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 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

18.04.2018
Bär & Karrer Advised Copernicus Holding on the Establishment of its Structure and Obtaining a FINMA License more »
06.04.2018
Bär & Karrer Advises Allianz Suisse on the Acquisition of DAS Switzerland more »
21.03.2018
Bär & Karrer Advised Axcel on the Acquisition of Invima more »

Publications

Swiss Capital Markets Law
Bahar Rashid / Peyer Martin,

Outsourcing: FINMA Publishes a New Circular 2018/3 on Outsourcing for Banks and Insurance companies, CapLaw-2018-16, p.14-19

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Vorbezüge für Wohneigentum in der güterrechtlichen Auseinandersetzung
Brändli Gian,

in: Alexandra Jungo/Christiana Fountoulakis (Hrsg.), Elterliche Sorge, Betreuungsunterhalt, Vorsorgeausgleich und weitere Herausforderungen, 9. Symposium zum Familienrecht, Universität Freiburg, Zürich/Basel/Genf 2018

Switzerland
Hsu Peter / Bahar Rashid,

in: Banking Regulation 2018, Global Legal Group, Fifth Edition, 2018, p. 279 ff.

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