• "An outstanding figure in the market. "


    Who's Who Legal Tax 2018

  • "Straight to the point. "


    Chambers Global 2019

  • "An excellent tax adviser."


    Interviewee in Chambers Private Wealth Law 2017

  • "A pleasure to work with."


    Client in Chambers Global 2016

  • "An expert in handling complex and international tax matters for private clients."


    Chambers Global 2016

  • "An expert on the relationships with tax authorities and smart in finding the right solutions."


    Chambers HNW guide 2018

  • "He is very strong in all aspects of tax."


    Chambers HNW guide 2016

  • "Lawyer of choice."


    Client in Who's Who Legal 2015

  • "Highly recommended for his adroit advice."


    Who's Who Legal 2016

  • "He is very approachable, has a good international perspective and goes out of his way to understand the case."


    Client in Chambers Global 2015

  • "He thought of creative ways to deal with complex situations."


    Client in Chambers Global 2013

  • "He has an open and fresh mind when it comes to international tax planning."


    Chambers Global 2017

  • "He is very cerebral and intellectual and very good."


    Chambers HNW guide 2016

  • "Perceptive, prompt and thorough in his responses."


    Chambers Global 2013

  • "Sources are quick to highlight his responsiveness and in-depth knowledge."


    Chambers Global 2015

  • "An outstanding tax lawyer."


    Citywealth 2013

  • "The quality of his work and the content and ideas are brilliant."


    Client in Chambers Global 2016

  • "He is an excellent tax adviser."


    Chambers Global 2017

  • "He's just a pleasure to work with."


    Chambers HNW guide 2016

  • "He understands our business and tries to do something different even if it hasn't been done before in Switzerland."


    Client in Chambers Europe 2018

  • "Provides outstanding support."


    Who's Who Legal 2016

  • "An excellent tax guy."


    Chambers HNW guide 2018

  • "Great tactician with exceptional capabilities."


    Clients in Who's Who Legal 2014

  • "He understands our needs and is sensitive to our thoughts and suggestions, he gives well-balanced advice."


    Client in Chambers Global 2013

  • "Praised for his market leading capabilities in the tax field."


    Who's Who Legal 2014

  • "The quality of his work and the content and ideas are brilliant."


    Client in Chambers Europe 2016

  • "One of the very best in the area."


    Client in Who's Who Legal 2016

  • "Highly recommended for his work in the field of cross-border structuring."


    Who's Who Legal 2014




Daniel Bader


Daniel Bader provides national and international tax, social security and legal advice to individuals and corporate clients.

He comprehensively advises private clients, executives and entrepreneurs in tax and legal-related questions including successions planning, compensation plans and private wealth structures.

Daniel Bader develops solutions, particularly related to cross-border structuring and to corporate and private relocations from and to Switzerland. He assists clients in questions regarding income and wealth tax, estate and gift taxes, real estate tax and social security.

Daniel Bader is a frequent speaker at national and international tax and private clients conferences, and acts as board member of Family Offices. He is president of the Swiss branch of the International Fiscal Association IFA. He is listed as a leading lawyer by Chambers, Legal 500 and Citywealth. Furthermore, Who's Who Legal 2018 recognizes him as expert in the practice areas "Private Client" and "Corporate Tax".


German, English, French


  • Partner of Bär & Karrer (since 2010)
  • Swiss Tax Expert (2008)
  • Associate at a Swiss law firm (2008)
  • Director and tax advisor at a Swiss bank (2007)
  • Associate at a Swiss law firm (2005)
  • University of Zurich: lic. oec. (2003)
  • Research and Teaching Assistant to Prof. Dr. H.P. Wehrli (2000-2004)

Memberships and Public Offices

  • President of the International Fiscal Association, Swiss Branch

Contact Details

Daniel Bader
Bär & Karrer AG
Brandschenkestrasse 90
CH-8027 Zurich

T: +41 58 261 54 32
F: +41 58 263 54 32
M: +41 58 262 54 32


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Deals & Cases

Bär & Karrer Advises Midwinter Capital on the Acquisition of Rothschild & Co's Trust Business more »
Bär & Karrer Advises the Sellers on the Sale of Briner Winterthur more »
Bär & Karrer Advised Copernicus Holding on the Establishment of its Structure and Obtaining a FINMA License more »
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Praxis zur indirekten Teilliquidation - eine Standortbestimmung (Teil 1), in ZStP 4/2018 - Zürcher Steuerpraxis …
Law and Practice Switzerland, Chambers Global Practice Guides, Private Wealth 2019, Chambers & Partners, p … Download »
Single Family Offices in Switzerland, Legal and Taxation Framework … Download »
Bader Daniel - more publications

Speaking Engagements

Besteuerung von Trusts und Besteuerung nach dem Aufwand The 15th Zurich Annual Conference on International Trust and Inheritance Law Pra … more »
GmbH-Geschäftsführung 2018 Rechte und Pflichten kennen, Haftungsrisiken vermeiden, Risikomanagement entwick … more »
The OECD on CRS Anti-Avoidance Advising Latin American Families in a transparent world (Veranstalter: KNect365 … more »
Bader Daniel - more speaking engagements