• "A leading firm with offices throughout Switzerland."

     

    Legal 500 2016

  • "A key player among the large Swiss firms."

     

    IFLR1000 2013

  • "Continuous high levels of client feedback."

     

    IFLR 1000 2016

  • "Only Bär & Karrer AG is well established in all three language regions."

     

    Legal 500 2016

  • "A firm I can recommend to business partners anytime."

     

    Client in Chambers Europe 2013

  • "A solid force in the Swiss market."

     

    IFLR1000 2013

  • "Clients appreciate that the firm has specialists for all relevant deal aspects."

     

    Legal 500 2016

  • "Produces consistently high-quality work."

     

    Legal 500 2013

  • "Spending money on this firm is always a good investment."

     

    Client in Chambers Europe 2013

  • "Market leader with experts located in Zürich, Geneva, Lugano and Zug."

     

    Chambers Europe 2015

  • "Has specialists for all relevant deal aspects."

     

    The Legal 500 2015

 

 

 

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.

 

2018, 2016, 2015 and 2014 Mergermarket European M&A Award ("Legal Adviser of the Year")
2018 IFLR M&A Deal of the Year
2018 Best in Trusts & Estates by Euromoney LMG
2018, 2017 Trophées du Droit Silver
2016, 2013 and 2012 Chambers Award
2016, 2015 and 2014 Legal 500 ("most recommended law firm in Switzerland")
2016 Trophées du Droit Gold
2015 and 2014 IFLR Award
2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010 The Lawyer European Award
2015 Citywealth Magic Circle Award ("Law firm of the Year - EMEA")
2014 Citywealth International Financial Centre Award
 

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

30.11.2018
Bär & Karrer Advises Cowen on the Acquisition of Quarton Group more »
19.11.2018
Bär & Karrer Advises the Banking Syndicate in the Rights Offering of ARYZTA more »
13.11.2018
Bär & Karrer Advises Credit Suisse on the ECA Financing and Collateral Structure for the Ankara - Nidge Highway Project in Turkey more »

Publications

Post-M&A-Schiedsverfahren: Recht und Rechtsfindung jenseits gesetzlichen Rechts?
Pfiffner Nadine,

in: SchiedsVZ 2017, 256-258

Cross-border mergers after Brexit with Switzerland
Neeracher Christoph / Kaufmann Beda / Annasohn Raphael,

Thomson Reuters Practical Law, Global Guide 2018

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Art. 406a - 406h OR
Pfiffner Nadine / Joost Marc,

in: Handkommentar zum Schweizer Privatrecht (ZGB und OR mit KKG, PauRG, FusG, IPRG und UWG), Amstutz Marc/Breitschmid Peter/ Furrer Andreas/Girsberger Daniel/Huguenin Claire/Müller-Chen Markus/Roberto Vito/Rumo-Jungo Alexandra/Schnyder Anton K./Trüeb Hans Rudolf (Hrsg.), 3. Aufl., Zürich/Basel/Genf 2016