Mr Martin Anderson > Bär & Karrer Ltd. > Geneva, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Bär & Karrer Ltd.
1211 GENÈVE 11

Work Department

Banking & Insurance | Capital Markets | Corporate Governance | Financing | Funds, Financial Products & Asset Management | Listed Companies | Mergers & Acquisitions


Martin Anderson’s practice focuses on domestic and international M&A transactions (acquisitions and divestures in public and private companies, mergers), private equity transactions (assistance to investors, sellers and management teams in MBOs, venture capital and start-ups) and general corporate law (corporate governance, shareholders’ agreements, joint ventures, restructurings, executive incentive arrangements).

Martin Anderson also regularly assists banks and other financial institutions on financing transactions (including structured financings), derivatives and financial products, asset management and regulatory matters.

Chambers (Global and Europe) and Legal 500 rank Martin Anderson as one of the leading lawyers in Switzerland in the areas of Corporate/M&A and Banking, and he has been recognised in the Legal 500 “Hall of Fame” for having received constant praise by clients for continued excellence for at least seven consecutive years.

Martin Anderson graduated in both law and business administration at the University of Geneva and was an assistant lecturer in finance at the University of Geneva. He lectures on the legal aspects of M&A transactions at the University of Fribourg and is also a regular speaker at conferences and seminars dealing with corporate law and banking/finance topics.


  • Partner of Bär & Karrer (since 2018)
  • Partner of a Geneva law firm (1996-2018) (managing partner 2001-2018)
  • Associate of a Geneva law firm (1992-1996)
  • Trainee at a Swiss law firm in Geneva and Zurich (1990-1992)
  • Assistant lecturer in finance at the University of Geneva, Business Administration (1987-1990)


French, German, English


  • Recognised representative for the listing of securities at the SIX Swiss Exchange
  • Geneva Business Law Association (AGDA), Committee member
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA)
  • Geneva Bar Association (OdA)
  • Lecturer at the University of Fribourg


  • Admitted to the Geneva Bar (1992)
  • University of Geneva: lic. iur. (1990)
  • University of Geneva: lic. oec. (1987)

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Banking and finance: Geneva

(Hall of Fame)

Martin AndersonBär & Karrer Ltd.

Bär & Karrer Ltd. advises Swiss banks, the Swiss affiliates of foreign banks and a variety of other financial institutions on all types of contractual, regulatory and compliance matters as well as on civil, criminal and enforcement proceedings. The practice is well-known for its acquisition finance strength, in particular for private equity borrowers, and has further experience in complex structured derivatives transactions and fintech projects. The ‘super responsive‘ team is headed by the ‘highly knowledgeableCédric Chapuis and and includes other key members Martin Anderson and Andrew Garbarski.

Switzerland > Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland

Bär & Karrer Ltd. has a strong core competence in dispute resolution where Saverio Lembo, Alexandra Johnson, Aurélie Conrad Hari and Pierre-Yves Gunter are the key practitioners and Andrew Garbarski is noted for his support in investigations and white-collar criminal law. Frédéric Bétrisey, Cédric Chapuis and Martin Anderson are the key individuals handling banking and finance transactions, regulatory matters for banks and financial institutions as well as international M&A transactions.

Switzerland > Commercial, corporate and M&A

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.

Switzerland > Insolvency and corporate recovery

Bär & Karrer Ltd. has noteworthy expertise in a wide variety of insolvency and restructuring matters. With its full-service offering, it can draw on support in distressed M&A deals, sales/acquisition out of Swiss ‘chapter 11’-proceedings, related litigation and financings as well as tax-efficient structuring of restructurings and impact pension plans. The practice regularly represents debtors, their management, shareholders or creditors. Christoph Neeracher is well versed in out of court restructurings. He leads the practice together with distressed M&A specialist Luca Jagmetti  and Thomas Rohde. Martin Anderson and Rolf Watter are also prominent practitioners.