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Dr Valerie Meyer Bahar

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Niederer Kraft Frey AG

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Dispute Resolution, Employment Law


Valerie Meyer Bahar specializes in commercial litigation and arbitration as well as employment law. She regularly represents clients in litigious matters, focusing on corporate, commercial and shareholder disputes, and renders advice in the area of employment law, in particular with regard to corporate employment law and compensation matters.


Niederer Kraft Frey, Partner (2016-).


German, English, French


Swiss Bar Association, Zurich Bar Association, Swiss Arbitration Society ASA, International Bar Association IBA, IusAlumni – Alumni of the Law School of the University of Zurich (member of the board).


Harvard Law School, LL.M. (2007). University of Lucerne, PhD (summa cum laude; Walther Hug-Preis 2006) (2005). Harvard Law School, Visiting Researcher (2004). Bar admission (2004). Universities of Zurich and Lausanne, lic. iur. (summa cum laude) (2001)


Dispute resolution: litigation

Within: Dispute resolution: litigation

'A leading force in the Swiss market', the 'outstanding litigation practice' at Niederer Kraft Frey AG 'consists of very experienced and highly professional lawyers who are results-oriented and committed to winning', handling 'complex cases with international dimensions'. The client base includes banks, technology, construction and fashion companies, as well as sports organisations, automotive manufacturers and insurers. 'Cross-border expert' Peter Honegger acted for UBS, which held assets worth €1.5bn for an Italian family that faced criminal charges concerning public safety on an Ilva steel plant. Honegger is also representing Fifa, alongside 'exceptional tactician' Daniel Eisele and 'stellar advocate' Tamir Livschitz, in its widely reported global corruption case. Also recommended are Valerie Meyer Bahar and Ernst F Schmid, who achieved a settlement for Bill and Melinda Gates as minority shareholders in a dispute concerning the hostile takeover attempt by Saint-Gobain initiated by the majority shareholder of Sika. Commercial dispute attorney Brigitte Knecht was promoted to counsel in January 2019.

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Within: Employment

The 'very experienced and efficient practice' at Niederer Kraft Frey AG is renowned for 'straight-to-the-point advice and well thought-through solutions'. Focus areas include transactional and investigatory employment law assistance, litigation and the implementation of compensation plans, as well as employee transfers, mass dismissals and social security advice. 'First-class lawyer' Catherine Grun Meyer is handling ongoing employment and compliance advice to new client Microsoft, while also assisting Crypto International with the transfer of employees required for its acquisition of Swiss IT manufacturer Crypto. Andreas Casutt and Thomas Sprecher lead the team, while litigator Valerie Meyer Bahar is another name to note.

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