• "The team is extremely knowledgeable about the core legal principles."

     

    Client in IFLR1000 2015

  • "We do not just get the law but practical advice that can be used."

     

    Client in Chambers Global 2015

  • "The firm has a track record of being able to execute very large transactions/the biggest deals."

     

    Chambers Europe 2018

  • "Very good understanding of the Swiss financial market."

     

    Client in IFLR 1000 2020

  • "Advice and analysis is always to the point."

     

    Legal 500 2014

  • "One of the most prominent and highly respected banking and finance departments in Switzerland."

     

    Chambers Europe 2013

  • "Excellent lawyers."

     

    Legal 500 2016

  • "The firm is a strong favourite among Swiss banks and Swiss affiliates of foreign banks."

     

    IFLR1000 2013

  • "Broad experience in a wide range of litigation cases and regulatory proceedings."

     

    Legal 500 2018

  • "Excellent team in Zürich with additional offices in Geneva, Lugano and Zug."

     

    Chambers Europe 2016

  • "Outstanding lawyers with in-depth knowledge of the banking and finance industry."

     

    The Legal 500 2015

  • "The team comprises very skilled people who are up to date with changes in banking law."

     

    Client in Chambers Europe 2016

  • "Is particularly nimble and creative in devising solutions to complex questions or issues."

     

    Client in IFLR1000 2015

  • "The service provided by the team has been truly first rate and excellent all around."

     

    Client in IFLR1000 2015

  • "Deep bench of experts advising Swiss and foreign financial institutions and borrowers on a range of transactional and regulatory matters."

     

    Chambers Europe 2016

  • "High quality lawyering with a responsive and commercial service."

     

    Client in IFLR 1000 2020

  • "They have always provided us with very accurate and high level legal advice."

     

    Client in IFLR 1000 2016

  • "A first choice for complex finance matters."

     

    Legal 500 2013

  • "Offering stellar advice on regulatory matters."

     

    Chambers Europe 2015

  • "The full service is rounded off by a notably strong regulatory practice."

     

    Chambers Europe 2013

  • "They provide business-oriented advice combined with very short response times."

     

    Client in Legal 500 2017

  • "A very accurate team."

     

    The Legal 500 2015

  • "The lawyers are extremely responsive, technically strong and very well connected."

     

    Client in Chambers Europe 2015

  • "Deep bench of experts advising Swiss and foreign financial institutions and borrowers on a range of transactional and regulatory matters."

     

    Chambers Europe 2016

  • "A firm I can recommend to business partners anytime."

     

    Client in Chambers Europe 2013

  • "Quick communication, good technical advice, professional service and good understanding of our business."

     

    Client in IFLR 1000 2020

  • "The team is praised for its strength in depth and its commercially oriented approach."

     

    Chambers Europe 2013

  • "Produces consistently high-quality work."

     

    Legal 500 2013

  • "Provides efficient and timely service as well as clear and well-structured communication."

     

    Legal 500 2013

  • "Works efficiently and tirelessly in support of the client."

     

    Client in IFLR1000 2015

  • "They have always provided us with very accurate and high level legal advice."

     

    Client in IFLR 1000 2016

  • "They work very carefully and are business oriented."

     

    Client in IFLR 1000 2020

  • "One of the most prominent and highly respected banking and finance departments in Switzerland."

     

    Chambers Europe 2013

  • "Top-notch practice."

     

    Legal 500 2016

  • "The team has first-class knowledge."

     

    Client in Legal 500 2017

  • "Extremely proactive."

     

    Legal 500 2014

  • "Efficient, pragmatic and friendly."

     

    Client in IFLR1000 2015

 

 

 

Banking & Insurance

 

Bär & Karrer has an established practice advising banks, securities dealers, insurance and reinsurance companies, and other financial institutions in Switzerland and around the world.

 

We represent financial institutions, issuers, investors, and other market participants in enforcement proceedings of the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA.

 

  • Advice in regulatory and commercial matters
  • Licensing of banks, securities dealers, insurance companies and other financial institutions
  • Establishing branches and representative offices
  • Drafting banking agreements and documentation
  • Legal & compliance issues
  • Outsourcing
  • Anti-money laundering
  • Cross-border business
  • Enforcement proceedings before regulatory authorities (FINMA, SIX Swiss Exchange, etc.)
  • Representation of clients in civil and criminal proceedings
  • Acquisitions of divisions and client portfolios
  • Corporate transactions in the financial industry

 

 

 

Key Contact

Eric Stupp

Partner


 


Insurance

Dr. Peter Hsu

Partner


Banking Geneva

Funds, Financial Products & Asset Management


Fintech


 

Team Leaders

Urs Brügger

Senior Counsel


 

Team Members

Lawyers Search





A B C D E F G H J K L M N O P R S T V W Z

Deals & Cases

21.01.2020
Bär & Karrer Advises CSS on the Sale of its Corporate Business to Zurich more »
21.01.2020
Bär & Karrer Advises Deutsche Börse Group Regarding the Agreement on Long-term Partnership in Funds Environment between Clearstream and UBS more »
13.01.2020
Bär & Karrer Advises AON Schweiz on the Acquisition of Assimedia more »
more deals & cases

Publications

Banking Regulation 2020
Hsu Peter / Bahar Rashid,

Global Legal Group, Seventh Edition, 2020

Banking Regulation 2020 - Switzerland
Hsu Peter / Bahar Rashid,

in: Banking Regulation 2020, Global Legal Group, Seventh Edition, 2020, p. 241 ff.

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Insurance & Reinsurance – Law and Practice: Switzerland
Hsu Peter / Flühmann Daniel / Ender Tiffany,

in: Chambers Global Practice Guide - Insurance & Reinsurance 2020, Chambers and Partners, London 2020, p. 325 ff.

Download »
more publications

Speaking Engagements

Global update on legal innovations and regulatory developments
Bahar Rashid,

Conference on FinTech, RegTech and Cryptoassets, 26 March 2020, Trier (online virtual conference)

FINMA in the time of the FinSA and FinIA
Bahar Rashid,

AIBL Association of Internatoinal Business Lawyers - Luncheon, 24 January 2020, Geneva

LEFIN – Nouveau régime d’autorisation et de surveillance des gestionnaires de fortune - Approfondissements
Bahar Rashid / Bétrisey Frédéric,

Ateliers Pratiques Fund Academy, 23 January 2020, Geneva

more speaking engagements