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Dr. Manuel Meyer

Baker McKenzie Switzerland AG


Dr. Manuel Meyer joined Baker McKenzie Zurich in 2005 as a law clerk and has worked since 2008 as a lawyer. Manuel is a member of Practice Groups Global Reorganizations and Mergers & Acquisitions. He is a German and French native speaker with an excellent command of English.

Practice Focus

Manuel is active in M&A, private equity (including venture capital) and corporate restructuring, with a focus on cross-border transactions. He was awarded the Client Choice Award for M&A Switzerland 2017 for his dedicated work (quotes: “a fierce negotiator; his knowledge is not limited to mergers and acquisitions, he has equal expertise in all fields of law” and “is fast, reliable and always delivers top-quality advice, which is a rare combination”).

Manuel is also a lecturer at the Lucerne School of Business and Economics and is the author of various articles and commentaries in his field.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised several IT start-ups on financing and corporate matters.
  • Delivered corporate advice to a pharmaceutical group entering Switzerland.
  • Advised and represented an overseas company in acquiring a mid-sized IT company.
  • Counseled listed multinational companies in the worldwide integration of a newly-acquired group of companies.
  • Advised several multinationals in the reorganization of their global group structure.
  • Represented and advised a Swiss private bank in a merger control filing proceeding on its acquisition of another Swiss private bank.
  • Advised an international company on its relocation to Switzerland.
  • Advised an international private equity fund in a merger control filing proceeding on the acquisition of an international food producer.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Zurich Bar Association
  • French Swiss Chamber of Commerce


  • Switzerland (2008)


  • University of Fribourg (Dr. jur. Law) (2015)
  • University of Fribourg (Master's Degree Law) (2005)


  • English
  • French
  • German


Co-author, "Think ICO, think global," International Financial Law Review IFLR, July/August 2018

Co-author, "Pflichtwandeldarlehen aus bedingtem Kapital," GesKR 2/2017

Co-author, "Eigenes Rechtsdomizil nach der Praxismitteilung EHRA 2/15 – Zwei auslegungsbedürftige Begriffe," REPRAX 1/17

Author,"Konzernreorganisationen," Baker McKenzie Zurich, Zurich 2017


Interview, “Innovation ist eine mehrwertstiftende Denk- und Arbeitsweise,” Fokus Rechtsguide 2018 (of the Tagesanzeiger)