Dr. Ralph Malacrida

The natural choice for M&A transactions.

Who's Who Legal 2013

Very gifted lawyer

Source in Chambers Europe 2021

Smart and efficient.

Client in IFLR1000 2021

Availability, responsiveness, good sense of humour, legal knowledge and a good negotiator with business sense.

Client in IFLR1000 2021

He has a good sense of humour, which helps in negotiations.

Client in Chambers Global 2020

Very famous.

Who's Who Legal 2019

Excellent and very responsive.

Source in Chambers Europe 2019

For a more hands-on approach I go to him.

Interviewee in Chambers Europe 2019


Who's Who Legal Capital Market 2018


Legal 500 2018

If you can get him on a deal, then you are sorted

Client in Chambers Europe 2018

Very responsive, commercially minded, and a real pleasure to work with.

Client in Chambers Europe 2018

He has a proven track record in high-profile acquisitions.

Chambers Europe 2018

I rely very much on his judgment.

Client in Chambers Europe 2018

A very strong deal counsel and very pragmatic.

Client in Chambers Global 2017

Smart and technically very good.

Client in Chambers Europe 2016

Known for his savvy approach and boundless knowledge of the sector.

Who's Who Legal 2016

Exceedingly talented lawyer.

Client in Who's Who Legal 2015

Recommended for his stellar work in banking, M&A and energy.

Who's Who Legal 2015

Receives praise for his impressive technical ability in complex transactions.

Who's Who Legal 2014

Has a top-notch practice.

Who's Who Legal 2014

Trusted adviser to many Swiss companies.

Who's Who Legal 2014

Excels at being solution-oriented.

Client in Chambers Global 2013

Very experienced, sharp, and intelligent.

Client in Chambers Global 2013

One of Bär & Karrer's heavyweights.

IFLR1000 2013

A tremendous asset to any transactional team and praised for his incisive mind.

Who's Who Legal 2013

The natural choice for M&A transactions.

Who's Who Legal 2013

Very gifted lawyer

Source in Chambers Europe 2021

À propos de

Ralph Malacrida specializes in M&A and corporate finance transactions, including venture capital transactions, structured and acquisition finance as well as capital markets. He has extensive experience in complex corporate restructurings. Ralph Malacrida is co-head of the M&A practice and heads the Finance practice.

He has a strong track record advising clients on domestic and international M&A and finance transactions, successfully executing deals for sellers, buyers, finance providers, borrowers and issuers.

Ralph Malacrida is a member of the board of directors of several Swiss companies. He is ranked as a leading lawyer in IFLR 1000, Legal 500, Chambers Europe and Chambers Global.

LanguesGerman, English
  • Member of the Management Board of Bär & Karrer (2006-2011)
  • Partner of Bär & Karrer (since 2000)
  • Co-head of former London Office (1999-2002)
  • Associate at Bär & Karrer (1995)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Law School/Wharton Business School): LL.M. (1995)
  • Admitted to the Zurich Bar (1994)
  • Law Clerk at the District Court of Zurich (1992-1993)
  • University of Zurich: Dr. iur. (1992)
  • Teaching and Research Assistant at the University of Zurich (1990-1991)
  • University of Zurich: lic.iur. (1989)
Associations et fonctions publiques
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • Recognized Representative for the Listing of Securities at the SIX Swiss Exchange
  • The Law Society, London (affiliate status)
  • The Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME)
AdmissionTous les courts suisses


Ralph Malacrida
P: +41 58 261 50 00
F: +41 58 261 50 01

Bär & Karrer SA
Brandschenkestrasse 90
CH-8002 Zurich

Silvana Thom
P: +41 58 261 54 71
F: +41 58 261 50 01