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Dr. Christian Rioult

Baker & McKenzie Zurich


Dr. Christian Rioult is an associate in Baker McKenzie’s Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Finance practice groups in Zurich. Prior to joining the Firm, Christian worked as a research assistant at the University of St. Gallen under Prof. Dr. Urs Bertschinger where he earned his PhD in Law. He was also a visiting researcher at UC Berkeley. Furthermore, he regularly publishes articles in his fields of practice.

Practice Focus

Christian’s practice focuses on internal reorganizations, corporate law matters and mergers and acquisitions. His practice includes debt capital markets, loans and credit facilities.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • HSG Alumni - Member


  • Switzerland (2017)


  • University of St. Gallen (Dr. iur.) (2016)
  • University of St. Gallen (MA Law & Economics) (2014)
  • Peking University (Exchange Student) (2013)
  • University of St. Gallen (BA Law & Economics) (2012)


  • English
  • German
  • French


Co-author, Steuerrecht (Tax Law), edited by Andreas Kellerhals/Tobias Baumgartner, Wirtschaftsrecht Schweiz-EU, Überblick und Kommentar 2016/2017, Zurich/St. Gallen 2017

Co-author, Handelsregisterbelege bei Sacheinlagen und Sachübernahmen im Aktienrecht (Commercial Register documents for contributions in kind and acquisitons in kind in corporate law), REPRAX 2016

Author, Gender Diversity in der Unternehmensführung (Gender Diversity in Corporate Management), Zurich/St. Gallen 2016 (Doctoral Dissertation)

Author, Bewertung von Compliance-Risiken (Assessment of Compliance Risks), edited by Leo Staub, Beiträge zu aktuellen Themen an der Schnittstelle zwischen Recht und Betriebswirtschaft II, Zürich 2016

Co-author, Steuerrecht (Tax Law), Andreas Kellerhals/Tobias Baumgartner (ed.), Wirtschaftsrecht Schweiz-EU, Überblick und Kommentar 2015/2016, Zurich/St. Gallen 2016