Christoph Neeracher

Christoph Neeracher
Office:
Brandschenkestrasse 90
8027
City:
Zurich
State:
Zurich
Country:
Switzerland
Tel:
+41 58 261 52 64
Fax:
+41 58 263 52 64

Biographies:

Who's Who Legal Corporate: Merger & Acquisition

Christoph Neeracher specialises 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 (such as joint ventures, partnerships and shareholders agreements) and all directly related areas such as employment matters for key employees.

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 specialisation.

Christoph Neeracher is recognised as one of the pre-eminent private M&A and private equity attorneys in Switzerland (Swiss Equity Magazine, Private Equity, November 2008) and as a leading lawyer in financial and corporate law (IFLR 1000, 2011-2013). Additionally, Chambers Europe ranks him as a leader in the field of M&A (2010-2013). Since 2012, Who's Who Legal: M&A has listed him as one of the world's leading M&A lawyers.

Christoph Neeracher is ranked first in Mergermarket's profile league table for 2016's most prolific individual DACH legal advisers.

WWL says: Christoph Neeracher is “very experienced” when it comes to corporate law and is well known for his outstanding work on public and private M&A transactions.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Corporate which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Switzerland - M&A

Christoph Neeracher co-heads the private M&A and private equity practice at Bär & Karrer. He is based in Zurich and has been a partner since 2007. He is a member of the managing board of Bär & Karrer and founder of Bär & Karrer's startup desk.

Christoph Neeracher specialises in international and domestic M&A transactions with a clear focus on private M&A and private equity transactions (including secondary buyouts, public to private transactions and distressed equity). Christoph Neeracher further advises clients in connection with transaction finance, venture capital, startups, corporate restructurings, relocations, corporate law, general contract matters (such as joint ventures, partnerships and shareholders' agreements) and all directly related areas such as employment matters for key employees (in particular employee participation programmes). Additionally, Christoph Neeracher represents clients in litigation proceedings in his core fields of activity.

Christoph Neeracher has extensive experience in national and international private M&A transactions (sell- and buy-side) in various industries and regularly leads international corporate auction processes involving multiple bidders and parallel negotiations (using different sub-teams; all under heavy time pressure).

Christoph Neeracher has frequent speaking engagements on M&A-related topics (eg, Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association, SECA, Executive MBA University of St Gallen, LLM University of Zurich and Mergermarket) and was the chairperson of an annual seminar on mergers & acquisitions for practitioners, in cooperation with the University of St Gallen, Switzerland. He is a regular contributor to international M&A, private equity and corporate law publications (eg, IFLR MagazineGTDTLegal 500LexisNexis Mergers & Acquisitions Law Guide).

He holds a Dr iur from the University of Zurich and a LLM in corporate law from New York University. He is a member of the Zurich and the Swiss bar associations as well as the IBA and the IPBA. Christoph Neeracher speaks German, English and French.

Christoph Neeracher is recognised as one of the pre-eminent private M&A and private equity attorneys in Switzerland and a leading lawyer in financial and corporate law by IFLR 1000 (since 2011) and Chambers Europe and Chambers Global (since 2010). Who’s Who Legal: M&A lists him as one of the world's leading M&A lawyers, and The Legal 500 (since 2012) describes him as "extremely experienced in M&A matters and very strong in negotiations". Christoph Neeracher is ranked first in Mergermarkets' Profile League Table for 2016's most prolific individual DACH legal advisers.

Bär & Karrer is a renowned Swiss law firm with more than 150 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 prestigious international legal ranking agencies.

WWL says: Christoph Neeracher has impressive experience in multi-jurisdictional M&A issues and wins particular plaudits for his skill in negotiations relating to private transactions.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Switzerland which can be purchased from our Shop.

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