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


    Legal 500 2014

  • "Standout knowledge of hybrid instruments."


    Chambers Europe 2015

  • "Top-notch practice."


    Client in Legal 500 2017

  • "Excellent team."


    Legal 500 2016

  • "A stellar team."


    Chambers Europe 2015

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


    Client in Chambers Europe 2015

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


    Chambers Europe 2016

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


    Client in Chambers Europe 2013

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


    Client in Chambers Europe 2016

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


    Chambers Europe 2017

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


    Client in Chambers Europe 2018

  • "A strong and well established practice."


    The Legal 500 2015

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


    Client in Chambers Europe 2015

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


    Chambers Europe 2016

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


    Chambers Europe 2015

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


    Client in Chambers Europe 2013

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


    Chambers Europe 2018

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


    Legal 500 2016

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


    Chambers Europe 2017

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


    Chambers Europe 2013

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


    Legal 500 2013

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


    Chambers Europe 2013




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 Advised the Issuer in the Rights Offering of Cavotec SA more »
Bär & Karrer Advises German Pharmacy Medpex in the Sale of its E-Commerce Activities to Zur Rose Group more »
Bär & Karrer Advised UBS and Mirabaud on the Placement of Shares of Santhera Pharmaceuticals Holding more »
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FinSA: New Registration Duty for Client Advisers
Peyer Martin,

CapLaw-2018-61, p.32-37

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New prospectus requirements: a corporate issuers' perspective
Bahar Rashid / Kaegi Urs,

IFLR Magazine December 2018/January 2019

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Changes to Swiss debt enforcement and bankruptcy law effective January 2019
Neeracher Christoph / Jagmetti Luca,

Bär & Karrer Briefing December 2018

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more publications

Speaking Engagements

Unternehmen und Kapitalmarkt
Neeracher Christoph / Jagmetti Luca / Schreiber Susanne / Seiler Philippe / Annasohn Raphael,

Unternehmen und Kapitalmarkt, Unternehmenstransaktionen, Wirtschaftsrecht für Manager, Modul Kapitalmarktrecht (Veranstalter Universität St. Gallen), St. Gallen, 21. August 2018

ICO – eine neue Form von IPO aus rechtlicher Sicht
Reutter Thomas / Iacangelo Salvatore,

Swiss Legal Tech, 3. Oktober 2017, Zürich

FinTech: Fallstudien und Schlaglichter
Fischer Joel,

Referat an der Tagung «Vermögensverwaltung und Anlageberatung», SIX ConventionPoint, 23. Juni 2017, Zürich

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