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Daniele Favalli

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International Commercial Arbitration, Domestic and International Commercial Litigation, International Insurance Litigation incl. Coverage Litigation. Practiced over 5 years in the U.S. with Steel Hector & Davis.


Partner, head Arbitration practice.


VISCHER Ltd, Zurich, Partner/Head Arbitration Practice (2010-today); University of Lucerne, Lecturer and Head Coach Vis Moot Team (2008-today); Senior Associate with VISCHER Ltd, Zurich (2006-2009); Daniele Favalli, P.A., Miami, Florida (2005-2006); Of Counsel with Steel Hector & Davis LLP, Miami, Florida (2000-2005); Associate with Pestalozzi Lachenal Patry, Zurich (1997-1999).


German, English, French, Italian, Spanish.


Member of the Academic Council and of the Board of Directors of the Swiss Arbitration Academy; Lecturer at the University of Lucerne; Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA); American Arbitration Association (AAA), Roster of Neutrals, Commercial Panel; International Centre for Dispute Resolution Panel (ICDR), International Panel; Chairman of the Annual ICDR Miami International Arbitration Conference (2003-2006); Zurich Bar Association (ZAV); German Arbitration Institution (DIS); Inter-American Bar Association (IABA); American Bar Association (ABA).


Admitted in Zurich, Switzerland (1997); University of St. Gallen (lic. iur. HSG, 1994, JD equivalent); Master of Laws at University of Texas at Austin, School of Law (LL.M., 2000).


Dispute resolution: arbitration

Within: Dispute resolution: arbitration

VISCHER's arbitration team 'provides solid, high-quality work in complex international disputes', including 'hands-on, proactive settlement strategies'. Transport, banking, nuclear power and construction form major areas of expertise, and the team is additionally experienced in representing clients in relation to Russia and the Middle East. 'Highly skilled and experienced practitionerThomas Weibel is recommended in Basel. Daniele Favalli and Christian Oetiker are the key partners in Zurich.

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Dispute resolution: litigation

Within: Dispute resolution: litigation

VISCHER's 'thorough' dispute resolution practice has 'in-depth knowledge and outstanding legal expertise, combined with a practical, result-oriented approach'. The main areas of focus include commercial attachment, enforcement and injunctive relief proceedings, and it also has considerable experience in the transportation, insurance, IT and telecoms sectors. The 'patient and capableChristian Oetiker is representing Pricewaterhouse Coopers as liquidators of Lehman Brothers in proceedings against the claimant, the Italian pension fund Fondazione Enasarco. 'Excellent strategistDaniele Favalli and 'dedicated analystThomas Gelzer are also recommended. Thomas Weibel leads the team.

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Within: Insurance

VISCHER specialises in resolving coverage issues regarding financial lines, D&O, crime, cyber and property policies for insurance companies, brokers and insured parties. Daniele Favalli is the key contact. The firm also provides ancillary services to the insurance sector, including handling Baloise's CHF288m acquisition of a majority share in Pax Anlage; Benedict Christ  led the advice.

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