• "Offers notable experience in the healthcare, banking and technology sectors."


    Chambers Europe 2016

  • "Excellent team."


    Legal 500 2016

  • "Clients particularly praise the group's strength in negotiations."


    Chambers Europe 2013

  • "A stellar team."


    Chambers Europe 2015

  • "The lawyers inspire confidence and really fight for you in negotiations."


    Client in Chambers Europe 2013

  • "A remarkable track record in IPOs and specialist expertise in hybrid debt instruments."


    Legal 500 2016

  • "The lawyers turn things around quickly and have vast experience across different industries."


    Client in Chambers Europe 2015

  • "Bär & Karrer's business-oriented, supportive and cooperative group has a very deep bench of highly experienced practitioners."


    Legal 500 2013

  • "Extremely reliable and efficient, a very smooth service."


    Client in Chambers Europe 2013

  • "A strong and well established practice."


    The Legal 500 2015

  • "We hire Bär & Karrer because the team always does an outstanding job."


    Client in Chambers Europe 2015

  • "Standout knowledge of hybrid instruments."


    Chambers Europe 2015

  • "Praised for its ‘pragmatism, business acumen, speed of delivery, and quality output and advice’."


    Legal 500 2014

  • "Major capital markets practice with an outstanding reputation for equity, debt and structured finance."


    Chambers Europe 2016

  • "A top-class firm which handled the international aspects of our transaction very well."


    Client in Chambers Europe 2016

  • "Regularly involved in the country's most prominent cases."


    Chambers Europe 2013

  • "Instructed on many of the market's most significant IPOs."


    Chambers Europe 2015




Capital Markets


Our capital markets team has extensive experience representing issuers and underwriters in domestic and international securities offerings. We provide transactional services as well as specific advice in connection with the issuance of securities and subsequent trading in secondary markets. We are regularly retained by leading investment banks and Swiss public companies to advise them on IPOs, rights offerings, convertible bonds, hybrid instruments and other securities transactions.


Our team covers a wide range of industries, with a particular focus on health care, banking, insurance and high technology.


  • Structuring capital market transactions
  • Drafting of contractual and disclosure documentation in connection with offerings
  • "Swiss finish" to international issuance programs with a view to a listing on the SIX Swiss Exchange
  • Regulatory compliance in connection with offerings
  • Filing of listing applications with the SIX Swiss Exchange




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Deals & Cases

Bär & Karrer Advises the Banking Syndicate in the IPO of Galenica Santé more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Essex Woodlands Health Ventures Funds and Other Investors on the Sale of a Large Minority Stake in Molecular Partners more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Novartis on the Placement of EUR 1,850,000,000 Guaranteed Notes more »
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Swiss Court Denies Tax Treaty Benefits to Long Borrower of Swiss Shares
Reinarz Peter,


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FinTech – Federal Council Opens Consultation
Hsu Peter / Bahar Rashid / Flühmann Daniel / Stupp Eric / Peyer Martin / Bottini Paolo / Sauerwein Nina,

Bär & Karrer Briefing February 2017

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Fintech boost in Switzerland
Balzli Tina / Fischer Joel, IFLR Magazine February 2017 Download »
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Speaking Engagements

Aktienkapital: Nennwert, Erhöhung und Herabsetzung
Spillmann Till,

GesKR-Tagung zur Aktienrechtsrevision (Veranstalter: GesKR), 31. Januar 2017, Zürich

Publikums GV: Die Rechtsfragen dahinter
Dubs Dieter,

Kapitalmarkt - Recht und Transaktionen XII (Veranstalter: Europa Institut an der Universität Zürich), 23. November 2016, Zürich

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Proxy Advisory
Hoch Mariel,

SZW-Tagung zum Aktienrecht 2016, Willensbildung in der Generalversammlung (Veranstalter: SZW), 14. Juni 2016, Zürich

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