• "Her combination of skills enables her to provide cutting edge legal advice."


    Client Choice 2019

  • "Experienced in international and national corporate tax and M&A."


    Chambers Global 2017

  • "Top-tier adviser in the Zurich area. "


    Who's Who Legal Tax 2019

  • "Brilliant lawyer."


    Who's Who Legal Tax 2019

  • "Susanne Schreiber is an outstanding tax adviser with exceptional legal skills and profound commercial understanding."


    Source in Legal 500 2020

  • "Fast thinker with a pragmatic approach and very good knowledge."


    Client in Chambers Global 2017

  • "Has amazing tax know-how and is connected to every major tax player in Switzerland."


    Legal 500 2018

  • "Very kind person and easy to work with."


    Client in Chambers Global 2017

  • "She is accessible, responsive, open and humble."


    Client in Chambers Europe 2018

  • "Listens and has a practical approach. "


    Client in Chambers Global 2020

  • "She is a very quick thinker, always up-to-date and knows both the newest tax law releases and the tax practice."


    Client Choice 2019

  • "Very fresh thinking with a lot of power."


    Client in the energy sector

  • "Excellent for financing structures and M&A deals. "


    Who's Who Legal Tax 2018

  • "Excellent peer and client endorsements."


    Chambers Global 2017

  • "She has highest level of tax knowledge and understanding of business needs."


    Client in Chambers Europe 2018

  • "She has great know-how, is a good listener and a great adviser. "


    Client in Chambers Global 2019

  • "Due to her high intelligence, broad network of contacts and constant strive for being up-to-date, she has developed very strong commercial awareness. "


    Client Choice 2019

  • "Excellent and very efficient tax practitioner with a deep understanding of the commercial aspects of a transaction."


    Client in Chambers Global 2020

  • "Provides high quality of legal advice. "


    Client Choice 2019

  • "Incredibly powerful."


    Client in Chambers Global 2019

  • "She offers extremely good value for money; her advisory is not limited to the invoiced hours."


    Client Choice 2019

  • "She has very strong persuasion and influencing skills."


    Client Choice 2019

  • "Very active in M&A transactions."


    Who's Who Legal Tax 2019




Susanne Schreiber


Susanne Schreiber is a partner at Bär & Karrer AG and co-heads the tax department.

Susanne Schreiber has extensive experience in international corporate tax matters, in particular in domestic and cross-border M&A transactions and reorganizations. She advises on tax aspects of financing, acquisition structuring as well as capital market transactions and management incentive schemes.

She frequently works on vendor or buy-side transactions, both for private equity clients, multinationals or individuals, covering due diligence, pre-deal structuring as well as carve-outs and post-merger integration from a tax perspective.

Furthermore, Susanne Schreiber regularly supports Swiss multinationals in their tax planning work, including tax advice on restructurings, financing and tax litigation work.

Susanne Schreiber is a German attorney-at-law and tax advisor as well as a Swiss certified tax expert. Before joining Bär & Karrer she worked for an international law firm in Germany and for one of the big four companies in Zurich where she last headed the Swiss M&A tax department.

She regularly speaks on tax-related topics in the area of M&A / corporate tax law and publishes specialist articles as well as commentaries in the field of taxes. Susanne Schreiber is an Officer of the IBA Taxes Committee, a member of the Exam Commission for Swiss Certified Tax Experts, the tax chapter of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce, the International Fiscal Association and EXPERTsuisse tax commission. Susanne Schreiber won the award "Rising star: Tax" at the IFLR Europe Women in Business Law Awards 2016 and is listed as a Woman-in-Tax Leader in the International Tax Review. Legal 500 listed her as Leading Individual in the category Tax Switzerland. She has recently been awarded for outstanding quality client service with the Client Choice Award 2020 for Corporate Tax in Switzerland.


German, English


  • Partner of Bär & Karrer (since 2015)
  • Partner, Head M&A Tax of a Big Four Firm (2013)
  • Certified Swiss Tax Expert (2010)
  • Manager, Senior Manager, Director of a Big Four Firm in Switzerland (2007, 2008, 2011)
  • German Tax Advisor (2006)
  • Manager M&A Tax Services of a Big Four Firm in Germany (2006)
  • Associate of an international law firm in Germany (2002)
  • Admitted to the Munich Bar (2001)
  • Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich: Law Degree (1999)

Memberships and Public Offices

  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • Member of the Tax Expert Exam Commission
  • Member of the International Fiscal Association Swiss Branch (IFA Switzerland)
  • Member of the Tax Chapter of the Swiss American Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of EXPERTsuisse
  • Officer of the IBA Taxes Committee

Contact Details

Susanne Schreiber
Bär & Karrer AG
Brandschenkestrasse 90
CH-8002 Zurich

T: +41 58 261 52 12
F: +41 58 263 52 12
M: +41 58 262 52 12


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Deals & Cases

Bär & Karrer Advises Appway and its Shareholders in Connection with a USD 37 Million Investment from Summit Partners more »
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Abschreibung von Markenrechten, Hrsg. Cosmos Verlag AG, SteuerRevue, Band 75, Ausgabe 5/2020 …
Fiscal liquidity and restructuring measures, Bär & Karrer Briefing April 2020 … Download »
Analyse der bundesgerichtlichen Rechtsprechung zum internationalen Steuerrecht aus dem ersten Halbjahr 2019, in: ASA 88 / 6-7 / 2019-2020, S. 515 ff. …
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Speaking Engagements

Avoid Tax Disputes by Cooperative Compliance, Joint Audits and ICAP Forum on International Tax Disputes, Cambridge Forums, London, 27./28. Februar 2 … more »
Umstrukturierungen im Hinblick auf die Unternehmensnachfolge Projectos Seminar, 21. Januar 2020, Zürich … more »
Tax Transparency Panel 9th Annual IBA Finance and Capital Markets Tax Conference, 20. Januar 2020, Lond … more »
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