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


    Chambers Europe 2013

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


    Legal 500 2016

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


    Client in Chambers Europe 2015

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


    Client in Chambers Europe 2013

  • "A stellar team."


    Chambers Europe 2015

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


    Client in Chambers Europe 2016

  • "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

  • "They are commercial in their view, innovative and relentlessly pursue the interests of their clients."


    Chambers Europe 2017

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


    Chambers Europe 2015

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


    Legal 500 2013

  • "They are very innovative in capital markets, willing to develop novel approaches and execute them."


    Client in Chambers Europe 2018

  • "They have built up excellent breadth in the capital markets team."


    Chambers Europe 2018

  • "Top-notch practice."


    Client in Legal 500 2017

  • "A strong and well established practice."


    The Legal 500 2015

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


    Chambers Europe 2016

  • "Standout knowledge of hybrid instruments."


    Chambers Europe 2015

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


    Client in Chambers Europe 2013

  • "Excellent team."


    Legal 500 2016

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


    Chambers Europe 2013

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


    Client in Chambers Europe 2015

  • "They are an excellent firm with excellent lawyers."


    Chambers Europe 2017




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 DSV on the Completion of the Public Exchange Offer for Panalpina more »
Bär & Karrer Advised Cembra Money Bank on the Financing of the Acquisition of cashgate more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Novartis and Alcon on the Spin-off of Alcon more »
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Swiss Export Risk Insurance SERV, Project Finance and Capital Markets – a Challenging Combination
Hsu Peter / Fehlmann Sandro,

GesKR 2/2019, p. 270 ff.

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Switzerland: Initial Public Offerings
von Jeinsen Alexander / Weber Annette,

Global Legal Group (GLG), Global Legal Insights (GLI), Third Edition, p. 285 - 295, July 2019

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Popular Initiative on Responsible Enterprises: Switzerland’s Long Arm on Subject Enterprises
Reutter Thomas / Weber Annette,

CapLaw - Swiss Capital Markets Law, No. 2/ 2019, p. 18-21

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more publications

Speaking Engagements

Regulierung / Marktmacht und Haftung von Proxy Advisors
Reutter Thomas / Weber Annette,

Gastreferat an der Universität St. Gallen, 17.04.2019, St. Gallen

von Jeinsen Alexander,

Seminar Kapitalmarkt - Recht und Transaktionen XIV (Veranstalter: Europa Institut an der Universität Zürich), 27. November 2018, Zürich

Management for the Legal Profession (MLP-HSG)
Reutter Thomas,

Modul: Leadership, (Veranstalter Universität St. Gallen), 25.02.2019, St. Gallen

more speaking engagements