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National Leader

Switzerland - Banking 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Rashid Bahar “provides brilliant regulatory advice” and impresses clients and peers alike with his “in-depth knowledge of Swiss law and the banking environment”.


Rashid Bahar's practice focuses on banking, finance and capital markets. He’s been partner since 2012 and is based in Zurich and Geneva.

Rashid Bahar heads the funds, financial products and asset management practice group and co-heads the banking practice group. He regularly advises Swiss and foreign financial institutions on transactional and regulatory matters. He is often involved in M&A transactions in the financial industry and complex financings, where he advises both lenders and borrowers.

As part of his practice, he also advises Swiss and international investment funds and asset managers. He assists foreign promoters in entering the Swiss retail and professional market. Rashid Bahar also assists with the issuance, listing and distribution of structured investment products.

Rashid Bahar is an associate professor at the University of Geneva, where he teaches corporate law and capital markets. He is a member of the executive committee of the centre for banking and financial law of the University of Geneva and is a faculty member of the CAS in financial regulation offered by the Universities of Geneva and Bern. Rashid Bahar was appointed as an expert member of the working group of the Federal Department of Finance responsible for the Federal Act of Financial Services (FIDLEG).

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 prestigious international legal ranking agencies.

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