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Joel Fischer

About Joel Fischer

Joel Fischer co-heads the internal investigation practice group. His practice focuses on banking and finance, internal investigations and white-collar crime, M&A as well as general corporate and commercial matters.

He advises banks, insurance companies, fintechs and other companies on regulatory and transactional matters. He furthermore regularly assists clients in large-scale internal investigations and complex white-collar criminal and regulatory enforcement proceedings before Swiss and foreign authorities (incl. U.S. authorities). He also specializes in corporate governance questions and advises clients on the development and implementation of compliance programs.

Drawing from his further experience as a management consultant with a leading global consulting firm he understands the business needs of financial institutions, and tailors his legal advice to them accordingly.

Joel Fischer is a member of the editorial board of a legal periodical on corporate and capital markets law (Zeitschrift für Gesellschafts- und Kapitalmarktrecht, GesKR) and regularly publishes in his fields of work.

Joel Fischer won the Rising Star of the Year Award at the IFLR Europe Awards 2020.

LANGUAGES

  • German
  • English
  • French

CURRICULUM

  • Partner at Bär & Karrer (since 2022)
  • University of Berne: Dr. iur. (2016; summa cum laude)
  • Associate at Bär & Karrer (2015-2021)
  • University of Oxford (Law Faculty und Business School): Master’s in Law and in Finance (2013-2014; with Distinction; Merton Award for Distinction)
  • Attorney at a business law firm (2013-2015)
  • Management consultant at The Boston Consulting Group (2010-2012)
  • Admitted to the Zurich Bar (2009)
  • Comparative law studies for the President of the Supreme Court of Israel (2007-2009)
  • Trainee at Bär & Karrer (2007-2008)
  • University of Zurich (Graduate Institute Geneva, Catholic University of Leuven): lic. iur (2007; summa cum laude)

MEMBERSHIPS AND PUBLIC OFFICES

  • Swiss Academic Foundation (Alumni)
  • The Oxford Union Society
  • Member of the editorial board of a legal periodical on corporate and capital markets law (Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Gesellschafts- und Kapitalmarktrecht, GesKR)

ADMISSION

  • All Swiss Courts

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