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Prof Dr Markus Schott

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Bär & Karrer Ltd.

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Banking & Insurance | Litigation | Arbitration | Corporate & Commercial | Energy | Competition Law | White Collar Crime | Transport & Logistics | Life Sciences


Markus Schott has broad experience in all kinds of regulatory and administrative law matters including governmental supervision, public procurement, and administrative sanctions. He advises and represents clients in the life science and food, banking, finance and insurance, transportation and infrastructure sectors. He also drafts expert opinions in these fields.

Markus Schott is also specialized in representing clients in administrative and civil litigation proceedings as well as international administrative and legal assistance proceedings.

He teaches public economic law at the University of Zurich and he publishes regularly in his fields of interest.

Markus Schott is singled out for his in-depth knowledge of the life science sector and is described as "a very efficient, highly flexible and accessible lawyer" (Chambers Europe 2015). Legal 500 2015 highlights that he is "recommended for regulatory matters in the healthcare and life sciences sector".


  • Partner of Bär & Karrer (since 2013)
  • Associate at Bär & Karrer (since 2010)
  • Postdoc Researcher and Lecturer at the University of Zurich (2006-2009)
  • Associate at a Swiss law firm (2002-2005)
  • Trainee at a Swiss law firm (2000)
  • Law Clerk at the Civil Court of Basel (1999)
  • Research and Teaching Assistant to Prof. Dr. René Rhinow (1997-1999)


German, English, French


  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • Swiss Lawyers Association
  • Basel Lawyers Association
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
  • Swisstransplant: Member of the Foundation Board


  • University of Zurich: Venia Legendi for Public Law and European Law (2010), Professor of law (2016)
  • Harvard University, Cambridge MA: LL.M. (2004)
  • Admitted to the Basel Bar (2001)
  • University of Basel: Dr. iur. (2000)
  • University of Basel: lic. iur. (1996)


Healthcare and life sciences

Within: Healthcare and life sciences

Bär & Karrer Ltd. is one of the best known firms for transactions in the Swiss pharmaceutical market, while also providing regulatory, distribution, advertising, intellectual property and general contractual expertise. IP specialist Markus Wang worked on the sale of interests in client Humabs BioMed to Vir Biotechnology, while Markus Schott assisted Vyaire Medical with the regulatory aspects of its acquisition of the entirety of shares in Acutronic Medical Systems.

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Public law

Within: Public law

The public law practice at Bär & Karrer Ltd. has considerable expertise in infrastructure matters, including pipelines, grids, telecoms networks and transport, as well as export control issues and strength in the education, healthcare, food, financial and gambling sectors. In the energy field, Phyllis Scholl assists Swissgrid, Pronovo and Foundation KEV with the outsourcing of the network surcharges execution and guarantees of origin to a subsidiary of Swissgrid. Regulatory and administrative adviser and litigator Markus Schott is another key contact.

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