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Bär & Karrer Ltd.

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Geneva, Lugano, Zug, Zurich

Dr Mariel Hoch

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Bär & Karrer Ltd.

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Mergers & Acquisitions | Listed Companies | Corporate Governance | Corporate & Commercial | Competition Law | Real Estate | Transport & Logistics | Life Sciences


Mariel Hoch's practice focuses on M&A transactions, namely public tender offers. In addition, she specializes in M&A related litigation and advises listed companies on corporate and regulatory matters.


  • Member of the Board and member of the Nomination & Compensation Committee of Comet Holding AG (since 2016)
  • Member of the Board of Adunic AG (2015-2018)
  • Member of the Board of MEXAB AG (since 2014)
  • Member of the Foundation Board of The Schörling Foundation (since 2013)
  • Partner of Bär & Karrer (since 2012)
  • Secondment to Slaughter and May, London (2008)
  • Secondment to Human Rights Watch, London (2007)
  • Associate at Bär & Karrer (since 2005)
  • Trainee at Bär & Karrer (2002-2004)
  • Research and Teaching Assistant to Prof. Dr. Hans Caspar von der Crone (1999-2001)


German, English, French


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


  • Admitted to the Zurich Bar (2005)
  • University of Zurich: Dr. iur. (2003)
  • University of Zurich: lic. iur. (1999)


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Next Generation Partners

Mariel Hoch - Bär & Karrer Ltd.

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

With a long-standing track record in public and private M&A and private equity transactions, as well as a sizeable corporate and regulatory team advising in all parts of Switzerland, Bär & Karrer Ltd. is one of the best known local practices. Banking M&A specialist Ralph Malacrida led advice to BZ Bank on the acquisition of United Grinding Group, while Christoph Neeracher assisted Porterhouse with its purchase of clinic group Paracelsus. Mariel Hoch and Thomas Reutter assisted Clearstream International with buying all shares in Swisscanto Funds Centre. Rolf Watter is another name to note.

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Legal Developments by:
Bär & Karrer Ltd.

  • Bär & Karrer Advised the Canton of Geneva on Green Bond Issuance

    On 28 November 2019 the Canton of Geneva issued green bonds listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange in an aggregate amount of CHF 660 million. The issuance was made according to the Green Bond Principles published by the International Capital Market Association, and divided into three respective tranches of CHF 175 million with a maturity in 2028, CHF 200 million with a maturity in 2039 and CHF 285 million with a maturity in 2032.

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