Rachel Chiao

Senior Advisor – Greater China, Barandun AG


Rachel Chiao is Senior Advisor – Greater China at the Zurich office of Barandun Legal and Tax in Switzerland. She has engaged in legal work for almost 20 years in different jurisdictions and got the extensive experience not only by working in the law firms but also in different multinational companies in different jurisdictions. She does not just have solid legal competence but also abundant knowledge of different industries. A keen commercial awareness and thinking ahead capability along with the mentioned background put her in a strong position to be a trusted business advisor and distinguished from other lawyers. She is now proving advisory services in relation to a wide range of domestic and cross-border transactions and investments in Switzerland and EU by working with other seasoned legal and tax professionals. She has successfully helped the Chinese entrepreneurs, and the Chinese private and state-owned companies to set up their regional operation centers or develop their business in EU and in Switzerland. In addition, she is also experienced in M&A transactions and in real estate dealing cases. With her excellent interpersonal and organization skills, she has also helped different Chinese delegates or industry association groups successfully build the business tie and strategic partnership with the Swiss Government, NGOs, and the different Swiss entities. Rachel got her L.L.M. at Northwestern University and is bilingual in Mandarin.