Mr Raphael Annasohn > Bär & Karrer Ltd. > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Bär & Karrer Ltd.

Work Department

Corporate & Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions, Transport & Logistics, Financing, Reorganization & Insolvency, Energy, Life Sciences, Startup Desk, Media, Entertainment & Sports


Raphael Annasohn has broad experience in international and domestic M&A transactions in various industries focusing on private M&A and private equity, corporate reorganizations and restructurings as well as corporate law and general contractual matters, in particular shareholders’ agreements. Furthermore, he specializes in the fields of venture capital and startups and assists clients in their ongoing commercial activities.


  • Partner at Bär & Karrer (since 2020)
  • Associate at Bär & Karrer (2014-2019)
  • Consultant at a Big Four Firm (2013-2014)
  • Admitted to the Berne Bar (2013)
  • Trainee at a Law Firm in the Canton of Berne (2010-2012)
  • Law clerk at the juvenile prosecuting authorities of the Canton of Berne (2011)


German, English, French


  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • IPBA (Inter-Pacific Bar Association)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)


  • University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law: LL.M. (2016-2017)
  • University of Berne: MLaw (2010)
  • University of Berne: BLaw (2008)

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Next Generation Partners)

Raphael AnnasohnBär & Karrer Ltd.

Bär & Karrer Ltd. is appreciated for offering a ‘combination of legal skills with a business mindset.’ With Christoph Neeracher, Philippe Seiler and Raphael Annasohn, the firm can showcase a ‘powerhouse team‘ with strong experience in private M&A and private equity deals. Rolf Watter, Mariel Hoch and Dieter Dubs are specialists in public transactions. The practice is particularly well versed in the life sciences and pharmaceutical, real estate and financial services sectors. Luca Jagmetti is the key contact for transport and logistic clients. Thomas Rohde advises on restructurings. Martin Anderson is the name to note in Geneva.

Comparative Guides

Switzerland: Private Equity January 2022 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Private Equity laws and regulations that may occur in Switzerland.