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Bär & Karrer Ltd.

BRANDSCHENKESTRASSE 90, 8027 ZÜRICH, SWITZERLAND
Tel:
Work +41 58 261 50 00
Fax:
Fax +41 58 261 50 01
Email:
Web:
www.baerkarrer.ch
Geneva, Lugano, Zug, Zurich

Dr Christoph Neeracher

Tel:
Work +41 58 261 52 64
Email:
Web:
www.baerkarrer.ch/lawyers/partner/neeracher-christoph.html
Bär & Karrer Ltd.

Work Department

Mergers & Acquisitions | Corporate & Commercial | Reorganization & Insolvency | Litigation | Employment | Transport & Logistics | Energy | Financing | Life Sciences | Data Protection

Position

Christoph Neeracher specializes in international and domestic M&A transactions (focusing on private M&A and private equity transactions, including secondary buyouts, public to private transactions and distressed equity), transaction finance, venture capital, startups, corporate restructurings, relocations, corporate law, general contract matters (e.g. joint ventures, partnerships and shareholders agreements) and all directly related areas such as employment matters for key employees (e.g. employee participation and incentive agreements). 

He is experienced in a broad range of national and international transactions both sell and buy side (including corporate auction processes) and the assistance of clients in their ongoing corporate and commercial activities. Additionally, Christoph Neeracher represents clients in litigation proceedings relating to his specialization.

Chambers Global and Europe rank him as a leader in the field of M&A (since 2010) and IFLR 1000 lists him as one of the leading lawyers in Switzerland (since 2012). The International Who's Who of M&A Lawyers lists Christoph Neeracher as one of the world's leading M&A lawyers. The Legal 500 (2012) describes him as "extremely experienced in M&A matters and very strong in negotiations" and ranks him among the leading individuals. Christoph Neeracher is ranked first in Mergermarket's Profile League Table for 2016's most prolific individual DACH legal advisors.

Career

  • Partner of Bär & Karrer (since 2007)
  • Associate at Bär & Karrer (2001)
  • Law Clerk at the District Court of Meilen (1997-1998)

Languages

English, German

Member

  • Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • German - Swiss Association of Legal Professionals
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • IPBA (Inter-Pacific Bar Association)

Education

  • New York University: LL.M. in Corporate Law (2001)
  • University of Zurich: Dr. iur. (2000)
  • Admitted to the Zurich Bar (1999)
  • University of Zurich: lic. iur. (1996)


Switzerland

Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Christoph Neeracher - Bär & Karrer Ltd.

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

With a long-standing track record in public and private M&A and private equity transactions, as well as a sizeable corporate and regulatory team advising in all parts of Switzerland, Bär & Karrer Ltd. is one of the best known local practices. Banking M&A specialist Ralph Malacrida led advice to BZ Bank on the acquisition of United Grinding Group, while Christoph Neeracher assisted Porterhouse with its purchase of clinic group Paracelsus. Mariel Hoch and Thomas Reutter assisted Clearstream International with buying all shares in Swisscanto Funds Centre. Rolf Watter is another name to note.

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Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Within: Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Bär & Karrer Ltd. in Zurich and Zug impresses with 'partner commitment, responsiveness, legal expertise in various areas and good communication'. The full-service firm is especially renowned in banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and M&A, as well as competition, dispute resolution, white-collar criminal law, insurance, private client and sports law. Key lawyers include Eric StuppRalph Malacrida and Thomas ReutterChristoph NeeracherPeter HsuTina WüstemannSusanne Schreiber and Michele Bernasconi.

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Transport

Within: Transport

The transport department at Bär & Karrer Ltd. covers finance, M&A, regulatory, employment, competition, data protection and contentious matters from the aviation, maritime, road and rail sectors. M&A specialist Christoph Neeracher acted for Matternet in negotiations with Swiss Post concerning the provision of unmanned aerial systems for drone delivery. Corporate and commercial partner Luca Jagmetti  heads the practice.

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  • Bär & Karrer Advises Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB in the Acquisition of emapalumab

    Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB, an international specialty biopharmaceutical company listed in Sweden, agreed to acquire, from Novimmune’s shareholders, a newly established company owning emapalumab and related assets, giving Sobi access to world-class R&D capabilities in the field of Immunology. The acquisition supersedes the previously announced exclusive licence agreement with Novimmune. In addition, Sobi agreed with Novimmune on options for the shared financial rights to NI-1701 and NI-1801, two product candidates in the field of immuno-oncology. The transaction value is CHF 515 million, of which CHF 400 million was previously committed in the exclusive license agreement for emapalumab.
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