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Prof Dr iur Daniel Girsberger

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Wenger & Vieli

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Corporate & Commercial Law; Litigation & Arbitration.


Daniel Girsberger primarily handles international arbitration cases as an arbitrator and party representative and provides his services also as an expert and mediator.

Since the foundation of the Faculty of Law at the University of Lucerne in 2001, Daniel Girsberger has been a Professor of Swiss and Private International Law, Business Law, Procedural Law and Comparative Law. He also teaches Private International Law, Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).

Daniel Girsberger has been and still is a guest lecturer at various foreign universities, including the US, Brazil and Lithuania. He is a member of various international and scientific governing bodies and Vice President of the Swiss Association of International Law.


Since 1997, Partner/Of Counsel at Wenger & Vieli; 1992-97, Lawyer with Wenger & Vieli; 1991-92, Foreign Associate, Wilmer Cutler & Pickering, Washington, D.C.; 1989-90, Lawyer at Staehelin & Hafter, Zurich.


German, English, French, Spanish.


Swiss Bar Association (SAV); Zurich Bar Association (ZAV); Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA); various arbitrator lists of arbitral institutions.


2001, University of Lucerne Full Professor (Ordinarius); 1996, University of Zurich (Associate Professor); 1992, Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M., Common Law Studies); 1989, University of Zurich (Dr. iur.); 1984, University of Zurich (lic. iur.).

Switzerland: Dispute resolution


Within: Arbitration

Wenger & Vieli has its ‘special strengths in international commercial arbitration’ and ‘a healthy balance between partners and young, skilled associates’. The group is particularly experienced in arbitral matters in the energy sector and relating to joint ventures as well as telecommunication and construction projects. ‘Down-to-earth arbitratorUrs Weber-Stecher, who is ‘well-liked for his balanced approach and efficiency’, as well as ‘highly professional and outstanding academicDaniel Girsberger and the ‘very analyticalMichael Mráz are recommended.

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