David Trachsel


David Trachsel's practice focuses on domestic and international litigation and arbitration. He advises and represents companies and individuals predominantly in contract law, commercial law and corporate law disputes. Furthermore, he regularly supports clients in tax litigations.

Recent Work Highlights
  • Successful defense of international investment firm in litigation regarding M&A dispute before Commercial Court and Federal Supreme Court.
  • Representation of private equity firm in shareholder dispute, incl. corporate court litigation and related criminal matters.
  • Handling of tort claims and related insurance claims for international organization.
  • Representation of international organization in D&O insurance matters.
  • Successful handling of various foreign requests for international administrative assistance in tax matters.
  • Successful representation of real estate firm in tax litigation regarding real estate transaction before the Swiss Federal Administrative Court.
  • Representation of financial services company in tax litigation, i.a. regarding restructurings, before the Swiss Federal Tax Authority and cantonal tax courts.
LanguagesGerman, English, French, Spanish
  • Associate at Bär & Karrer (since 2019)
  • Admitted to the Zurich Bar (2019)
  • Legal employee at Bär & Karrer (2018)
  • Law clerk at the Commercial Court of the Canton of Berne (2017)
  • Trainee at Bär & Karrer (2015-2016)
  • University of Fribourg: MLaw (2015)
  • Research and Teaching Assistant at the Chair of Constitutional and Administrative Law II at the University of Fribourg (2014-2015)
  • Student Trainee at Bär & Karrer (2014)
  • Durham University, UK: Exchange Year (2013-2014)
  • University of Fribourg: BLaw (2013)
Memberships and Public Offices
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
AdmissionAll Swiss Courts

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Bär & Karrer Ltd.
Brandschenkestrasse 90
CH-8002 Zurich