Corporate Partner, Rechtsanwalt, LL.M.

Prof. Dr. Rashid Bahar

Rashid Bahar advises on regulatory and transactional matters in the financial industry. He acts on mergers & acquisitions in the financial industry and on complex financings where he advises both lenders and borrowers. He regularly advises clients in licensing and enforcement proceedings before the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA and other authorities.

Rashid Bahar also advises funds and asset managers in setting up their business and offering their products and services in Switzerland.

Rashid Bahar is also an associate professor at the University of Geneva, where he teaches corporate law, corporate restructuring, financial markets regulation as well as law and economics. He has extensively published in corporate law and financial markets regulations. He has acted as an expert member in various working groups and participated in parliamentary hearings at cantonal and federal level.


  • Partner (2012-2020) and associate at a leading Swiss law firm (2005-2012)
  • Associate at a Swiss law firm (2001-2005)
  • Trainee at a Swiss law firm (1998-2000)


  • Harvard Law School, LL.M. (2007)
  • University of Geneva, Dr. iur. (2003), Walter Hug prize
  • University of Geneva, D.E.S. en droit (2000)
  • University of Geneva, licence en droit (1998), Huet du Pavillion prize for the highest G.P.A.


English, French, German


all Swiss courts

Academic Activity

  • Associate Professor at the University of Geneva (2009-present)
  • Guest Lecturer at the University of Fribourg (2012)
  • Guest Lecturer at the University of Geneva (2008)
  • Senior Research Assistant at the Center for Banking and Finance Law (2004-2005)
  • Harvard Law School, Visiting Researcher (2004)
  • Teaching and Research Assistant to prof. Rita Trigo Trindade (2001-2003)

Publications & Speeches by Prof. Dr. Rashid Bahar