS 3/2017 Download »
Massgebender Lohn oder sozialabgabefreie Dividende ? Salaire déterminant ou dividende exonéré de charges sociales ?
Bloch-Riemer Ruth, EXPERT FOCUS 2017/3 Download »
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Speaking Engagements

Swiss automatic exchange of information: status of implementation in 2017 and outlook, with a specific focus on wealth and estate planning
Bloch-Riemer Ruth,

STEP Lunch Meeting (Organizer: STEP Zürich), 30 March 2017, Hotel Glockenhof Zurich

'CFC rules / Sociétés Etrangères Contrôlées' and 'Transfert de bénéfices vers des juridictions à fiscalité privilégiée (« low-tax jurisdictions »)'
Lehmann Daniel U.,

Fiscalité des entreprises suisses dans le nouveau contexte européen (Organizer: Academy & Finance Seminar), 28 February 2017, Geneva

It must have been Love: Europe in crisis
Bader Daniel,

Gilead Cooper QC, Private Client Forum Americas, (Organizer: Legal Week), Playa del Carmen, Mexico, 15 February 2017,

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