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Prof. Dr. Rashid Bahar

Partner

Rashid Bahar's practice focuses on banking, finance and capital markets, as well as general corporate law. He regularly advises Swiss and foreign financial institutions on transactional and regulatory matters. He is often involved in M&A transactions and complex financings, where he advises both lenders and borrowers. He regularly represents clients in licensing and enforcement proceedings before the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA and other authorities.

He heads the funds, financial products and asset management practice group. As part of his practice, he advises Swiss and international investment fund and asset managers. He also assists foreign promoters in entering the Swiss retail and professional market.

Rashid Bahar has extensively published and is regularly invited to speak on these issues.

Rashid Bahar is also an associate professor at the University of Geneva, where he teaches corporate law and financial markets regulation. He is a member of the executive committee of the Center for Banking and Financial Law and the editorial committee of the Swiss Business Law Review. He was appointed as an expert member of the working group of the Federal Department of Finance responsible for the drafting Federal Act of Financial Services (FIDLEG) and its implementing ordinance.

Languages

English, French, German

Curriculum

  • Partner of Bär & Karrer (since 2012)
  • Harvard Law School: LL.M. (2007)
  • Associate at a Swiss law firm (2001-2005)
  • Senior Research Assistant at the Center for Banking and Financial Law, University of Geneva (2004-2006)
  • Associate at Bär & Karrer (since 2005)
  • Harvard Law School: Visiting Researcher (2003-2004)
  • University of Geneva: Dr. iur. (2003)
  • Research and Teaching Assistant to Prof. Rita Trigo Trindade (2001-2003)
  • University of Geneva: D.E.S (2000)
  • Admitted to the Geneva Bar (2000)
  • Trainee at a Swiss law firm (1998-2000)
  • University of Geneva: lic. iur. (1998)

Memberships and Public Offices

  • Association genevoise de droit des affaires
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • Swiss Lawyers Association
  • Associate professor at the University of Geneva

Contact Details

Rashid Bahar is working at the following locations: Zurich,Geneva

Prof. Dr. Rashid Bahar
Bär & Karrer AG
Brandschenkestrasse 90
CH-8027 Zurich
Switzerland

T: +41 58 261 53 92
F: +41 58 263 53 92
M: +41 58 262 53 92
rashid.bahar@baerkarrer.ch

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Publications

Prudent legislating, Swiss-style, IFLR Magazine June 2018 (Supplement Fintech Special Focus 2018) … Download »
Swiss Capital Markets Law, Outsourcing: FINMA Publishes a New Circular 2018/3 on Outsourcing for Banks and … Download »
Switzerland, in: Banking Regulation 2018, Global Legal Group, Fifth Edition, 2018, p. 279 ff. … Download »
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Speaking Engagements

Sûretés sur titres intermédiés et la réalisation des sûretés sur instruments financiers Association genevoise de droit des affaires (agda) Séminaire "Sûretés mobilières … more »
Transparence (et gouvernance) des produits Journée de droit bancaire et financier (Université de Genève), Genf, 14. Novembe … more »
Kundensegmentierung GesKR-Tagung: FIDLEG und FINIG (Veranstalter: GesKR), 2. Dezember 2016, Zürich … more »
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