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Mariel Hoch is one of Bär & Karrer’s leading M&A partners and co-head of the Public M&A department. She has broad experience across a wide range of industries and focuses on listed companies and public takeover offers. In addition, she specializes in M&A related litigation and advises listed companies on corporate and regulatory matters. She leads complex transactions for industrial clients as well as private equity investors. Mariel is highly regarded by her sophisticated clients, peers and international law firms.

With Mariel Hoch, Bär & Karrer has successfully maintained its leading market position in Public M&A, as she exhibited strong leadership skills and ability to develop talent within listed companies and Public M&A practice.

  • Advised Exceet Group on the Sale of GS Swiss PCB
  • Advised Blackstone on the Acquisition of a Majority Stake in VFS Global from EQT Private Equity
  • Represented Canada Pension Plan Investment Board on Sportradar IPO
  • Advised Deutsche Börse on the Acquisition of a Majority Stake in Crypto Finance
  • Advised Sage on the Sale of its Swiss Business

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Listed Companies including Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Relocations
  • Avctivist Campaigns and Proxy Fights
  • Hostile Defense

  • Transport
  • Pharma and life sciences
  • Medical
  • Financial institutions
  • Fintech
  • Industrials

  • All Swiss Courts

  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht e.V.
  • Zurich Lawyers Association (ZJURV)

  • University of Zurich: Dr. iur. (2003)
  • University of Zurich: lic. Iur. (1999)