• "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

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


    Chambers Europe 2016

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


    Chambers Europe 2018

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


    Chambers Europe 2013

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


    Chambers Europe 2015

  • "A first class practice providing excellent service. "


    Legal 500 2017

  • "This is a very strong litigation team."


    Client in Chambers Europe 2015

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


    Legal 500 2016

  • "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






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 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 »
Bär & Karrer Advises Highlight Event and Entertainment and Highlight Communications on the Takeover of Constantin Medien more »
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Enforcement of Foreign Judgments 2018
Lembo Saverio / Conrad Hari Aurélie,

ICLG - International Comparative Legal Guide 2018

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Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2018
Reiter Matthew T. / Burlet-Fuchs Simone,

ICLG - International Comparative Legal Guide 2018

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Anti-corruption & Bribery in Switzerland
Laenzlinger Andreas D. / Huber Roman,

22 January 2018, www.lexology.com

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Speaking Engagements

Estate litigation: après moi le déluge
Conrad Hari Aurélie,

(Organizer: AIJA), Sector specific M&A on the rise // Surviving after death – how to avoid nightmare estate, 23 January 2018, Valbella

Traps for the Unwary: Avoiding Ethical Traps in Cross-Border Transactions and Litigation
Bernasconi Michele,

(Speaker of the CLE-Program), Spring Meeting 2018 in Orlando (Organizer: ABA Business Law Section), 13 April 2018, Orlando (FL/USA)

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

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

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