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


    Client in the energy sector

  • "Provides high quality of legal advice. "


    Client Choice 2019

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


    Chambers Global 2017

  • "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

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


    Client Choice 2019

  • "Listens and has a practical approach. "


    Client in Chambers Global 2020

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


    Legal 500 2018

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


    Who's Who Legal Tax 2019

  • "Excellent peer and client endorsements."


    Chambers Global 2017

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


    Client in Chambers Global 2017

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


    Client Choice 2019

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


    Client in Chambers Europe 2018

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


    Who's Who Legal Tax 2018

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


    Client in Chambers Global 2019

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


    Client in Chambers Global 2017

  • "Brilliant lawyer."


    Who's Who Legal Tax 2019

  • "Very active in M&A transactions."


    Who's Who Legal Tax 2019

  • "Incredibly powerful."


    Client in Chambers Global 2019

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


    Client Choice 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

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


    Client in Chambers Europe 2018

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


    Client in Chambers Global 2020




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. 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

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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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Transfer Pricing 2020 - Switzerland, Getting the Deal Through 2019, p. 80ff. … Download »
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Speaking Engagements

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 »
Entwicklungen im interkantonalen Steuerrecht IFF Seminar zur Unternehmehmensbesteuerung, 14./15. Januar 2020, St. Gallen … more »
Schreiber Susanne - more speaking engagements