Dr iur Michael Baier > Wenger Vieli Ltd > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Wenger Vieli Ltd
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Work Department

Start-up Desk; Venture Capital; Mergers and Acquisitions; Private Equity; Corporate and Commercial Law; Notarial Services.


Michael Baier is Partner and a passionate venture capital and start-up lawyer. He leads the Start-up Desk and supports tech-based start-ups through all of their growth stages, in particular in relation to spin-offs, financing rounds, exit transactions, and the structuring of employee incentive programs.

Michael Baier also advises investors on equity investments in Swiss start-ups and has extensive experience with M&A transactions.

“With our Start-up Desk, I strive not only to provide legal counsel, but to contribute to the positive and sustainable development of the Swiss start-up ecosystem.”


Since 2014, Lawyer at Wenger & Vieli Ltd.; 2012-2013, Junior Lawyer at Wenger & Vieli Ltd.; 2011, Legal Intern at a leading business law firm in Zurich.


German, English and Spanish.


Meritas Young Lawyers Program; Latin American Chamber of Commerce in Switzerland; Swiss Bar Association (SAV); Zuger Advokatenverein; Vice-Chair Meritas EMEA Start-up and Venture Capital Chapter; Advisory Board Member Swiss Startup Association; Young SECA.


2018, University of Bern (Dr. iur.); 2016-2017, University of California (LL.M.); 2014, Admission to the Bar; 2014, Admission as Civil Law Notary of the Canton of Zug; 2012, University of Lucerne (MLaw); 2010, University of Lucerne (BLaw).