• "The team really knows the real estate market and the key drivers of the business."


    Client in Chambers Europe 2015

  • "Bär & Karrer was extremely client-oriented and I am absolutely satisfied, content-wise as well as efficiency-wise."


    Client in Chambers Europe 2016

  • "Market-leading team with a hugely impressive track record in real estate transactions."


    Chambers Europe 2015

  • "Overall level of service is excellent – not only is the response time very fast, but the depth of knowledge is impressive."


    Legal 500 2014

  • "Very good integration of all facets of advice. "


    Client in Chambers Europe 2017

  • "The team is extremely responsive and delivers under pressure, it does a tremendous job."


    Client in Chambers Europe 2013

  • "The team is responsive and available, and meets deadlines, it is one of the best in Switzerland in this area."


    Chambers Europe 2015

  • "Market-leading team that is highly visible on large-scale transactions and real estate development projects."


    Chambers Europe 2016

  • "Particularly experienced in transactions regarding sizeable development projects as well as in issues pertaining to real estate acquisitions by foreigners."


    Legal 500 2016

  • "The team provides very responsive and highly commercial advice."


    Client in Legal 500 2017

  • "Particularly experienced in sale-and-purchase transactions regarding sizeable development projects."


    The Legal 500 2015

  • "Has a strong transactional bent and acts across a broad range of structured finance capital markets and development work."


    Legal 500 2013

  • "Always focused on the goal and are very pragmatic and solution-oriented."


    Chambers Europe 2018




Real Estate


Our real estate team represents institutional and private investors acting as buyers and sellers in large portfolio transactions and single asset deals.


We also represent clients in acquisitions and sales of real estate companies, capital market transactions of listed companies in the real estate sector as well as in the financing or refinancing of real estate transactions as well as in securitizations.


  • Portfolio transactions and share deals
  • Financings and security packages
  • Tax structuring
  • Lex Koller rulings
  • Mergers, takeovers and capital market transactions of listed real estate companies
  • Sale and lease back transactions
  • Due diligence





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Deals & Cases

Bär & Karrer Advised EQT on the Acquisition of Nestlé Skin Health more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Cognita in a Transaction which Allows International School Zurich North to Join Cognita more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Syngenta on the Sale and Leaseback of its Global Headquarters more »
more deals & cases


Swiss Regulator Further Restricts Mortgage Loan Requirements
Bétrisey Frédéric / Gschwind Charles,

Bär & Karrer Briefing September 2019

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Vorkaufsrechte an Immobilien beim Verkauf einer Gesellschaft (Share Deal)
Rüdlinger Oliver,

Abschlussarbeit zur Erlangung des Master of Advanced Studies in Real Estate, Universität Zürich, Center for Urban & Real Estate Management (CUREM), 2018

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Real Estate - Switzerland
Rampini Corrado,

Getting the Deal Through 2019

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more publications

Speaking Engagements

Estate Planning Solutions for Swiss and Italian High Net Worth Individuals and Corporations from Inbound and Outbound Perspectives
Brändli Gian,

International Estate Planning Summit 2018, Lucerne School of Business, Institute of Financial Services Zug (IFZ), 29 November 2018, Zurich

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Die Haftung des Immobilienbewerters
Gschwind Charles,

Aktuelles und Trends zur Immobilienbewertung (Veranstalter: SVIT Real Estate School), 4. Oktober 2018, Arte Kongresshotel Olten

Other issues in banking litigations - Challenges for the banking sector in the near future:
Conrad Hari Aurélie,

(Organizer: AIJA) real estate matters, NPLs, consumers' litigation: a great quandary? 22 May 2017, Parma

more speaking engagements