• "Detailed and solutions-oriented advice."

     

    Client in Who's Who Legal 2015

  • "The 'go-to guy' for clients in need of insurance and reinsurance regulatory advice."

     

    Who's Who Legal 2013

  • "Has in-depth knowledge of the banking and insurance industry."

     

    Legal 500 2016

  • "A key player in the Swiss insurance and reinsurance regulatory field."

     

    Who's Who Legal 2014

  • "Very knowledgeable, detail-oriented and very open to novel solutions and approaches."

     

    Client in IFLR 1000 2016

  • "A key individual within the banking and insurance sector."

     

    Legal 500 2014

  • "Exemplary reputation in the market for excellence and achievement."

     

    Client in Who's Who Legal 2016

  • "Extremely knowledgeable."

     

    Client in Who's Who Legal 2016

 

 

 

Dr. Peter Hsu

Partner

Peter Hsu is Bär & Karrer's key contact for the practice area of banking and insurance. His practice focuses on banking, insurance, financing and capital markets. He regularly advises Swiss and foreign banks, securities dealers, insurers and other financial intermediaries as well as fintech businesses with regard to a wide range of regulatory, contract law and corporate law matters. Moreover, he often advises clients on M&A transactions.

Peter Hsu has published several books and articles on topics in banking, insurance and capital markets and is regularly invited to speak on these topics.

Peter Hsu is ranked as a leading individual in the practice areas of Banking & Finance as well as Insurance & Reinsurance and listed as "most highly regarded" practitioner in Insurance & Reinsurance (Who's Who Legal). The Legal 500 2014 refers to him as a "key individual within the banking and insurance sector" and recommends him for insurance advice. In Who's Who Legal, he is quoted as "the 'go-to guy' for clients in need of insurance and reinsurance regulatory advice" (2013) and "key player in the Swiss insurance and reinsurance regulatory field" (2014) and wins praise for his "unparalleled abilities". In addition, he is described as "extremely knowledgeable" in insurance and regulatory matters and lauded for his "business oriented approach" (2016). In IFLR 1000, a client characterizes him as "very knowledgeable, detail-oriented and very open to novel solutions and approaches" (2016).

 

Languages

German, English

Curriculum

  • Partner at Bär & Karrer (since 2009)
  • University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law: LL.M. (2004)
  • Associate at Bär & Karrer (2002-2003 and 2004-2008)
  • New York Bar (not practicing) (2004)
  • Admitted to the Zurich Bar (2002)
  • Law Clerk to the Labour court at the District Court of Zurich (2000-2001)
  • Law Clerk to the District Court of Zurich (2000)
  • University of Zurich: Dr. iur. (1999)
  • Inhouse counsel at SWX Swiss Exchange/Ad hoc publicity (1997-1999)
  • Research assistant to Prof. Dr. H.C. von der Crone at the University of Zurich (1996-1997)
  • University of Zurich: lic. iur. (1995)

Memberships and Public Offices

  • AIDA Swiss Chapter (Member of the Organising Committee)
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Swiss Society for Liability and Insurance Law (SGHVR)
  • Co-editor of the Basler Commentary on the Insurance Supervision Act (ISA)
  • Board member of Jyske Bank (Schweiz) AG (2015/2016)

Contact Details

Dr. Peter Hsu
Bär & Karrer AG
Brandschenkestrasse 90
CH-8027 Zurich
Switzerland

T: +41 58 261 53 94
F: +41 58 261 50 01
peter.hsu@baerkarrer.ch

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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

Vereinfachtes Freistellungsverfahren für Schweizer Banken in Deutschland – Einzelne Aspekte aus CH-Sicht Swiss Association of Compliance Officers Basket Cross-Border Banking Veranstaltu … more »
Panel Diskussion: The use of life insurance to retain international clients Swiss Life STEP Roundtable Diskussion (Veranstalter: Swiss Life), 28 March 2014, … more »
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