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


    Client in Chambers Global 2017

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


    Chambers Global 2017

  • "Brilliant lawyer."


    Who's Who Legal Tax 2019

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


    Who's Who Legal Tax 2019

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


    Who's Who Legal Tax 2018

  • "Incredibly powerful."


    Client in Chambers Global 2019

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


    Client in Chambers Europe 2018

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


    Client in Chambers Europe 2018

  • "Very active in M&A transactions."


    Who's Who Legal Tax 2019

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


    Client in the energy sector

  • "Excellent peer and client endorsements."


    Chambers Global 2017

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


    Client in Chambers Global 2017

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


    Legal 500 2018

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


    Client in Chambers Global 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. She is 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.


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

Contact Details

Susanne Schreiber
Bär & Karrer AG
Brandschenkestrasse 90
CH-8027 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 Cognita in a Transaction which Allows International School Zurich North to Join Cognita more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Patinex and BZ Bank on the Sale of NovImmune to Light Chain Bioscicence more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Novartis and Alcon on the Spin-off of Alcon more »
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Schweiz: Bundesgesetz über die Steuerreform und AHV-Finanzierung (STAF) – Zustimmung in der Volksabstimmung, Internationales Steuerrecht - iStR / Zeitschrift für europäische und internation …
Commentaire TF: Impôt sur le revenu, transposition, évasion fiscale, RDAF Revue de Droit Administratif et de droit Fiscal, 2019 II, p. 45-47 …
Praxis zur indirekten Teilliquidation – eine Standortbestimmung (Teil 2), in ZStP 1/2019 – Zürcher Steuerpraxis …
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Speaking Engagements

Cross Border Financing: The Evolving View of the OECD and Others (Panel) 19th Annual U.S. and Europe Tax Practice Trends Conference (Organizer: ABA/IFA/I … more »
Voluntary Disclosure in an Era of Greater Transparency Forum on International Tax Disputes, Cambridge Forums, London, 28. Februar/1. Mä … more »
What is happening in holding company jurisdictions? Sean Finn, Jean Schaffner, Pieternel van den Brink, 8th Annual IBA Finance & … more »
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