• "The rates are fair and we had a very positive experience."


    Client in Chambers Europe 2016

  • "Highly regarded for M&A litigation, as well as for its in-depth knowledge of the pharmaceutical, chemicals, energy, and banking sectors."


    Chambers Europe 2016

  • "This distinguished firm maintains an outstanding reputation in dispute resolution."


    Chambers Europe 2013

  • "Bär & Karrer's excellent team is very responsive, fast, efficient and always well prepared."


    Legal 500 2016

  • "This is a very strong litigation team."


    Client in Chambers Europe 2015

  • "The team is active on high-profile and complex disputes work."


    Client in Chambers Europe 2015

  • "Outstanding practice for both arbitration and litigation with a presence across Switzerland."


    Chambers Europe 2015

  • "Stellar bench that excels in all areas of dispute resolution, including sports arbitration."


    Chambers Europe 2016

  • "The firm offers the perfect package of quality, diversity and personal contact."


    Chambers Europe 2016






Litigation has always been a cornerstone of our firm. Our litigation practice encompasses all types of corporate and commercial disputes and all related issues. We act in employment law litigation, disputes involving trusts and estates as well as all bankruptcy-related proceedings. In addition to ordinary civil proceedings, our forensic practice regularly involves pursuing enforcement action, seeking interlocutory remedies (attachments and other interim measures) as well as representing our clients in international legal assistance, and administrative proceedings.


We have extensive experience in advising clients on the Swiss ramifications of US litigation, including class actions.


We represent clients before all courts and administrative authorities in Switzerland. Our resources allow us to handle all kinds of disputes efficiently, from routine matters to large and complex multinational litigation. Depending on the needs of the case, our team works with specialists from various practice areas.


  • Domestic and international corporate and commercial litigation
  • White collar crime
  • Advice on dispute resolution strategies
  • Administrative proceedings
  • Recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments
  • International judicial assistance






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Deals & Cases

Bär & Karrer Advises Highlight Event and Entertainment and Highlight Communications on the Takeover of Constantin Medien more »
Bär & Karrer Successful in Appeal Proceeding before the Zurich Superior Court more »
Bär & Karrer Advised UBS on its Shared Services Transfer to UBS Business Solutions AG more »
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BGer 4A_141/2017: Sachliche Zuständigkeit des Handelsgerichts bei konnexer Widerklage und Rücktrittsfragen bei gescheitertem IT-Projekt
Huber Roman,

AJP/PJA 12/2017, S. 1521 ff.

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The Securities Litigation Review - Switzerland
Reiter Matthew T. / Reutter Thomas, in: William Savitt (eds.), The Securities Litigation Review, 2017, p. 252 - 267 Download »
Stolpersteine für Kunstleihgaben
Liatowitsch David,

Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 29. Juni 2017, www.nzz.ch

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Speaking Engagements

Strafrechtliche Verantwortung des Unternehmens und Geschäftsherrenhaftung aus der Sicht des Compliance Officers
Huber Roman,

CAS Compliance Investigator (Veranstalter: ZHAW), 4. September 2017, Winterthur

Les mesures provisionnelles dans un contexte international – Aspects choisis
Conrad Hari Aurélie,

17 July 2017, Organizer: Jeune Barreau of the Geneva Bar Association

Responsabilité pénale de l'administrateur, notamment la gestion déloyale et les infractions dans la faillite à l'aune de la jurisprudence récente
Garbarski Andrew Michael,

Administrateur de sociétés: une position à risque, (Organizer: Agda), 31 May 2017, Geneva

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