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Switzerland - M&A 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Mariel Hoch draws praise for her “in-depth knowledge” of corporate transactions as well as her “client-oriented, robust and out-of-the box solutions”.


Dr Mariel Hoch is a partner in the corporate department at Bär & Karrer, based in Zurich, Switzerland. Her practice focuses on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, M&A-related litigation, and general corporate and securities matters, including proxy fights, hostile defences, corporate governance and corporate relocations. She has advised a broad range of public and private companies and individuals in Switzerland and abroad in a variety of industries including health care, pharmaceuticals, technology, financial services, retail, transportation and industrials.

Mariel Hoch is a board member of the following SIX Swiss Exchange listed companies: SIG Combibloc Group AG, Komax Holding AG, Comet Holding AG. She also serves on boards of charitable foundations.

Mariel Hoch graduated from the University of Zurich in 1999 and holds a PhD from the University of Zurich (2003). In 2005 she was admitted to the Zurich Bar. In 2008, she was seconded to Slaughter and May's M&A group in London.

Mariel Hoch has frequent speaking engagements on M&A-related topics and teaches regularly at a number of private and public Universities (eg Europainstitut of the University of Zurich, Switzerland; University of St. Gallen, Switzerland; Insper Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa in São Paulo, Brazil).

Bär & Karrer is a renowned Swiss law firm with more than 170 lawyers in Zurich, Geneva, Lugano and Zug. Its core business is advising clients on innovative and complex transactions and representing them in litigation, arbitration and regulatory proceedings. The firm's clients range from multinational corporations to private individuals in Switzerland and around the world.

Bär & Karrer has been repeatedly awarded Switzerland's Law Firm of the Year by the most important international legal ranking agencies in recent years.

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