Prof Dr Markus Schott > Bär & Karrer Ltd. > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Bär & Karrer Ltd.

Work Department

Banking & Insurance | Litigation | Arbitration | Corporate & Commercial | Energy | Competition Law | White Collar Crime | Transport & Logistics | Life Sciences


Markus Schott has broad experience in all kinds of regulatory and administrative law matters including governmental supervision, public procurement, and administrative sanctions. He advises and represents clients in the life science and food, banking, finance and insurance, transportation and infrastructure sectors. He also drafts expert opinions in these fields.

Markus Schott is also specialized in representing clients in administrative and civil litigation proceedings as well as international administrative and legal assistance proceedings.

He teaches public economic law at the University of Zurich and he publishes regularly in his fields of interest.


  • Partner of Bär & Karrer (since 2013)
  • Associate at Bär & Karrer (since 2010)
  • Postdoc Researcher and Lecturer at the University of Zurich (2006-2009)
  • Associate at a Swiss law firm (2002-2005)
  • Trainee at a Swiss law firm (2000)
  • Law Clerk at the Civil Court of Basel (1999)
  • Research and Teaching Assistant to Prof. Dr. René Rhinow (1997-1999)


German, English, French


  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • Swiss Lawyers Association
  • Basel Lawyers Association
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
  • Swisstransplant: Member of the Foundation Board


  • University of Zurich: Venia Legendi for Public Law and European Law (2010), Professor of law (2016)
  • Harvard University, Cambridge MA: LL.M. (2004)
  • Admitted to the Basel Bar (2001)
  • University of Basel: Dr. iur. (2000)
  • University of Basel: lic. iur. (1996)

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Healthcare and life sciences

Bär & Karrer Ltd. is a go-to counsel for Swiss and foreign life sciences companies, public and private institutions and subsidiaries of international groups, including hospitals, care homes and clinics. The group covers private and public M&A and capital markets transactions, patent litigation and other disputes. Internal investigations in the pharmaceutical industry are also handled. Markus Schott is a specialist in regulatory questions, while Markus Wang  covers IP-law, R&D and marketing/distribution. Philippe Seiler is a key contact for transactions.

Switzerland > Public law

Bär & Karrer Ltd. advises public authorities, officials and entities as well as private companies and public-private partnerships on all regulatory issues, transactional matters as well as investigations and administrative proceedings. The practice includes issues relating to constitutional and administrative law, public procurement, infrastructure and concessions, sanctions, governmental liability, public levies and public financing. Practice head Markus Schott has a specialisation in administrative litigation proceedings where he regularly appears before cantonal and federal courts as well as before the Swiss Supreme Court. Clients appreciate the ‘competent, dedicated‘ team that is ‘able to deal with emergencies and unforeseen events within very tight deadlines‘.