• "Especially expert in the structuring of tax-efficient cross-border investments."


    The Legal 500 2015

  • "Talented bench with particular strength in tax issues relating to restructuring and M&A."


    Chambers Europe 2016

  • "Professional, responsive."


    Tax Directors Handbook 2013

  • "Adept at handling international tax matters."


    Chambers Europe 2015

  • "Often represents clients from the financial services sector."


    Chambers Europe 2016

  • "Expertise in negotiating international tax treaties and experience in dealing with tax authorities."


    Chambers Europe 2015

  • "The team has an excellent reputation with the tax authorities."


    Client in Chambers Europe 2013

  • "The lawyers are responsible and in full control of our matters."


    Client in Chambers Europe 2015

  • "A strong choice for transactional tax mandates."


    Chambers Europe 2015

  • "Well-regarded practice based across Zurich, Geneva, Lugano and Zug."


    Chambers Europe 2015

  • "Provides wide geographical coverage in Switzerland"


    Chambers Europe 2016

  • "This growing tax team is increasingly seen as one of the strongest groups in Switzerland."


    Chambers Europe 2013

  • "Especially known for the tax-efficient structuring of cross-border investments and M&A."


    Legal 500 2016

  • "Very good industry knowledge."


    Tax Directors Handbook 2013

  • "The team is able to complete complex mandates in a prompt and efficient manner."


    Client in Chambers Europe 2015

  • "Excels at corporate tax but also handles finance and private client issues."


    Tax Directors Handbook 2014






Our tax team advises and represents our Swiss and international clients on all matters related to direct and indirect taxes, customs duties, and other levies.


We act for corporations and individuals, financial institutions, institutional and private investors, partnerships, trusts, estates, and foundations. We aim to provide our clients with optimal and stable solutions tailored to their needs within the framework of domestic and international fiscal laws and treaties.


We rely on our excellent working relationship with tax experts in other jurisdictions and with representatives of the Swiss federal, cantonal and municipal tax authorities to provide comprehensive tax planning solutions to our clients. Our tax team works together with our other practice groups to address seamlessly all issues facing our clients in specific transactions and their day-to-day business.


  • General business and transaction structuring
  • Corporate and individual tax planning
  • Double taxation issues
  • Financial institutions and products
  • Executive compensation
  • Family wealth and estate planning
  • Indirect taxes






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Bär & Karrer Advises Huntsman Corporation on All-stock Merger of Equals with Clariant Valuing USD 20 Billion more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Lonza on the Rights Offering more »
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Swiss Supreme Court confirms Form-over-Substance Approach in Stamp Duty Matters
Reinarz Peter,

March 2017

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Country Report Switzerland - Tax Planning for International Mergers, Acquisitions, Joint Ventures and Restructurings
Bader Daniel / Lehmann Daniel U. / Reinarz Peter / Schreiber Susanne, 2017 Kluwer Law International BV, The Netherlands, Vol. II
Unternehmensnachfolge bei Familienunternehmen
Bader Daniel / Seiler Corinna, EXPERT FOCUS 3/2017 Download »
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Speaking Engagements

Nachdeklaration in der Schweiz, Praktische Erfahrungen und Tipps, auch mit Blick auf den automatischen Informationsaustausch
Bloch-Riemer Ruth,

Veranstalter: Academy & Finance, Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich 16. Mai 2017

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Blick in die Schweiz – Beratungsbedarf bei geplantem Zuzug / Zu erwartende Gesetzesvorhaben
Bader Daniel,

Flick Gocke Schaumburg Seminar "Blick nach Deutschland" DACHLI, 4. April 2017, Zürich

Cross-Border and Other Debt/Equity Issues and Considerations
Schreiber Susanne,

(Panelist) / Hal Hicks, Sonia Velasco (Co-Chairs) 17th Annual Tax Planning Strategies – U.S. and Europe, American Bar Association, 6 April 2017, Barcelona

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