About Us

 

 

Bär & Karrer is a renowned Swiss law firm with more than 150 lawyers in Zurich, Geneva, Lugano and Zug.

 

Our core business is advising our clients on innovative and complex transactions and representing them in litigation, arbitration and regulatory proceedings. Our clients range from multinational corporations to private individuals in Switzerland and around the world.

 

Most of our work has an international component. We have broad experience handling cross-border proceedings and transactions. Our extensive network consists of correspondent law firms which are all market leaders in their jurisdictions.

 

Bär & Karrer was repeatedly awarded Switzerland Law Firm of the Year by the most important international legal ranking agencies in recent years.

 

2016, 2015 and 2014 Mergermarket European M&A Awards
2016, 2013 and 2012 Chambers Awards
2016, 2015 and 2014 Legal 500 ("most recommended law firm in Switzerland")
2016 Trophées du Droit
2015 and 2014 IFLR Awards
2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010 The Lawyer European Awards
2015 Citywealth Magic Circle Awards ("Law firm of the Year - EMEA")
2014 Citywealth International Financial Centre Awards
 

As the only Swiss law firm, Bär & Karrer was shortlisted at  The Lawyer Business Leadership Awards 2016 in London, in the following categories:

- Most innovative non UK-headquartered firm

- Best firm-wide use of IT

- Innovation in CRM.

 

For further information about our awards and rankings please download our ranking brochure.

 

We kindly invite you to learn more about us by downloading our fact sheet which offers an overview at a glance. Our website further provides additional information. You may also contact us by phone or email.

 

 

 

 

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Deals & Cases

19.01.2018
Bär & Karrer Advises SPS on the Placement of CHF 300 Million 0.325% Senior Convertible Bonds more »
18.01.2018
Bär & Karrer Advises EGSB on the Purchase of a Majority Stake in Bauwerk Boen more »
16.01.2018
Bär & Karrer Advises Hügli Holding on the Public Tender Offer of the Bell Food Group more »

Publications

Debt capital markets in Switzerland: regulatory overview
Reutter Thomas / Weber Annette,

Thomson Reuters Practical Law, Global Guide 2017

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Equity capital markets in Switzerland: regulatory overview
Reutter Thomas / Weber Annette,

Thomson Reuters Practical Law, Global Guide 2017

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Tax on Inbound Investment - Switzerland
Schreiber Susanne / Diefenbacher Cyrill,

Getting the Deal Through 2018

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