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

     

    Client in Chambers Global 2015

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

     

    Chambers Europe 2013

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

     

    IFLR1000 2013

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

     

    Legal 500 2013

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

     

    Chambers Europe 2016

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

     

    Legal 500 2014

  • "Efficient, pragmatic and friendly."

     

    Client in IFLR1000 2015

  • "A very accurate team."

     

    The Legal 500 2015

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

     

    Chambers Europe 2013

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

     

    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

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

     

    Client in Chambers Europe 2013

  • "Extremely proactive."

     

    Legal 500 2014

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

     

    Client in IFLR 1000 2016

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

     

    Client in IFLR1000 2015

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

     

    Client in IFLR1000 2015

  • "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

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

     

    Client in IFLR 1000 2016

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

     

    Client in Chambers Europe 2016

  • "A first choice for complex finance matters."

     

    Legal 500 2013

  • "Offering stellar advice on regulatory matters."

     

    Chambers Europe 2015

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

     

    Chambers Europe 2016

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

     

    Client in IFLR1000 2015

  • "Produces consistently high-quality work."

     

    Legal 500 2013

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

     

    Client in Chambers Europe 2015

  • "Top-notch practice."

     

    Legal 500 2016

  • "Excellent lawyers."

     

    Legal 500 2016

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

     

    The Legal 500 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


 

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Partner


 

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Deals & Cases

28.07.2017
Bär & Karrer Advises Tellco Vorsorge in the Acquisition of Dominick Company more »
12.06.2017
Bär & Karrer Advised UBS on its Shared Services Transfer to UBS Business Solutions AG more »
20.04.2017
Bär & Karrer Advises Hellman & Friedman and GIC on the Acquisition of Allfunds Bank more »
more deals & cases

Publications

Foreign bank insolvency
Garbarski Andrew Michael,

IFLR Magazine October 2017

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Fintech rules eased
Hsu Peter / Bahar Rashid,

IFLR Magazine September 2017

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Lease of Personnel and Outsourcing within a Group of Companies
Hsu Peter / Stoltz Thomas / Schott Markus / Widmer Laura / Lerch Marina,

Bär & Karrer Briefing August 2017

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more publications

Speaking Engagements

Recent Development and Challenges in International Enforcement and Recognition
Garbarski Andrew Michael,

Asset Tracing and Recovery Forum (Organizer: Infoline), 31 October 2017, London

Sûretés sur titres intermédiés et la réalisation des sûretés sur instruments financiers
Bahar Rashid,

Association genevoise de droit des affaires (agda) Séminaire "Sûretés mobilières: développements récents, Genf, 4. Oktober 2017

Transparence (et gouvernance) des produits
Bahar Rashid,

Journée de droit bancaire et financier (Université de Genève), Genf, 14. November 2016

more speaking engagements