• "Recommended by clients and peers for his ability to handle complex issues."


    Who's Who Legal 2016

  • "Very pragmatic, quick and practical."


    Client in Chambers Global 2014

  • "A very technically sound lawyer."


    Client in Chambers Global 2014

  • "Immensely practical and very solution-oriented."


    Chambers Global 2013

  • "Commercially minded and deeply knowledgeable."


    Client in Chambers Europe 2016

  • "'Pragmatic and to-the-point' advice."


    Client in Chambers Global 2015

  • "I trust him; he is very practical and able to adapt to our needs. He offers a great combination of knowledge and business acumen."


    Client in Chambers Global 2015

  • "Stands out for his leading contribution to the field."


    Who's Who Legal 2016

  • "Very commercial, extremely responsive and on the ball during the deal."


    Client in Chambers Global 2017

  • "Incredibly knowledgeable and articulate."


    Client in Who's Who Legal 2016

  • "A bright lawyer with a bright future."


    Chambers Global 2017

  • "He works tirelessly and is well aware of all potential pitfalls."


    Chambers Global 2013

  • "Knows when to give and when to take in negotiations."


    Client in Chambers Global 2014

  • "Extremely responsive, commercially minded and always easy to co-operate with."


    Client in Chambers Global 2014

  • "Good rapport with clients."


    Client in Chambers Global 2013

  • "Much appreciated by clients for his hands-on approach, responsiveness and commerciality."


    Chambers Europe 2015

  • "Quick, commercial, and responsive."


    Chambers Global 2013

  • "A high-flying specialist, whose technical expertise makes him a firm favourite with clients."


    Who's Who Legal 2015




Dr. Till Spillmann


Till Spillmann is a managing partner at Bär & Karrer and co-heads the practice groups Financing and Capital Markets. He has more than 10 years of experience in advising banks and corporates on capital markets, mergers & acquisitions, banking, insurance & financing as well as on corporate restructurings. He also advises clients on corporate governance and other corporate and commercial law matters.

Till Spillmann is co-founder and chairman of the editorial board of GesKR, a leading law journal on corporate and capital markets law in Switzerland. He regularly speaks and writes articles and legal commentaries on topics within his fields of practice.

Chambers Global and Europe rank Till Spillmann as a leading individual in the practice areas Banking & Finance and Capital Markets. IFLR 1000 lists him as a "rising star" and Who's Who Legal as one of the world's leading capital markets lawyers.


German, English


  • Managing Partner of Bär & Karrer (since 2014)
  • Partner of Bär & Karrer (since 2013)
  • Associate at Bär & Karrer (since 2008)
  • Secondment at Linklaters LLP, London (September 2007 - August 2008)
  • Associate at Bär & Karrer (2006-2007)
  • Admitted to the Zurich Bar (2006)
  • Trainee at Bär & Karrer (2004-2005)
  • University of Zurich: Dr. iur. (2004)
  • Julius Baer & Co. AG and Julius Baer Investment Funds Services Ltd. (2002-2004)
  • University of Zurich: lic. iur. (2002)
  • Undergraduate employee at McKinsey & Company, Inc. Zurich (1997-2001)

Memberships and Public Offices

  • Chairman of the Executive Board of a law journal on corporate and capital markets law GesKR (Gesellschafts- und Kapitalmarktrecht, www.geskr.ch)
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Zurich Bar Association
  • Swiss Lawyers Association (Schweizerischer Juristenverein)
  • International Bar Association

Contact Details

Dr. Till Spillmann
Bär & Karrer AG
Brandschenkestrasse 90
CH-8027 Zurich

T: +41 58 261 52 87
F: +41 58 263 52 87
M: +41 58 262 52 87


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Deals & Cases

Bär & Karrer Advises Groupe Acrotec on its Placement of CHF 70 Million 3.75% Bonds more »
Bär & Karrer Advises EQT and Kuoni Group on the Sale of Kuoni's Global Travel Services to the JTB Corporation more »
Bär & Karrer Advises CVC on the Acquisition of a Majority Stake in Breitling more »
Spillmann Till - more deals & cases


Corporate Law Reform, IFLR Magazine April 2017 … Download »
Lending and taking security in Switzerland, Thomson Reuters Practical Law 2016 …
FIDLEG - Prospektregelung, in: Thomas U. Reutter/Thomas Werlen (eds.), Kapitalmarkttransaktionen X, Zurich 2016, p. 7 - 50
Spillmann Till - more publications

Speaking Engagements

Erfolgsfaktoren bei Finanzierungsverhandlungen 29. Finanzsymposium, der grösste Fachkongress für Treasurer, (Veranstalter: Schw … more »
Aktienkapital: Nennwert, Erhöhung und Herabsetzung GesKR-Tagung zur Aktienrechtsrevision (Veranstalter: GesKR), 31. Januar 2017, Zü … more »
Empirisches zur Umsetzung der VegüV (Veranstalter: 3. GesKR Tagung), 23. Oktober 2014, Zürich  … more »
Spillmann Till - more speaking engagements