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

21.04.2017
Bär & Karrer Advises EQT and Kuoni Group on the Combination of Kuoni's GTA Business with Hotelbeds Group more »
20.04.2017
Bär & Karrer Advises Hellman & Friedman and GIC on the Acquisition of Allfunds Bank more »
19.04.2017
Bär & Karrer Advises the Banking Syndicate in the IPO of Galenica Santé more »

Publications

Prohibitions of Parallel Imports into Switzerland Generally Unlawful – No Need to Show Actual Effects
Reinert Mani,

Bär & Karrer Briefing April 2017

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Finanzkriminalität - Wie intern sind interne Untersuchungsberichte?
Laenzlinger Andreas D. / Huber Roman,

in: Handelszeitung, Nr. 16, 20. April 2017

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New Rules on Disclosure of Substantial Shareholdings - Delegation of Voting Rights
Bahar Rashid / Brügger Urs,

Bär & Karrer Briefing April 2017

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