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Bär & Karrer Ltd.

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Geneva, Lugano, Zug, Zurich

Frédéric Bétrisey

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Bär & Karrer Ltd.

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Banking & Insurance | Capital Markets | Data Protection | Financing | Funds, Financial Products & Asset Management | White Collar Crime | Fintech


Frédéric Bétrisey has a long standing practice in banking and finance. He advises banks and borrowers on all types of banking and finance transactions, including trade and commodity finance, acquisition finance, equipment financing, financial lease and syndicated lending. He also advises financial institutions on a variety of regulatory aspects and assists financial intermediaries in connection with their securities lending and derivative transactions, with a particular focus on the legal issues and documentation relating to netting arrangements and the issuance and distribution of collective investment schemes and structured products.

In recent years, Frédéric Bétrisey has also assisted originators, arrangers and trustees in connection with the securitisation of Swiss law receivables, in particular in respect of residential mortgages (RMBS transactions), consumer credits and leasing agreements.

Frédéric Bétrisey is a visiting lecturer at the University of Fribourg, where he gives a course on acquisition financing, and at the Swiss Training Centre for Investment Professionals (AZEK), in Geneva.


  • Partner of Bär & Karrer (since 2018)
  • Partner of a Geneva law firm (2006-2018)
  • Associate at a Geneva law firm (1999-2000 and 2002-2006)
  • Foreign associate at Baker McKenzie, London (2001)
  • Inhouse counsel at the Swiss Federal Banking Commission (1997-1999)
  • Trainee lawyer at a Geneva law firm (1994-1996)


French, German, English, Italian


  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA)
  • Geneva Bar Association (OdA)
  • Geneva Business Law Association (AGDA)


  • Admitted to the Geneva Bar (1996)
  • University of Geneva: lic. iur (1994)
  • University of Geneva: lic. sc. pol. (1994)


Banking and finance: Geneva

Within: Banking and finance: Geneva

Bär & Karrer Ltd. is best known for advising financial institutions on regulatory and compliance issues, internal restructurings and financings, as well as during enforcement proceedings, white-collar criminal law matters and investigations. Rashid Bahar assisted Forte Securities with obtaining a licence from FINMA related to the opening of a representative office in Switzerland. Team lead Cédric Chapuis, financing transaction partner Martin Anderson and financial products lawyer Frédéric Bétrisey are the names to note.

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