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


    Chambers Europe 2016

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


    Client in Chambers Europe 2015

  • "A strong choice for transactional tax mandates."


    Chambers Europe 2015

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


    Tax Directors Handbook 2014

  • "Provides wide geographical coverage in Switzerland"


    Chambers Europe 2016

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


    Client in Chambers Europe 2013

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


    Chambers Europe 2013

  • "Adept at handling international tax matters."


    Chambers Europe 2015

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


    The Legal 500 2015

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


    Chambers Europe 2015

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


    Client in Chambers Europe 2015

  • "Very good industry knowledge."


    Tax Directors Handbook 2013

  • "Professional, responsive."


    Tax Directors Handbook 2013

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


    Chambers Europe 2015

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


    Chambers Europe 2016

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


    Legal 500 2016






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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Deals & Cases

Bär & Karrer Advises Talbot Holding on its Public Tender Offer for ImmoMentum more »
Bär & Karrer Advises Orior on the Placement of a CHF 110 Million Inaugural Bond Issue more »
Bär & Karrer Advised Energiedienst Holding in the Acquisition of a Majority Stake in Winsun more »
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Swiss implemenatation of the spontaneous exchange of information on tax rulings
Schreiber Susanne / Natassia Burkhalter,

Larcier – Cahier de fiscalité patique, Rescrit, Ruling et Transparence, No 32

Tax on Inbound Investment - Switzerland
Schreiber Susanne / Diefenbacher Cyrill,

Getting the Deal Through 2018

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Swiss Guarantees and Securities
Lehmann Daniel U. / Bader Daniel / Schreiber Susanne,

October 2017

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Speaking Engagements

Exchange of Information
Schreiber Susanne,

Forum on International Tax Disputes, Cambridge Forums – London, 9./10. November 2017

Legale Steuerplanung im Spannungsfeld von Missbrauchs- und Steuerstrafnormen – Insbesondere: Indizien für qualifizierte Steuervergehen bei komplexen Finanzstrukturen
Suter Christoph,

Remund Cédric, Fachtagung der FINMA 2017, 20 November 2017, Bern

Property Proprietary Claims upon Divorce in the Global Village – A Swiss Perspective
Wüstemann Tina,

IBA Annual Conference 2017 (Organizer: Family Law Committee and Individual Tax and Private Client Committee, 12 October 2017, Sydney)

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