• "Shows pragmatism and solid negotiation skills."


    Legal 500 2016

  • "Has sound and solid judgement and provides commercially appropriate advice."


    Client in Chambers Europe 2018

  • "One of the firm’s leading lawyers."


    ILFR1000 2013

  • "Very well known among banking lawyers for his quality work and business mind."


    Who’s Who Legal 2013

  • "An excellent banking regulatory lawyer. "


    Who's Who Legal Banking 2018

  • "While Eric’s legal advice was always to-the-point, he went much beyond that and helped solving challenges outside of the legal sphere. Very impressed by his experience and great support."


    Source in Legal 500 2020

  • "An outstanding expert for banking regulation."


    Legal 500 2016

  • "A top player in the field."


    Client in Who's Who Legal 2016

  • "A leading figure in the Zürich market."


    Chambers Europe 2015

  • "A very reputable practitioner, and one of the leading banking lawyers in the country."


    Client in Chambers Global 2014

  • "Eric has been a great pleasure to work with. I particularly liked the highly pragmatic approach Eric displayed throughout the funding process"


    Source in Legal 500 2020

  • "Secures a reputation for providing comprehensive and accessible counsel."


    Who's Who Legal 2015

  • "He is known for his boundless knowledge of the sector and for providing thoughtful and insightful advice."


    Who's Who Legal 2016

  • " An incredibly sharp mind."


    Client in Who's Who Legal 2016

  • "Very intelligent and experienced."


    Legal 500 2013

  • "Receives numerous superb reviews."


    Who's Who Legal 2014

  • "The team has in-depth knowledge in all relevant legal areas and a lot of experience with fintech start-ups, their advice was very professional, highly responsive and always pragmatic and to-the-point."


    Source in Legal 500 2020

  • "Eminent Eric Stupp is a key player in the country's banking sector."


    Who's Who Legal 2014

  • "His communication skills and excellent connections are named as two of the key draws for clients who come to him for advice on all aspects of banking and finance."


    Chambers Europe 2013

  • "He is great on the regulatory side."


    Who's Who Legal 2019

  • "Lawyer of choice."


    Client in Who's Who Legal 2015

  • "Truly first-rate and excellent."


    Source in Chambers Global 2020

  • "He makes the difference with his sense of how to deal with situations."


    Client in Chambers Global 2017

  • "He is extremely knowledgeable and has a very good understanding of what regulators want."


    Client in Chambers Global 2015

  • "He makes his point very clearly and is user-friendly."


    Client in Chambers Europe 2015

  • "Highly distinguished for his expertise in handling investigations focusing on the financial sector."


    Who's Who Legal Banking 2019

  • "A regulatory expert."


    Chambers Europe 2018

  • "Excellent negotiating skills and ability to judge a situation and know when to give and when to hold back."


    Client in Chambers Global 2012

  • "Eric Stupp has demonstrated deep knowledge of the Swiss financial regulatory landscape particularly in connection with the rapidly evolving world of blockchain, distributed ledger technologies and cryptocurrencies. In addition he is able to advise across the intricacies of the different legal aspects pertaining to organisational structures."


    Source in Legal 500 2020

  • "Incredible practical sense and good judgement in dealing with cross-border matters. "


    Source in Chambers Global 2020

  • "Brings long standing industry expertise."


    Legal 500 2018




Eric Stupp


Eric Stupp heads Bär & Karrer's financial services department and co-heads the internal investigation and cross-border proceedings team. His practice focuses on advising banks, insurance companies, asset managers and other financial intermediaries on regulatory matters, enforcement proceedings and on M&A transactions.

In recent years, he has regularly advised financial institutions and regulatory bodies in connection with internal investigations on cross-border issues. In particular, he has assisted clients in numerous proceedings initiated by the US Department of Justice, the New York Department of Financial Services and other US or European authorities.

Eric Stupp is a regular speaker at expert conferences addressing these matters. He was a member of Bär & Karrer's management committee for eight years. He is the vice-chairman of the board of directors of Goldman Sachs Bank AG, Zurich and a member of the boards of other financial and nonprofit institutions.

IFLR 1000 2016 and Who's Who Legal 2015 list Eric Stupp as one of the leading banking lawyers in Switzerland. Eric Stupp is listed as a leading lawyer in The Legal 500 in the category Hall of Fame. In 2018, the Weizmann Institute of Science awarded Eric Stupp the Doctor of Philosophy honoris causa for his professional achievements and his support of scientific research carried out in the Institute.


German, French, English


  • Weizmann Institute of Science: phD honoris causa (2018)
  • Member of the board of directors of Bär & Karrer AG (2007-2011)
  • Member of the management board of Bär & Karrer (2003-2007)
  • Partner of Bär & Karrer (since 2000)
  • University of Chicago: LL.M. (1996)
  • Associate at Bär & Karrer (1994)
  • Admitted to the St. Gallen Bar (1994)
  • Journalist trainee at the Neue Zürcher Zeitung (1992)
  • Law Clerk at the Appelate Court of the Canton of St. Gallen (1991)
  • Trainee at a Swiss law firm (1990)
  • University of St. Gallen: lic. iur. HSG (1989)

Memberships and Public Offices

  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • Member of the Specialist Committee Legal & Compliance of the Swiss Funds & Asset Management Association (SFAMA)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Recognized Representative for the Listing of Securities at the SIX Swiss Exchange
  • Member of Steering Committee Forum of Financial Institutions Enforcement, USA

Contact Details

Eric Stupp
Bär & Karrer AG
Brandschenkestrasse 90
CH-8002 Zurich

T: +41 58 261 53 90
F: +41 58 261 50 01


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Deals & Cases

Bär & Karrer Successfully Defends International Fintech Company in Swiss Criminal Proceedings more »
Bär & Karrer Advises DSV on the Completion of the Public Exchange Offer for Panalpina more »
Bär & Karrer Successfully Assisted the National Library of Israel in Proceedings to Obtain Long-Hidden Works of Franz Kafka Located in Swiss Safes more »
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Swiss Parliament Adopts Innovative DLT Legislation, Bär & Karrer Briefing September 2020 … Download »
Admissibility of Internal Investigation Interview Minutes as Evidence in Criminal Proceedings: New Swiss Federal Supreme Court Decision, Bär & Karrer Briefing June 2020 … Download »
Compliance and Criminal Law Related Risks in Connection with COVID-19 Loans, Bär & Karrer Briefing April 2020 … Download »
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Speaking Engagements

Fintech: Fallstudien und Schlaglichter (Veranstalter: Institut für Rechtswissenschaft und Rechtspraxis, Universität St. … more »
Control of untaxed assets: current practices and impact of the proposed legislative project for financial institutions (FINIG)?, Undeclared funds, money laundering: which due diligence obligations in 2015? (Or … more »
FIDLEG und FINIG - ein neues regulatorisches Umfeld für den Schweizer Finanzplatz B&K Nachmittagsveranstaltung (Veranstalter: Bär & Karrer AG), 30. Septem … more »
Stupp Eric - more speaking engagements