The Legal 500

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and its effects on Switzerland

2 February 2021, 3.00pm UK, 4.00pm Switzerland

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The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and its effects on Switzerland


The Legal 500 and Bär & Karrer are proud to present this online roundtable discussion between some of the leading in-house counsel and private practice thought leaders in Switzerland. Our expert panel’s open discussion of the impact of Covid-19 on the Swiss business world, and how best to mitigate some of the pandemic’s most challenging aspects. The discussion – a must-watch for lawyers both in and outside Switzerland – covered topics ranging from navigating existing legislation, through team management and motivation, to what the general counsel of the future’s role will look like.


  • Opinions on how effective the available legal framework is in protecting businesses from the effects of Covid-19
  • Strategies to survive and thrive during and after Covid-19.
  • How the day-to-day work landscape has changed in response to Covid-19, and what this means
  • The changing role of GCs in managing risk in a post Covid-19 world


  • Urs Kaegi, partner, Bär & Karrer
  • Aurelie Conrad Hari, partner, Bär & Karrer
  • Gurpartap Basra, head of Powerlist series, The Legal 500
  •  Joe Boswell, senior research analyst, The Legal 500
  • Oliver Kirchner, Senior director, associate general counsel, legal EMEA, Citrix Systems
  • Miral Hamani-Samaan, director and associate general counsel, Hewlett Packard International
  • Daniel Kanter, assistant general counsel, chief counsel global antitrust, International Air Transport Association (IATA)
  • Lionel Constantin, legal director, JTI
  • Andreas Bohrer, general counsel and company secretary, Lonza Group
  • Nicholas Raymond, general counsel corporate centre and group functions, Swiss Re Management