Harald Baertschi

Prof. Dr., LL.M. (Yale)

admitted as attorney at law in Zurich (Switzerland) and New York (USA)

member of the Swiss and of the Zurich Bar Association

Research and Teaching Positions

Expertise

Legal advice, expert opinions and representation of enterprises and individuals in and outside administrative or court proceedings, in particular in the following areas:

  • corporate and business law
  • formation of businesses, reorganizations and succession planning
  • banking and insurance law, capital market law, Fintech/Blockchain
  • law of contract, other fields of private law, including employment law and tenancy law
  • regulatory requirements, compliance, sustainability

Languages

  • English
  • German
  • French

Education and Former Professional Experience

  • studies of law at the Universities of Zurich and Lausanne (Licentiate/J.D. equivalent 1999, summa cum laude)

  • dissertation on Liability in Corporate Law (2001, summa cum laude, Professor Walther Hug and Issekutz Prize)

  • until 2015: Counsel with a large business law firm, Zurich/Geneva

Publications (Selection)

  • Company Law, Zurich/Basel/Geneva 2018 (Sections stock corporation/LLC/cooperative law)
  • Compendium of Swiss Limited Liability Company Law, Basel 2019 (co-editor and -author)
  • Principles of Financial Market Law, Zurich/Basel/Geneva 2019 (co-editor and -author)
  • Payment and Default in connection with Virtual Currencies, Basel 2018 (contribution to book)