Mr Thomas Rohde > Bär & Karrer Ltd. > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Bär & Karrer Ltd.

Work Department

Mergers & Acquisitions | Real Estate | Corporate & Commercial | Energy | Reorganization & Insolvency


Co-heading Bär & Karrer’s reorganization and insolvency practice, Thomas Rohde focuses on corporate restructurings and reorganizations as well as the representation of creditors in Swiss insolvency proceedings. Furthermore, he regularly advises clients on all types of M&A transactions (with a particular emphasis on real estate transactions) as well as on general corporate and commercial matters.


  • Partner of Bär & Karrer (since 2010)
  • Associate at Bär & Karrer (2004)
  • Associate at a Swiss law firm (2001-2003)
  • Trainee at a Swiss law firm (1998-1999)
  • Law Clerk at the District Court of Laufenburg (1998)


German, English, French


  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • State Bar of Vaud (OAV)
  • Young Lawyers Association of the Canton of Vaud
  • SchKG-Vereinigung
  • INSOL Europe


  • University of Chicago: LL.M. (2004)
  • Admitted to the Basel Bar (2000)
  • University of Basel: lic. iur. (1997)

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Insolvency and corporate recovery

Bär & Karrer Ltd. covers the full spectrum of insolvency and restructuring mandates, often in close collaboration with the firm’s other practice groups, such as corporate and disputes. A particular area of expertise is out-of-court restructurings, and the team is generally instructed by foreign companies and financial institutions. Distressed M&A specialists Christoph Neeracher and Luca Jagmetti as well as Thomas Rohde, who handles insolvency proceedings, lead the practice. Martin Anderson is the key contact in Geneva.