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


    Chambers Europe 2016

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


    Client in Chambers Europe 2015

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


    Chambers Europe 2013

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


    Chambers Europe 2016

  • "This is a very strong litigation team."


    Client in Chambers Europe 2015

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


    Chambers Europe 2015

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


    Legal 500 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

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


    Client in Chambers Europe 2016

  • "They are responsive, resourceful and have great understanding of the different sensitivities in multi-jurisdictional cases."


    Chambers Europe 2018

  • "A first class practice providing excellent service. "


    Legal 500 2017






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 Successfully Assisted the National Library of Israel in Proceedings to Obtain Long-Hidden Works of Franz Kafka Located in Swiss Safes more »
Bär & Karrer Successful in Appeal Proceedings before the Federal Administrative Court Against the Federal Tax Administration’s Final Decision more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Saint-Gobain in connection with the Takeover Battle over Sika more »
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Encyclopedia of International Commercial Litigation: Switzerland
Catelli Cinzia / Grieder Alain,

 Wolters Kluwer 2019

Geldwäscherei durch Unterlassen – Grenzen des unechten Unterlassungsdelikts am Beispiel der Geldwäscherei zugleich eine Kritik von BGE 136 IV 188
Muskens Louis Frédéric / Marcel Alexander Niggli,

ContraLegem 2019/1, S. 16 ff.

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Authorization pursuant to article 271 para. 1 Swiss Criminal Code (SCC) for direct cooperation with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
Laenzlinger Andreas D. / Athanas Martina,

Bär & Karrer Briefing June 2019

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Speaking Engagements

Conflict of Laws and Jurisdictions – Did I make the Rights Choice, if Any?
Conrad Hari Aurélie,

AIJA Half Year Conference, 23 May 2019, Hong Kong

Die Schiedseinrede - Optik des Gerichts vs. Optik des Schiedsgerichts
Jaisli Kull Nadja,

ASA Local Group Basel & Fachgruppe Zivilprozess- und Vollstreckungsrecht der Advokatenkammer Basel, 20. Mai 2019, Basel 

Estate Planning and Succession: To what extent can you have freedom of disposition?
Conrad Hari Aurélie,

Private Client Trusts – Trust in Litigation, 14 February 2019, London

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