On 15 January 2018, the Bell Food Group AG announced the launch of a takeover bid for all publicly listed bearer shares of Hügli Holding Aktiengesellschaft. Hügli is an internationally operating food manufacturing company producing soups, sauces, bouillons and convenience food. Bell is one of the leading meat processors and convenience food producers in Europe.

Bär & Karrer acts as Hügli’s legal adviser. The team includes Rolf Watter, Dieter Dubs, Daniel Küpfer, Annina Hammer and Matthias Tanner (all M&A/Corporate), as well as Mani Reinert, Barbara Wälchli and Marius Vischer (all Competition).