• "Very strong on private M&A matters."

     

    Who is Who Legal Switzerland 2018

  • "Focused on making the deal happen."

     

    Client in IFLR 1000 2020

  • "Praised for the 'solid and detailed' work he produces."

     

    Chambers Europe 2014

  • "Sensational."

     

    Client in Who's Who Legal 2016

  • "He is a great lawyer to have on your side."

     

    Client in IFLR1000 2016

  • "Commercially minded and knows exactly what to focus on."

     

    Client in Chambers Global 2017

  • "Works extensively on private M&A and private equity transactions."

     

    Chambers Global 2015

  • "Quick, diligent and understands business: a great mind."

     

    Client in Chambers Europe 2016

  • "Adapts to the situation and people he's interacting with on a deal."

     

    Client in Chambers Global 2014

  • "Very experienced when it comes to corporate law."

     

    Who is Who Legal M&A und Governance 2018

  • "A very strong negotiator."

     

    Legal 500 2016

  • "Christoph Neeracher is great to work with; he is very prompt and client-focused – a high quality attorney."

     

    Source in Legal 500 2020

  • "An excellent negotiator."

     

    Who's Who Legal M&A 2019

  • "Extremely experienced in M&A matters and very strong in negotiations."

     

    Legal 500 2012-2015

  • "Top-class in private M&A. "

     

    Who's Who Legal M&A 2019

  • "Leader in the field of M&A."

     

    Chambers Europe 2010-2015

  • "He has a broad range of experience."

     

    Chambers Europe 2018

  • "Very deal-oriented and quick. "

     

    Source in Chambers Global 2020

  • "Receives effusive praise from clients."

     

    Chambers Europe 2011

  • "One of the world's leading M&A lawyers."

     

    Who's Who of M&A Lawyers 2015

  • "Works extensively on private M&A and private equity transactions."

     

    Chambers Europe 2015

  • "Very responsive and great work results."

     

    Client in IFLR 1000 2020

  • "Excellent adviser and strong negotiator for the client's interests."

     

    Chambers Europe 2015

  • "An excellent M&A lawyer with great commercial skills and a big network."

     

    Client in IFLR 1000 2020

  • "Well known for his outstanding work on public and private M&A transactions."

     

    Who is Who Legal M&A und Governance 2018

  • "Leading lawyer in financial and corporate law."

     

    IFLR1000 2011-2013

  • "One of the best negotiators in Switzerland. "

     

    Chambers Global 2019

  • "Talented and well versed in a broad range of national and international transactions both sell and buy side."

     

    Who's Who Legal 2014

  • "Impressive depth of expertise."

     

    Client in Who's Who Legal

  • "Has commercial sense."

     

    Source in Chambers Global 2020

  • "Christoph Neeracher is super smart and highly responsive."

     

    Client in IFLR1000 2016

  • "The natural choice for private M&A transactions."

     

    Client in Who's Who Legal 2016

  • "His impressive client base includes banks and other financial institutions."

     

    Chambers Global 2015

  • "An excellent adviser and strong negotiator for the client's interests."

     

    Legal 500 2015

 

 

 

Dr. Christoph Neeracher

Partner

Christoph Neeracher specializes in international and domestic M&A transactions (focusing on private M&A and private equity transactions, including secondary buyouts, public to private transactions and distressed equity), transaction finance, venture capital, startups, corporate restructurings, relocations, corporate law, general contract matters (e.g. joint ventures, partnerships and shareholders agreements) and all directly related areas such as employment matters for key employees (e.g. employee participation and incentive agreements). 

He is experienced in a broad range of national and international transactions both sell and buy side (including corporate auction processes) and the assistance of clients in their ongoing corporate and commercial activities. Additionally, Christoph Neeracher represents clients in litigation proceedings relating to his specialization.

Chambers Global and Europe rank him as a leader in the field of M&A (since 2010) and IFLR 1000 lists him as one of the leading lawyers in Switzerland (since 2012). The International Who's Who of M&A Lawyers lists Christoph Neeracher as one of the world's leading M&A lawyers. The Legal 500 (2012) describes him as "extremely experienced in M&A matters and very strong in negotiations" and ranks him among the leading individuals. Christoph Neeracher is ranked first in Mergermarket's Profile League Table for 2016's most prolific individual DACH legal advisors.

 

Languages

English, German

Curriculum

  • Partner of Bär & Karrer (since 2007)
  • Associate at Bär & Karrer (2001)
  • New York University: LL.M. in Corporate Law (2001)
  • University of Zurich: Dr. iur. (2000)
  • Admitted to the Zurich Bar (1999)
  • Law Clerk at the District Court of Meilen (1997-1998)
  • University of Zurich: lic. iur. (1996)

Memberships and Public Offices

  • Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • German - Swiss Association of Legal Professionals
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • IPBA (Inter-Pacific Bar Association)

Contact Details

Dr. Christoph Neeracher
Bär & Karrer AG
Brandschenkestrasse 90
CH-8002 Zurich
Switzerland

T: +41 58 261 52 64
F: +41 58 263 52 64
M: +41 58 262 52 64
christoph.neeracher@baerkarrer.ch

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Speaking Engagements

Mergers & Acquisitions HWZ Studiengang CAS in Financial Markets Compliance Switzerland, 13. September 2 … more »
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