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Bär & Karrer Ltd.


Andreas D. Länzlinger heads Bär & Karrer’s Internal Investigations Practice Group and is one of the leading partners of the firm’s Litigation/Arbitration Practice Group. He has extensive experience in handling complex banking/financing, commercial, corporate, contract and insurance litigations, both before Swiss courts and in cross-border proceedings. He and his team have conducted many large scale internal investigations at global enterprises in the financial, pharmaceutical and construction business. He has represented a number of Swiss clients in mass tort litigation cases before US courts. During the last years, he has regularly advised and represented Swiss corporate clients regarding compliance questions and in investigations, including proceedings before US authorities (Department of Justice, SEC and FED), especially in matters under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.


  • Ad interim General Counsel, ABB Ltd. (2006)
  • Partner of Bär & Karrer (since 2000)
  • Partner of Henrici, Wicki & Guggisberg (1993-1999)
  • Associate at Henrici, Wicki & Guggisberg (1984-1992)
  • Associate, Kronish, Lieb, Weiner & Hellman, New York (1987-1988)
  • Admitted to the Zurich Bar (1986)


German, English, French


  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)


  • University of Zurich: Dr. iur. (1992)
  • University of Zurich: lic. iur. (1983)

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: litigation

(Leading individuals)

Andreas LänzlingerBär & Karrer Ltd.

With ‘a first-rate mentality, quality and reliability’, Bär & Karrer Ltd. handles a broad range of complex, high-profile international disputes, leveraging the foreign law expertise of several of its team members. The group also has bases in Zurich, Zug, Geneva and Lugano, covering all the Swiss language regions and allowing for full coverage of the local jurisdictions. The practice particularly stands out for its M&A, IT and IP litigation experience with additional sector-based expertise in the pharmaceuticals, energy, financial services, technology, sport and transportation industries. Matthew Reiter heads up the department from Zurich, which is also the base for Daniel Hochstrasser, Andreas Länzlinger (who leads the internal investigations practice), Nadja Jaisli Kull and newly promoted partner Cinzia Catelli. White-collar crime specialists Saverio Lembo and Andrew Garbarski and head of the civil litigation team Aurélie Conrad Hari are based in Geneva, while Cesare Jermini is a key name in Lugano.

Switzerland > Regulatory, compliance and investigations

(Hall of Fame)

Andreas Länzlinger – Bär & Karrer Ltd.

Clients from the banking, insurance, pharmaceutical, technology, manufacturing and infrastructure regularly seek out Bär & Karrer Ltd. for its broad expertise in corporate governance, compliance organisation and processes and regulatory queries. The team is particularly strong in white-collar crime matters and conducting internal investigations. Practice co-head Andreas Länzlinger combines experience in dispute resolution, compliance and investigations. Co-head Eric Stupp has know-how in dealing with financial services clients. Geneva-based duo Saverio Lembo and Andrew Garbarski are key contacts for white-collar matters.

Switzerland > Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Bär & Karrer Ltd. is well respected for its full-service offering across the board with banking, capital markets and insurance as well as corporate, M&A, real estate and dispute resolution particular strengths. Christoph Neeracher, Mariel Hoch, Rolf Watter, Ralph Malacrida, Corrado Rampini and Susanne Schreiber cover all facets of M&A transactions, including venture capital and real estate transactions as well as the corresponding tax aspects. Banking, finance and insurance issues are handles by Peter Hsu and Eric Stupp. Private client specialist Tina Wüstemann and litigation and arbitration expert Andreas Länzlinger are also noted. Daniel Bader has profound knowledge of tax matters while Michele Bernasconi is a sports law specialist.

Switzerland > Banking and finance: Zurich

Bär & Karrer Ltd.‘s strong banking and finance practice is regularly sought after by major Swiss banks, Swiss affiliates of foreign banks and financial institutions. The team is active in the regulatory space, where it advises clients on the establishment of operations, fintech, regulatory enforcement proceedings, and US investigations. Furthermore, the practice has also expertise in representing lenders and borrowers in debt financings, leveraged and syndicated deals, as well as acquisition, real estate, and project finance, among others. The prominent practitioners are Eric Stupp, Ralph Malacrida, Peter Hsu, Andreas Länzlinger, and Daniel Flühmann.