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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).


Dispute resolution: arbitration

Within: Dispute resolution: arbitration

'International arbitration is a particular strength' of Niederer Kraft Frey AG. Its 'very professional' team returns 'excellent work results under time pressure' and focuses on banking, commercial, sports and defence industry disputes, among other sectors. 'Thoughtful strategist' Tamir Livschitz, who delivers 'utmost client care', and the 'astute and personable' Ernst Schmid  are recommended. Schmid co-heads the team together with finance arbitration counsel Peter Honegger, while Daniel Eisele specialises in commercial disputes. Commercial dispute attorney Brigitte Knecht was promoted to counsel in January 2019.

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Dispute resolution: litigation

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Daniel Eisele - Niederer Kraft Frey AG

Within: Dispute resolution: litigation

'A leading force in the Swiss market', the 'outstanding litigation practice' at Niederer Kraft Frey AG 'consists of very experienced and highly professional lawyers who are results-oriented and committed to winning', handling 'complex cases with international dimensions'. The client base includes banks, technology, construction and fashion companies, as well as sports organisations, automotive manufacturers and insurers. 'Cross-border expert' Peter Honegger acted for UBS, which held assets worth €1.5bn for an Italian family that faced criminal charges concerning public safety on an Ilva steel plant. Honegger is also representing Fifa, alongside 'exceptional tactician' Daniel Eisele and 'stellar advocate' Tamir Livschitz, in its widely reported global corruption case. Also recommended are Valerie Meyer Bahar and Ernst F Schmid, who achieved a settlement for Bill and Melinda Gates as minority shareholders in a dispute concerning the hostile takeover attempt by Saint-Gobain initiated by the majority shareholder of Sika. Commercial dispute attorney Brigitte Knecht was promoted to counsel in January 2019.

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Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Within: Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Niederer Kraft Frey AG handles big-ticket work, ranging from corporate and M&A, litigation, capital markets and tax matters, with additional strength in TMT, real estate and sports law. Notable practitioners include Philippe Weber, Philipp Haas, Daniel Eisele, Andreas Vögeli, András Gurovits, Thomas Graf, Tamir Livschitz, Clara-Ann Gordon and Catherine Grun Meyer.

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Sports law

Within: Sports law

'Go-to law firm' Niederer Kraft Frey AG 'has a very experienced, well-versed and reputable sports law practice' that receives particular recommendation for its expertise in relation to the 'commercialisation of international sporting events and international tax structuring'. It has additional strength in sports-related arbitration, governance and data protection. 'Strong technical lawyer' András Gurovits advises Fifa on its GDPR readiness and also serves as a CAS arbitrator and chairman. Clients also recommend 'trusted contract adviser and prestigious litigator' Daniel Eisele, as well as 'safe pair of hands' Tamir Livschitz.

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Switzerland: Litigation (2nd Edition)

This country-specific Q&A provides an overview of Litigation that may occur in  Switzerland . This Q&A is part of the global guide to Litigation. [Continue Reading]

Switzerland: Arbitration (3rd edition)

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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