Alexander Fischer

Dr. Alexander Fischer

Baker McKenzie Switzerland AG


Alexander Fischer co-chairs Baker McKenzie’s Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity practice groups in Zurich. Currently based in Zurich, Alexander also has experience working in the Firm’s Chicago office. He routinely represents clients on a wide range of areas of law ancillary to the Firm’s Banking & Finance, Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions practices. Alexander is a recommended lawyer in his areas of practice by the Legal 500, Chambers and other publications. He serves as a member of the board of directors of different Swiss companies.

Practice Focus

Alexander advises listed and non-listed clients in the areas of cross-border and domestic mergers and acquisitions, private equity and debt financing. He also provides sound and insightful counsel on general corporate and commercial matters.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Acted as lead adviser for various private equity clients, including Astorg, Deutsche Beteiligungs AG, Patrimonium, Ufenau Capital Partners (formerly Constellation) and others, in sell-side and buy-side transactions.   
  • Represented different listed entities, including Arbonia, Bossard, Corestate Capital, Selecta, Swisscom, Walter Meier, Zehnder and others, in sell-side and buy-side mergers and acquisitions.
  • Acted as lead adviser for countless non-listed clients in sell-side and buy-side mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions, many of these being cross-border transactions.
  • Advised banks and lenders in various domestic and international debt finance transactions.


  • Switzerland (2004)


  • University of St. Gallen (Dr. oec.) (2003)
  • University of St. Gallen (lic. iur.) (1998)
  • CEMS - The Global Alliance in Management Education (Masters in International Management (CEMS MIM)) (1997)
  • University of St. Gallen (Lic. oec.) (1996)


  • English
  • French
  • German

Previous Offices

  • Chicago


Co-author, "Aktuelle Entwicklungen im Gesellschaftsrecht (Inhaberaktie und Meldepflicht)," Baker McKenzie Breakfast Briefing, October 2019

Co-author, "Earn-Out Bestimmungen: Käufer- und Verkäuferperspektive in der Vertragsgestaltung," Jusletter, 15 May 2017

Co-author, "Die Auswirkungen der GAFI-Gesetzesänderungen auf M&A-Transaktionen," Jusletter, 22 February 2016


Speaker, "Hot Topics im Gesellschaftsrecht - Entwicklungen bei der Organverantwortung und Abschaffung der Inhaberaktie," Baker McKenzie Breakfast Briefing, October 2019 

Speaker, "Verkäuferdarlehen," Baker McKenzie Zurich Roundtable, January 2018

Speaker, "Neue Spielregeln in Auktionen im heutigen M&A Verkäufermarkt?!" Baker McKenzie Breakfast Briefing, September 2017

Speaker, "De-facto merger between Walter Meier AG and Tobler Haustechnik AG: how to bring a complex transaction to a successful end," 10th Annual International M&A and Corporate Finance Summit 2017, June 2017