Dr. iur. | LL.M. | Attorney at law | Civil Law Notary of the Canton of Zug

Michael Baier


Michael Baier is Partner and a passionate venture capital and start-up lawyer. He leads the Start-up Desk and supports tech-based start-ups through all of their growth stages, in particular in relation to spin-offs, financing rounds, exit transactions, and the structuring of employee incentive programs. Michael Baier also advises investors on equity investments in Swiss start-ups and has extensive experience with M&A transactions.

“With our Start-up Desk, I strive not only to provide legal counsel, but to contribute to the positive and sustainable development of the Swiss start-up ecosystem.”

Michael Baier speaks German, English and Spanish.

Michael Baier

Deal: Aktiia
Raises USD 17.5M in
Series A


Deal: Archlet closed its USD 10M in Series A Financing Round


Deal: Frontify Raises USD 50M in Series C Funding Led by Revaia


Deal: Merger of Bring! Labs AG with Profital

2018 University of Bern (Dr. iur.)
2016-2017 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), School of Law (LL.M.)
Since 2014 Lawyer at Wenger Vieli Ltd.
2014 Admission to the Bar
2014 Admission as Civil Law Notary of the Canton of Zug
2012-2013 Junior Lawyer at Wenger Vieli Ltd.
2012 University of Lucerne (MLaw)
2011 Internship at Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd.
2010 Internship at Partners Group
2010 University of Lucerne (BLaw)
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
  • Zuger Advokatenverein
    Meritas Young Lawyers Program
    Latin American Chamber of Commerce in Switzerland
    Vice-Chair Meritas EMEA Start-up and Venture Capital Chapter
    Advisory Board Member Swiss Startup Association
    Young SECA