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Bär & Karrer Ltd.

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Geneva, Lugano, Zug, Zurich
Bär & Karrer Ltd., Christoph Suter, Zurich, SWITZERLAND

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Christoph Suter

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Bär & Karrer Ltd.

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Tax | Banking & Insurance | Capital Markets | Fintech | Funds, Financial Products & Asset Management | Mergers & Acquisitions | Private Clients | Startup Desk


Christoph Suter heads Bär & Karrer's tax team in Geneva. He advises corporate and private clients in complex national and international tax matters.

Christoph Suter has broad experience in corporate taxation, in particular M&A, reorganizations, corporate finance, national and international tax planning as well as tax litigation work. He is also an expert in tax topics of the banking and asset management industry, such as the taxation of financial instruments.

Christoph Suter is a frequent lecturer at national and international tax conferences and publishes articles on relevant taxation topics.


  • Partner at Bär & Karrer (since 2017)
  • Senior Manager (2010), Partner (2013), Head Financial Services Tax Swiss Romande at a Big Four Firm (until 2017)
  • Head of Tax of an International Reinsurance Company (2009-2010)
  • Manager Transfer Pricing of a Big Four Firm (2008-2009)
  • Head of Tax of an International Media Company (2004-2008)
  • Manager of a Big Four Firm in Switzerland (2001-2004)


German, English, French


  • Member of the Ordre Romand des Experts Fiscaux Diplomés (OREF)
  • Member of the International Fiscal Association Swiss Branch (IFA Switzerland)


  • Swiss Certified Tax Expert (2004)
  • Universities of Basel and Lausanne: Law Degree (2001)



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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