Mr Paolo Bottini > Bär & Karrer Ltd. > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Bär & Karrer Ltd.

Work Department

Tax | Mergers & Acquisitions | Banking & Insurance | Financing | Private Clients | Corporate & Commercial | Capital Markets | Internal Investigation


Paolo Bottini has broad experience in advising banks, financial institutions and large multinational corporations on tax and legal matters, particularly in establishing international and regional headquarters in Switzerland.

Furthermore, he is very experienced in coordinating legal and tax advice in M&A projects, in particular due diligence procedures and the preparation of contractual documentation. He also regularly assists private clients in legal and tax matters.

Paolo Bottini is a board member of Interroll Holding AG, a company listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.


  • Resident Partner of Bär & Karrer Lugano (since 2001)
  • Partner of Bär & Karrer (2000-2001)
  • Associate at Bär & Karrer in Zurich and Lugano (1996-2000)
  • Lecturer on legal and tax matters at Centro di Studi Bancari, Vezia (since 1996)
  • Lecturer Istituto di Diritto Tributario, Lugano (1999-2004)
  • Lecturer on legal and tax matters SUPSI Ticino (1999-2004)
  • Tax and legal consultant at an international accounting firm (1992-1996)
  • Articling at a Swiss law firm (1990-1992)
  • Lecturer on Executive Master in International Taxation at the Université de Neuchâtel (2011)


Italian, English, German, French


  • International Fiscal Association (IFA)
  • Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce
  • The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce
  • Treuhandkammer
  • Ticino Bar Association (OATI)


  • Certified Swiss Tax Accountant (1994)
  • Admitted to the Ticino Bar (1992)
  • University of Berne: lic. iur. (1990)

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Leading firms: Italian-speaking Switzerland

Bär & Karrer Ltd.’s Italian-Swiss hub in Lugano has ‘very strong capabilities both on legal and on tax matters’ regarding, among others, banking and finance, corporate and M&A, real estate and dispute resolution. Paolo Bottini is noted for his ‘remarkable knowledge of Swiss tax matters’ which he puts to use for international corporate and banking clients when assisting them in setting up international headquarters in Switzerland. ‘Very good negotiator and mediatorCesare Jermini represents clients in national and international judicial and arbitral proceedings. Massimo Vanotti focuses on corporate, commercial and banking law and has ‘very good knowledge of notarial work’.