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

Michael Baier


Michael Baier is a Senior Associate 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 speaks German, English and Spanish.

Michael Baier
2018 University of Bern (Dr. iur.)
2016-2017 University of California (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 Legal Intern at a leading business law firm in Zurich
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