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Daniel Eisele

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Niederer Kraft Frey AG

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Dispute Resolution, Sports Law, Commercial, Banking & Finance, Intellectual Property.


Daniel Eisele specializes in large and complex litigation and arbitration proceedings, commercial contracts and international business transactions in all kinds of industries, in particular in connection with trade and commerce, finance and banking and sports.


Niederer Kraft Frey, Associate (1997), Partner (2004-).


German, English, French, Italian.


Swiss, Zurich and Vaud Bar Association. Swiss Arbitration Association. ASDS. ABA. IBA. LCIA. DRI.


University of Zurich, Law degree (1992).Swiss Bar (1994). University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, LL.M. (1995).


Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Within: Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

As ‘one of the best law firms in Zurich’, Niederer Kraft Frey is well regarded for its capital markets, M&A, dispute resolution and tax practice and has a particular strong standing in the TMT and real estate sector. Philippe Weber, Philipp Haas, Daniel Eisele, Andreas Vögeli, András Gurovits, Thomas Graf, Tamir Livschitz and Catherine Grun Meyer are the names to note.

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Sports law

Within: Sports law

Niederer Kraft Freyhas a top sports litigation team that knows how to handle difficult, complex cases of international dimensions and provides advice in an efficient manner’, including on arbitration and white-collar crime matters. Recent highlights include advising Berlinger & Co. on regulatory and contractual aspects of its cooperation with the International Olympic Committee concerning doping investigations of Russian athletets. FIFA and the International Ice Hockey Federation are other key clients. András Gurovits is ‘competent, reactive and accurate’ and Daniel Eisele and Tamir Livschitz are both ‘experienced litigators’.

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Switzerland: Dispute resolution


Within: Arbitration

Niederer Kraft Frey‘s ‘well-tested and competent’ team provides ‘excellent knowledge in arbitration matters, cross-border expertise and responsiveness that is second to none’. It focuses on commercial, banking, M&A and sports arbitration. The key partners are the ‘broadly experienced and very effective’ Ernst Schmid, cross-border arbitration expert Peter Honegger, ‘outstanding strategistDaniel Eisele and the ‘internationally mindedTamir Livschitz, who also possesses ‘remarkable advocacy skills’.

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Within: Leading individuals

Daniel Eisele - Niederer Kraft Frey

Within: Litigation

Well-positioned in the market’, Niederer Kraft Frey’s ‘dedicated lawyers are easy to work with, cooperate efficiently’ and make ‘excellent use of internal resources outside of their specific department’. The team acts for banks, car manufacturers, sports organisations, insurers, construction companies and fashion retailers and 2017 highlights included the representation of UBS in a high-value, international dispute with the Riva family concerning the management of the latter’s assets. In other work, the group represented BMW in proceedings regarding the client´s CHF 156m vertical restrictions fine imposed by the Swiss Competition Commission. The ‘pragmatic and tacticalDaniel Eisele is recommended together with the ‘highly capableTamir Livschitz. Valerie Meyer Bahar is ‘extremely responsive and provides actionable advice’ and on associate level, the ‘talented’ Anja Vogt and Livia Keller stand out.

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Switzerland: Arbitration

October 2018. By Daniel Eisele, Partner

This country-specific Q&A provides an overview of the legal framework and key issues surrounding arbitration law in  Switzerland . This Q&A is part of the global guide to Arbitration. [Continue Reading]

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    Der Finanzbereich ist auch in der Schweiz einer der am stärksten regulierten Wirtschaftzweige. Sich darin zurechtzufinden ist nicht immer einfach. Nachfolgende Ausführungen sollen dazu einen Einstieg vermitteln. Sie zeigen, dass die Schweiz im Gegensatz zum Ausland und abgesehen vom Bereich der kollektiven Kapitalanlagen und der Versicherungsprodukte, was die Zulässigkeit von grenzüberschreitend angebotenen Finanzdienstleistungen anbelangt, ein sehr liberales Regime kennt.
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