Partner

Martin Anderson

A very good lawyer.

Chambers Europe 2016

Ability to identify what the client needs.

Source in Chambers Global 2020

Ability to look for solutions which will work for both sides.

Client in Chambers Global 2019

Is very pragmatic and quickly understands our main objectives and translates them into legal solutions.

Chambers Europe 2018

Solution-oriented, creative, precise and available.

Chambers Europe 2018

Well-organised.

Legal 500 2018

Very good, very available, practical and commercial too; he has the global picture in mind.

Client in Chambers Europe 2017

Experienced and pragmatic.

Legal 500 2017

He's client-minded and pragmatic, and anticipates problems we may have.

Chambers Europe 2016

A very good lawyer.

Chambers Europe 2016

Ability to identify what the client needs.

Source in Chambers Global 2020

About

Martin Anderson's practice focuses on domestic and international M&A transactions (acquisitions and divestures in public and private companies, mergers), private equity transactions (assistance to investors, sellers and management teams in MBOs, venture capital and start-ups) and general corporate law (corporate governance, shareholders' agreements, joint ventures, restructurings, executive incentive arrangements).

Martin Anderson also regularly assists banks and other financial institutions on financing transactions (including structured financings), derivatives and financial products, asset management and regulatory matters.

Chambers (Global and Europe) and Legal 500 rank Martin Anderson as one of the leading lawyers in Switzerland in the areas of Corporate/M&A and Banking, and he has been recognised in the Legal 500 "Hall of Fame" for having received constant praise by clients for continued excellence for at least seven consecutive years.

Martin Anderson graduated in both law and business administration at the University of Geneva and was an assistant lecturer in finance at the University of Geneva. He lectures on the legal aspects of M&A transactions at the University of Fribourg and is also a regular speaker at conferences and seminars dealing with corporate law and banking/finance topics.

LanguagesFrench, German, English
Curriculum
  • Partner of Bär & Karrer (since 2018)
  • Partner of a Geneva law firm (1996-2018) (managing partner 2001-2018)
  • Associate of a Geneva law firm (1992-1996)
  • Admitted to the Geneva Bar (1992)
  • Trainee at a Swiss law firm in Geneva and Zurich (1990-1992)
  • Assistant lecturer in finance at the University of Geneva, Business Administration (1987-1990)
  • University of Geneva: lic. iur. (1990)
  • University of Geneva: lic. oec. (1987)
Memberships and Public Offices
  • Recognised representative for the listing of securities at the SIX Swiss Exchange
  • Geneva Business Law Association (AGDA), Committee member
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA)
  • Geneva Bar Association (OdA)
  • Lecturer at the University of Fribourg
Admission

All Swiss Courts

Martin Anderson's Deals, Cases & News

Ranked Tier 1 in Banking and Finance by Legal 500

Legal 500 2020

Ranked as 'leading' in M&A by Leaders League.

Leaders League 2020

Ranked Tier 1 in Banking and Finance by Legal 500

Legal 500 2020

Ranked as 'leading' in M&A by Leaders League.

Leaders League 2020

Contact

Martin Anderson
P: +41 58 261 57 03
F: +41 58 261 57 01
martin.anderson@baerkarrer.ch

Bär & Karrer Ltd.
12, quai de la Poste
CH-1211 Genève 11
Switzerland

Assistant
Gislaine Bovo
P: +41 58 261 57 61
F: +41 58 261 57 01
gislaine.bovo@baerkarrer.ch