• "Outstanding practice for both arbitration and litigation with a presence across Switzerland."


    Chambers Europe 2015

  • "The firm offers the perfect package of quality, diversity and personal contact."


    Chambers Europe 2016

  • "The rates are fair and we had a very positive experience."


    Client in Chambers Europe 2016

  • "Stellar bench that excels in all areas of dispute resolution, including sports arbitration."


    Chambers Europe 2016

  • "Great experience of cross-border matters."


    Chambers Europe 2016

  • "The team has great analytical skills."


    Chambers Europe 2018

  • "A very skilled team. "


    Legal 500 2017

  • "The team is active on high-profile and complex disputes work."


    Client in Chambers Europe 2015

  • "Excellent legal technical expertise."


    Chambers Europe 2018

  • "This excellent litigation and arbitration practice provides top shelf advice combined with excellent availability."


    Legal 500 2013

  • "Best in class."


    Legal 500 2018






Bär & Karrer represents clients in commercial arbitrations and related court and enforcement proceedings. We act in ad hoc and institutional arbitrations governed by Swiss or foreign law. We are experienced in proceedings administered by major arbitral institutions, including the ICC, the Swiss Chambers of Commerce, WIPO, LCIA, the Vienna Center, the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, AAA/IDCR, and CAS.


Members of our arbitration team regularly serve as party-appointed arbitrators, sole arbitrators, and chairpersons of arbitral tribunals, as well as mediators. Partners of the firm are also active members of executive bodies of arbitral institutions (such as the Swiss Chambers). In addition they lecture on arbitration in LL.M. programs and specialized programs such as the courses of the Swiss Arbitration Academy.


The quality, size, and experience of our international arbitration team allow us to handle large and complex cases. We regularly act in cases involving international acquisitions, joint ventures, privatizations, R&D, technology transfers, financing, sales of goods, commodity trading, sports arbitration, oil and gas concessions, and access to networks.


  • Party representation as counsel in arbitration proceedings
  • Chairman, co-arbitrator or sole arbitrator
  • Counsel in the enforcement or challenging of arbitral awards and in preliminary measures supporting arbitration proceedings
  • Mediator or counsel in mediation






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Deals & Cases

Bär & Karrer Successfully Assisted the Peruvian Football Federation in a CAS Proceeding more »
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Retrocessions: Criminal Consequences of Non Disclosure
Bahar Rashid / Conrad Hari Aurélie / Garbarski Andrew M.,

Bär & Karrer Briefing September 2018

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Commentary on Article 23 ICC Rules
Jaisli Kull Nadja,

in: Manuel Arroyo (ed.), Arbitration in Switzerland – The Practitioner's Guide, 2nd edition, The Netherlands 2018

Commentary on Article 24 ICC Rules and Appendix IV ICC Rules
Jaisli Kull Nadja / Andrea Meier,

in: Manuel Arroyo (ed.), Arbitration in Switzerland – The Practitioner's Guide, 2nd edition, The Netherlands 2018

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Speaking Engagements

Introduction to the HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules ("Hong Kong Rules")
Roth Andrea,

Vis Moot School Switzerland, 3. Oktober 2018, University of Zurich

Swiss Case Law Series: Jurisdiction over Set-off Defenses arising out of Contracts that are subject to another Arbitration Clause – Case Law and Approaches in Doctrine
Roth Andrea,

ASA Below40 Seminar, 14. September 2018, Bern

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Future of Arbitration in Europe: is private justice doomed?
Hochstrasser Daniel,

5th Annual GAR Live Frankfurt, 12 June 2018

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