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

     

    Chambers Europe 2013

  • "Excellent lawyers."

     

    Legal 500 2016

  • "Produces consistently high-quality work."

     

    Legal 500 2013

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

     

    Client in Chambers Europe 2016

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

     

    Chambers Europe 2013

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

     

    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

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

     

    Client in IFLR 1000 2016

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

     

    Chambers Europe 2016

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

     

    Legal 500 2013

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

     

    Client in IFLR1000 2015

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

     

    The Legal 500 2015

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

     

    Chambers Europe 2016

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

     

    Chambers Europe 2013

  • "Extremely proactive."

     

    Legal 500 2014

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

     

    Client in IFLR1000 2015

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

     

    Chambers Europe 2018

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

     

    Chambers Europe 2013

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

     

    Legal 500 2014

  • "Efficient, pragmatic and friendly."

     

    Client in IFLR1000 2015

  • "A first choice for complex finance matters."

     

    Legal 500 2013

  • "A very accurate team."

     

    The Legal 500 2015

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

     

    Client in Legal 500 2017

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

     

    Client in Chambers Europe 2015

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

     

    Legal 500 2018

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

     

    IFLR1000 2013

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

     

    Client in Chambers Europe 2013

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

     

    Client in IFLR 1000 2016

  • "Offering stellar advice on regulatory matters."

     

    Chambers Europe 2015

  • "Top-notch practice."

     

    Legal 500 2016

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

     

    Client in Chambers Global 2015

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

     

    Client in IFLR1000 2015

  • "The team has first-class knowledge."

     

    Client in Legal 500 2017

 

 

 

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

Lawyers Search





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

Deals & Cases

03.01.2019
Bär & Karrer Advises Otto Group on the Sale of Zahnärztekasse more »
13.11.2018
Bär & Karrer Advises Credit Suisse on the ECA Financing and Collateral Structure for the Ankara - Nidge Highway Project in Turkey more »
07.11.2018
Bär & Karrer Advises Midwinter Capital on the Acquisition of Rothschild & Co's Trust Business more »
more deals & cases

Publications

Swiss withholding tax: New flexible administrative practice for non-Swiss bonds issued under Swiss parental guarantee
Schreiber Susanne / Reinarz Peter / Suter Christoph,

Bär & Karrer Briefing February 2019

Download »
New prospectus requirements: a corporate issuers’ perspective
Bahar Rashid / Kaegi Urs,

IFLR Magazine December / January 2019

Download »
Kommentierung von Art. 40, 41, 80 und 160 FinfraG
Flühmann Daniel,

in: Rolf Watter/Rashid Bahar (Hrsg.), Basler Kommentar zum Finanzmarktaufsichtsgesetz und Finanzmarktinfrastrukturgesetz, 3. Auflage, Basel 2019, S. 1032 ff., S. 1264 ff. und S. 2177

more publications

Speaking Engagements

FIDLEG/FINIG – Herausforderungen, Pflichten, Gestaltungsmöglichkeiten
Bahar Rashid,

SIX ConventionPoint, 10. Mai 2019, Zürich

GesKR-Tagung zum FIDLEG: Prospektrecht – Verhaltensregeln - Rechtsschutz
Bahar Rashid,

GesKR Tagung, Metropol, 3. April 2019, Zürich

Download »
Panel Discussion: Regulation of security tokens
Flühmann Daniel,

Protos Blockchain Summit, The Dolder Grand, 16.01.2019, Zurich

more speaking engagements