• "Extremely proactive."


    Legal 500 2014

  • "Bär & Karrer are my first port of call in Switzerland."


    Client in Chambers Fintech 2018

  • "Exemplary reputation in the market for excellence and achievement."


    Client in Who's Who Legal 2016

  • "They are very, very responsive."


    Client in Chambers Fintech 2018

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


    Chambers Europe 2013

  • "Extremely knowledgeable."


    Client in Who's Who Legal 2016

  • "Bär & Karrer offers the best combination of a very high-level understanding of traditional finance and the new world."


    Chambers Fintech 2018

  • "Detailed and solutions-oriented advice."


    Client in Who's Who Legal 2015

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


    Client in Chambers Europe 2015






Our fintech team provides advice on all legal and regulatory matters (including cross-border aspects) to businesses operating at the intersection between financial services and information technology. The team provides support with the development, implementation and protection of new business models as well as the issuance and marketing of innovative financial products. In addition, it advises clients on transactions where there is an emphasis on fintech, including private equity investments, mergers, joint ventures and financing transactions.

Clients span a broad range from early stage start-ups to established financial institutions, large technology companies and investors with a focus on digitalisation, as well as specialised infrastructure and service providers such as payment facilitators, exchange and lending platforms.
  • Electronic payment and money services
  • Cryptocurrencies / digital assets and related services including custody, storage, trading and exchange platforms
  • Financial instruments based on distributed ledger technology (DLT)
  • Crowdfunding, crowdlending and similar platforms
  • Regulatory reviews, no action requests with authorities / FINMA, licence applications
  • Financing, joint ventures, acquisitions and divestments
  • Contractual documentation
  • Compliance support
  • Data protection and information security
  • Technology licensing and procurement




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Deals & Cases

Bär & Karrer Successfully Defends International Fintech Company in Swiss Criminal Proceedings more »
Bär & Karrer Advised HQLAx on the first Live Securities Lending Transaction Using R3's Corda Blockchain Platform more »
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Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority Introduces Strict Requirements for Payment Transactions on Blockchain
Flühmann Daniel / Hsu Peter / Bahar Rashid,

Bär & Karrer Briefing August 2019

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Vernehmlassung zur Verbesserung der Rahmenbedingungen für Blockchain/DLT
Bahar Rashid / Bétrisey Frédéric / Kaegi Urs / Peyer Martin / Truffer Roland / Flühmann Daniel,

Stellungnahme der Bär & Karrer AG zur Vernehmlassung des Vorentwurfs des Bundesgesetzes zur Anpassung des Bundesrechts an Entwicklunden der Technik verteilter elektronischer Register, 28. Juni 2019, Zürich

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Switzerland: Fintech Laws and Regulations 2019
Flühmann Daniel / Hsu Peter,

Global Legal Group (glg), The International Comparative Legal Guides (ICLG), ICLG.com, print version: p. 292-299, London, May 2019

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Speaking Engagements

LSFin/LEFin: Conséquences pour les banques et autres prestataires de services financiers – deuxième partie
Bahar Rashid / Bétrisey Frédéric,

Bär & Karrer Event, 5 mars 2019, Geneva

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

SIX ConventionPoint, 10. Mai 2019, Zürich

Panel Discussion: Regulation of security tokens
Flühmann Daniel,

Protos Blockchain Summit, The Dolder Grand, 16.01.2019, Zurich

more speaking engagements