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

     

    Legal 500 2016

  • "Produces consistently high-quality work."

     

    Legal 500 2013

  • "A leading firm with offices throughout Switzerland."

     

    Legal 500 2016

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

     

    Legal 500 2016

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

     

    Client in Chambers Europe 2013

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

     

    IFLR1000 2013

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

     

    Client in Chambers Europe 2013

  • "Has specialists for all relevant deal aspects."

     

    The Legal 500 2015

  • "Continuous high levels of client feedback."

     

    IFLR 1000 2016

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

     

    Chambers Europe 2015

  • "A solid force in the Swiss market."

     

    IFLR1000 2013

 

 

 

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
 

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

 

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

04.10.2018
Bär & Karrer Advises Waterland on its Investment in Tineo more »
28.09.2018
Bär & Karrer Advises SIG Combibloc Group as Issuer and Onex as Selling Shareholder on the IPO of SIG and on the Migration of the Holding Company from Luxembourg to Switzerland more »
28.09.2018
Bär & Karrer Advises Swiss Prime Site on its Rights Offering more »

Publications

Derivatives Trading under FMIA: Reporting Obligations for Small Non-Financial Counterparties Postponed to 1 January 2024
Bahar Rashid / Peyer Martin / Brügger Urs / Truffer Roland / Hsu Peter / Bétrisey Frédéric,

Bär & Karrer Briefing, October 2018

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Pflichten des Verwaltungsrats einer möglichen Zielgesellschaft
Hoch Mariel,

SZW/RSDA 4/2018

Lump-sum taxation
Bloch-Riemer Ruth,

IFLR Magazine October 2018

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