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


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


  • 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: attorney at law with a large business law firm, Zurich/Geneva

Publications (Selection)

  • Compendium of Swiss Stock Corporation Law, Basel 2022 (co-editor and -author)
  • Compendium of Swiss Cooperative Society Law, Basel 2022 (co-editor and -author)
  • Principles of Financial Market Law, Zurich/Basel/Geneva 2021 (co-editor and -author)
  • Company Law, Zurich/Basel/Geneva 2021 (Sections stock corporation/LLC/cooperative law)