Mr Massimo Vanotti > Bär & Karrer Ltd. > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Bär & Karrer Ltd.

Work Department

Private Clients | Corporate & Commercial | Media, Entertainment & Sports | Real Estate


Massimo Vanotti’s work focuses on corporate, commercial and banking law. He also advises private clients on legal and tax matters. Other areas of work include
advising clients in real estate transactions and in the frame of relocations.

Massimo Vanotti is regularly involved in corporate and M&A transactions related in particular to the banking industry.


  • Partner of Bär & Karrer (since 2009)
  • Civil Law Notary in the Canton Ticino (2008)
  • Associate at Bär & Karrer (2002)
  • Trainee at a Swiss law firm (1999-2001)


Italian, English, German, French


  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA)
  • Ticino Bar Association (OATI)
  • Association of Swiss and Ticino Notaries Public


  • Boston University: LL.M. (2004)
  • Admitted to the Zurich Bar (2002)
  • University of St. Gallen: lic. iur. (1999)

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Leading firms: Italian-speaking Switzerland

Bär & Karrer Ltd. in Lugano covers M&A, banking, dispute resolution, tax and private client law. Paolo Bottini, Andrea Gamba, Cesare Jermini and Massimo Vanotti make up the team of partners.

Switzerland > Private client

Bär & Karrer Ltd. is ‘one of the go-to firms in Switzerland‘ in this space, due to its ‘personal commitment, top private client lawyers, strong technical skills and good client relationships‘ and it has ‘an excellent and highly regarded practice‘. With an office in every region, the multilingual team often acts as a coordinator in international matters for entrepreneurs, family offices and high-net-worth individuals. Practice head Tina Wüstemann, who ‘is bursting with inspiring energy‘, is well known for handling estate and succession planning, as well as estate administration and contentious trust and estate matters. Clients also recommend ‘thoughtful‘ partner Daniel Leu, ‘up-and-coming‘ Geneva partner Aurélie Conrad Hari, ‘experienced and solution-oriented‘ Daniel Bader and ‘great notary‘ Massimo Vanotti.