David Trachsel


David Trachsel's practice focuses on domestic and international litigation and arbitration. Furthermore, he regularly supports clients in tax proceedings.

Recent Work Highlights
  • Defense of international investment firm in civil court litigation regarding M&A dispute.
  • Handling of tort claims and related insurance claims for international organization.
  • Successful handling of various foreign requests for international administrative assistance in tax matters.
  • Successful defense of majority shareholder of industrial company in tax litigation regarding hidden profit distribution allegations.
  • Successful representation of real estate firm in tax litigation regarding real estate transaction before the 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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David Trachsel
P: +41 58 261 53 95
F: +41 58 263 53 95

Bär & Karrer Ltd.
Brandschenkestrasse 90
CH-8002 Zurich

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