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Bär & Karrer Ltd.

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Geneva, Lugano, Zug, Zurich

Paolo Bottini

Work +41 58 261 58 00
Bär & Karrer Ltd.

Work Department

Tax | Mergers & Acquisitions | Banking & Insurance | Financing | Private Clients | Corporate & Commercial | Capital Markets | Internal Investigation


Paolo Bottini has broad experience in advising banks, financial institutions and large multinational corporations on tax and legal matters, particularly in establishing international and regional headquarters in Switzerland.

Furthermore, he is very experienced in coordinating legal and tax advice in M&A projects, in particular due diligence procedures and the preparation of contractual documentation. He also regularly assists private clients in legal and tax matters.

Paolo Bottini is a board member of Interroll Holding AG, a company listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.


  • Resident Partner of Bär & Karrer Lugano (since 2001)
  • Partner of Bär & Karrer (2000-2001)
  • Associate at Bär & Karrer in Zurich and Lugano (1996-2000)
  • Lecturer on legal and tax matters at Centro di Studi Bancari, Vezia (since 1996)
  • Lecturer Istituto di Diritto Tributario, Lugano (1999-2004)
  • Lecturer on legal and tax matters SUPSI Ticino (1999-2004)
  • Tax and legal consultant at an international accounting firm (1992-1996)
  • Articling at a Swiss law firm (1990-1992)
  • Lecturer on Executive Master in International Taxation at the Université de Neuchâtel (2011)


Italian, English, German, French


  • International Fiscal Association (IFA)
  • Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce
  • The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce
  • Treuhandkammer
  • Ticino Bar Association (OATI)


  • Certified Swiss Tax Accountant (1994)
  • Admitted to the Ticino Bar (1992)
  • University of Berne: lic. iur. (1990)


Leading firms: Italian-speaking Switzerland

Within: 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.

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Within: Tax

The 'friendly, supportive and solution-oriented' tax team at Bär & Karrer Ltd. impresses with 'very strong technical skills', 'high availability' and 'a good client focus'. Core areas of expertise include assistance with M&A, capital markets and financing transactions, international corporate taxation, as well as tax restructuring for businesses and private clients, negotiation with authorities and tax litigation. 'Analytical and very successful' team lead Susanne Schreiber, who 'delivers tailored solutions', advised Saint-Gobain on the tripartite tax structure, including authority negotiations during the rulings, of its CHF3.2bn purchase of Sika. Co-lead Daniel Bader is 'an exceptional tax lawyer with very good commercial skills'. Christoph Suter and Paolo Bottini are the respective key contacts in Geneva and Lugano.

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