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

     

    Client in Legal 500 2017

  • "Efficient, pragmatic and friendly."

     

    Client in IFLR1000 2015

  • "Offering stellar advice on regulatory matters."

     

    Chambers Europe 2015

  • "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

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

     

    Client in IFLR1000 2015

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

     

    Client in IFLR 1000 2020

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

     

    Client in Chambers Global 2015

  • "Excellent lawyers."

     

    Legal 500 2016

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

     

    The Legal 500 2015

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

     

    Chambers Europe 2013

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

     

    IFLR1000 2013

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

     

    Chambers Europe 2013

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

     

    Legal 500 2018

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

     

    Client in Chambers Europe 2013

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

     

    Chambers Europe 2016

  • "The team has first-class knowledge."

     

    Client in Legal 500 2017

  • "A very accurate team."

     

    The Legal 500 2015

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

     

    Chambers Europe 2016

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

     

    Client in IFLR1000 2015

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

     

    Client in IFLR1000 2015

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

     

    Client in IFLR 1000 2020

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

     

    Legal 500 2013

  • "Top-notch practice."

     

    Legal 500 2016

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

     

    Client in Chambers Europe 2016

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

     

    Chambers Europe 2016

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

     

    Client in IFLR 1000 2020

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

     

    Client in IFLR 1000 2016

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

     

    Client in Chambers Europe 2015

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

     

    Client in IFLR 1000 2020

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

     

    Chambers Europe 2013

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

     

    Client in IFLR 1000 2016

  • "Produces consistently high-quality work."

     

    Legal 500 2013

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

     

    Client in IFLR1000 2015

  • "Extremely proactive."

     

    Legal 500 2014

  • "A first choice for complex finance matters."

     

    Legal 500 2013

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

     

    Chambers Europe 2018

 

 

 

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


 

Team Members

Eliane Albert

Legal Employee

Faton Aliu

Associate

Carla Bertossa

Junior Associate

Manuel Brogli

Junior Associate

Hanna Brozzo

Associate

František Draslar

Junior Associate

Nadina Duss

Associate

Dr. Tiffany Ender

Associate

Sandro Fehlmann

Associate

Dr. Joel Fischer

Associate

Dorian Gasser

Associate

Dominic Hägler

Associate

Marvin Perry Kanku

Junior Associate

Dr. Daniel Küpfer

Associate

Michel Morelato

Associate

Dr. Vera Naegeli

Associate

Bianca Nedwed

Junior Associate

Ramin Paydar

Junior Associate

Dr. Martin Peyer

Associate

Arnaud Philippe

Associate

Marc Poltéra

Associate

Selina Ragaz

Associate

Tim Salz

Associate

Micha Schilling

Associate

Nicolas Stocker

Junior Associate

Sandrine Studer

Associate

Sarah Vettiger

Associate

David Weimann

Associate

Maude Willener

Associate

Gadi Winter

Associate

Raphael Wyss

Associate

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Deals & Cases

18.09.2020
Bär & Karrer Advised Crédit Agricole next bank (Suisse) on its Covered Bond Programme more »
22.07.2020
Bär & Karrer Advised Swiss Re on the Update of its USD 10 Billion Debt Issuance Programme and the Offering of EUR 800 Million Guaranteed Subordinated Notes, as well as SGD 350 Million Guaranteed Subordinated Notes more »
10.06.2020
Bär & Karrer Advised Coty Inc. on its Sale of a 60% Interest in its Professional and Retail Hair Business to KKR more »
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Publications

Swiss Parliament Adopts Innovative DLT Legislation
Stupp Eric / Hsu Peter / Flühmann Daniel,

Bär & Karrer Briefing September 2020

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Unwahre Angaben im Formular A als Falschbeurkundung?
Muskens Louis Frédéric / Niggli Marcel Alexander,

in: Bertrand Perrin/ Patricia Meylan/ Gerhard Fiolka/ Marcel Alexander Niggli/ Christof Riedo (édit.), Droit pénal et criminologie – Mélanges en l'honneur de Nicolas Queloz, Bâle 2020, pp. 181-189.

 

Federal Act on Financial Services (FinSA) / Federal Act on Financial Institutions (FinIA): Deadlines for the End of the Transition Regime Start
Flühmann Daniel / Hsu Peter / Bahar Rashid / Bétrisey Frédéric,

Bär & Karrer Briefing July 2020

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more publications

Speaking Engagements

Technologie und Aufsicht im Fokus
Bahar Rashid,

Seminar - 17. Zürcher Tagung zu Entwicklungen im Finanzmarktrecht, 21. Oktober 2020 Lake Side, Zürich

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Transparenz der Aktionäre, Abschaffung der Inhaberaktien
Bahar Rashid / Watter Rolf / Kaegi Urs / Dubs Dieter,

GesKR Tagung zum neuen Aktienrecht, 21. Oktober 2020 Park Hyatt Zürich, Zürich

Journée 2020 de droit bancaire et financier
Bahar Rashid,

Centre International de Conférences (CICG), 15. October, Geneva

more speaking engagements