Michael
Baier

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

Michael Baier

About

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
16.11.2022

Deal: Wenger Vieli advised Houzy AG on the latest financing round

08.11.2022

Deal: Swiss ETH spin-off Akina receives CHF 1.6 mio. in pre-seed capital

08.11.2022

Deal: aspaara closes seed financing round of CHF 2 mio.

11.10.2022

Wenger Vieli advised Adresta on the sale to Bucherer

04.10.2022

Deal: Wenger Vieli advised Avelo on closing of its seed financing round of CHF 2.2 Mio.

26.09.2022

Deal: Wenger Vieli advised CTsystems on its sale to Datwyler

05.08.2022

Deal: grape closes seed financing round of CHF 1.7 Mio.

12.07.2022

Deal: Wenger Vieli advises Stableton on closing of its Series A funding round

24.06.2022

Deal: Pipra closes seed financing round of CHF 2.1 Mio.

23.06.2022

Deal: Nexenic closes over­subscribed financing round

07.06.2022

Deal: numarics closed its seed financing round of CHF 2.1 Mio

02.05.2022

Deal: F10 secures funding round and management buy-in

08.03.2022

Deal: Snipd closes oversubscribed pre-seed funding round

02.03.2022

Deal: Aison Technologies AG closed its first seed financing round

02.03.2022

Deal: collectID closed its seed financing round of CHF 3.2m

23.02.2022

Deal: Freespirited Drinks Ltd. closes CHF 1M seed financing round

09.02.2022

Deal: Scandit closes USD 150m Series D

24.11.2021

Deal: Aktiia
Raises USD 17.5M in
Series A

30.09.2021

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

28.09.2021

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

21.09.2021

Deal: Merger of Bring! Labs AG with Profital

Since 2022 Partner at Wenger Vieli Ltd.
2014-2021 Lawyer at Wenger Vieli Ltd.
2018 University of Bern (Dr. iur.)
2016-2017 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), School of Law (LL.M.)
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

Theoretical implementation very strong, and also in the practical implementation. Helpful. Responsive. Professional. All of the attributes I've listed for the firm.

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Experienced and hands on mentality.

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Very responsive, easy to work with, knowledgeable and efficient.

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