• "The lawyers are commercial, deal-oriented and 100% responsive and reliable."


    IFLR 1000 2019

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


    Legal 500 2016

  • "A leading firm with offices throughout Switzerland."


    Legal 500 2016

  • "Bär & Karrer provides pragmatic and effective legal advice."


    IFLR 1000 2019

  • "Highly professional team, extremely experienced, and provides top-notch advice."


    IFLR 1000 2019

  • "Has specialists for all relevant deal aspects."


    The Legal 500 2015

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


    Legal 500 2016

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


    Chambers Europe 2015





About Us



Bär & Karrer is a renowned Swiss law firm with more than 170 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.


2020 Euromoney LMG Life Sciences Award ("Life Sciences Firm of the Year – Switzerland")
2019 STEP Award ("International Legal Team of the Year")
2019 Citywealth Magic Circle Award ("Law Firm of the Year - Switzerland")
2019, 2015 and 2014 IFLR Award
2019 IFLR Debt and equity-linked Deal of the Year
2019, 2018, 2016, 2015 and 2014 Mergermarket European M&A Award ("Legal Adviser of the Year")
2019, 2018, 2017 Trophées du Droit Silver
2018 IFLR M&A Deal of the Year
2018 Best in Trusts & Estates by Euromoney LMG
2016, 2013 and 2012 Chambers Award
2016, 2015 and 2014 Legal 500 ("most recommended law firm in Switzerland")
2016 Trophées du Droit Gold
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

Bär & Karrer Advises Valora on its Share Placement more »
Bär & Karrer Advised Byggfakta on the Acquisition of Olmero more »
Bär & Karrer Advised Credit Suisse, J.P. Morgan and BofA Securities in the Rights Offering of Idorsia more »


Liquidity Supply for the Swiss Economy in Response to COVID-19
Malacrida Ralph / Bétrisey Frédéric / Stupp Eric / Hsu Peter,

Bär & Karrer Briefing November 2020

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Commentary on Article 186 of the Swiss Private International Law Act (Jurisdiction of the Arbitral Tribunal)
Jaisli Kull Nadja / Courvoisier Maurice,

Grolimund/Loacker/Schnyder (Hrsg.), Basler Kommentar – Internationales Privatrecht, 4th edition, Basel 2020

Changes for Listed Companies under the Corporate Law Reform: Gender Quotas and Say-on-Pay
Raun Daniel / Weber Annette,

CapLaw, No. 5/2020

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