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 recognised as one of the leading practices for takeover transactions in the public and private area, as well as for private equity and corporate governance mandates. It is a popular choice for clients from the healthcare and life sciences, financial and banking, real estate and venture sectors. Rolf Watter acts as the senior M&A head, supported by local team leaders Martin Anderson in Geneva and Paolo Buttini in Lugano. Christoph Neeracher is a private equity specialist, and Mariel Hoch and Dieter Dubs focus their practice on public M&A transactions. Ralph Malacrida is also experienced in venture capital transactions. Raphael Annasohn made partner in early 2020.

Comparative Guides

Switzerland: Private Equity January 2021 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Private Equity laws and regulations that may occur in Switzerland.