Bär & Karrer


Brandschenkestrasse 90
Zurich, 8002

+41 58 261 5000

+41 58 261 5001

Key contacts:

Banking: Eric Stupp
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Banking: Peter Hsu
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Banking: Cedric Chapuis
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Capital Markets: Dr. Ralph Malacrida
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Capital Markets: Dr. Urs Kägi
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Capital Markets: Lukas Roesler
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Financing: Ralph Malacrida
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Financing: Frédéric Bétrisey
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Mergers & Acquisitions: Rolf Watter
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Reorganization & Insolvency: Thomas Rohde
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Public M&A: Dieter Dubs
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Public M&A: Mariel Hoch
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Private M&A/Private Equity: Christoph Neeracher
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Private M&A/Private Equity: Martin Anderson
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M&A/Corporate Transactions: Urs Kägi
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M&A/Corporate Transactions: Ralph Malacrida
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Quick facts:

Number of lawyers: 200
Languages: German, English, French, Italian, Spanish

Bär & Karrer is a leading Swiss law firm with more than 170 lawyers in Zurich, Geneva, Lugano, Zug and Basel.

Our core business is advising our clients on innovative and complex transactions and representing them in litigation, arbitration and regulatory proceedings. Our clients range from multinational corporations to private individuals in Switzerland and around the world.

Most of our work has an international component. We have broad experience handling cross-border proceedings and transactions. Our extensive network consists of correspondent law firms which are all market leaders in their jurisdictions.

Bär & Karrer was repeatedly awarded Switzerland Law Firm of the Year by the most important international legal ranking agencies in recent years.

Banking & finance
“The law firm Bär & Karrer is excellent in every area it is specialized. I see the main strength in the high quality of work, the fast responsiveness, and that Bär & Karrer has many high quality specialists in a lot of legal areas. The banking and finance team of Bär & Karrer is on the "pulse of the time" and staffed with outstanding, and very experienced lawyers.”

Capital markets: structured finance and securitization
“Very pro-active and solutions focused. They don't just answer questions, they actually understand what a client overall aim is and go beyond the initial request to give a holistic and comprehensive overview.”

Financial services regulatory
“I find the firm, specifically, Peter Hsu, to be extremely responsive and good to work with. Advice is to the point and set out in a format this allows for efficient working.”
“Enthusiastic and responsive service allied with strong technical knowledge and capabilities of their core team.”
“Very knowledgeable, and responsive. ‘Always-on’ and ‘can- do’ mentality.”

Leveraged finance
“Efficient, highly professional.”

“Very responsive, trustworthy, very experienced, super professional and innovative.”
“Presumably the number one legal advisor in the area of private M&A in Switzerland. Very highly regarded law firm. Highest level of competence and skill set. Great to work with.

Restructuring & insolvency
Overwhelming know-how, always up to date with the process, highly decent and actually available 24/7.

  • Asset finance
  • Banking
  • Capital markets: Debt
  • Capital markets: Derivatives
  • Capital markets: Equity
  • Capital markets: High yield
  • Competition
  • Covered bonds
  • Financial restructuring
  • Financial services regulatory
  • Hedge funds
  • Investment funds
  • Islamic finance
  • M&A
  • Private equity
  • Private equity funds
  • Project bonds
  • Project development
  • Project finance
  • Real estate finance
  • Real estate funds
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Securitisation
  • Structured finance/securitisation
  • Trade finance

  • Accounting
  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Construction and materials
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Fisheries and aquaculture
  • Food and beverage
  • Forestry
  • Gaming
  • Government and public policy
  • Healthcare
  • Industrials
  • Insurance
  • Investment management
  • Media
  • Mining
  • Natural resources
  • Oil and gas
  • Pharm and life sciences
  • Real estate
  • Shipping
  • Social infrastructure
  • Tech and telecoms
  • Tourism
  • Transport
  • Utilities

12, quai de la Poste
CH-1211 Genève 3
T: +41 58 261 57 00
E: geneva@baerkarrer.ch
W: www.baerkarrer.ch

Via Vegezzi 6
CH-6901 Lugano
T: +41 58 261 58 00
E: lugano@baerkarrer.ch
W: www.baerkarrer.ch

Baarerstrasse 8
CH-6302 Zug
T: +41 58 261 59 00
E: zug@baerkarrer.ch
W: www.baerkarrer.ch

Lange Gasse 47
CH-4052 Basel
T: +41 58 261 50 00
E: basel@baerkarrer.ch
W: www.baerkarrer.ch