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Prager Dreifuss AG

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Bern, Brussels, Zurich

lic iur Daniel Hayek

Work 00412545555
Prager Dreifuss AG

Work Department

Banking & Finance, Corporate & M&A, Capital Markets, Dispute Resolution


Member of the management committee and head of Prager Dreifuss’ Corporate & M&A team


Daniel Hayek specialises in mergers and acquisitions (mainly strategic buyers), corporate finance, takeovers, banking and finance and corporate matters. He is advising business clients in all types of domestic and cross-border transactions, including finance and real estate transactions. Daniel advised major US and German banks in acquisition finance transactions and in the recovery of distressed debt. In these fields Daniel is also representing clients in court and before arbitration tribunals. Lately, Daniel’s practice involved acquisitions of Swiss targets for major strategic buyers from a variety of industries (chemical, automotive, transport) as well as debt restructuring and insolvency law.


German, English, French


Zurich and Swiss Bar Association, International Bar Association, INSOL Europe


New York University (LL.M., 1995)
University of Zurich (lic.iur., 1990)


Banking and finance: Zurich

Within: Banking and finance: Zurich

Prager Dreifuss AG is best known for advising investors and companies on project and transaction financing structures, as well as negotiating credit facilities. In a recent highlight, Andreas Moll advised a foreign insurance company on the accession of several group companies with Swiss branches to an existing facility agreement. Daniel Hayek, Urs Bertschinger and Matthias Bürge are other key names.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Prager Dreifuss AG is recommended for providing 'commercially minded, professional advice' and for having 'shrewd business acumen'. M&A, public takeovers, corporate finance, private equity and restructurings form the key areas of expertise. Co-lead Andreas Moll's assistance is 'top-notch'. Fellow co-head Daniel Hayek, the transactions-focused Matthias Bürge and corporate lawyer Urs Bertschinger are also prominent team members.

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Dispute resolution: litigation

Within: Dispute resolution: litigation

Prager Dreifuss AG impresses with its 'responsiveness and very good knowledge of fraud, asset recovery, enforcement and data protection matters'. The range of services includes commercial, insurance and bankruptcy litigation. Daniel Hayek is acting for Mare Finance Investment in the enforcement of an ICSID arbitration award against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela concerning an asset tracing matter. Practice head Urs Feller is 'a calm, detailed and unflappable thinker' and Marcel Frey is 'dedicated and enthusiastic'.

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Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

Prager Dreifuss AG focuses on the representation of creditors in domestic or international insolvency and restructuring cases. Daniel Hayek and Gion Christian Casanova act as legal advisers to Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas as security agent and Wilmington Trust National Association as indenture trustee in their clams against Petroplus. Corporate partner Andreas Moll is also noted.

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Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Within: Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Prager Dreifuss AG is especially good for insolvency law and tax matters, and also handles banking, capital markets, corporate and M&A, competition law and litigation. Andreas Moll, Daniel Hayek, Urs Bertschinger, Philipp Zurkinden, Roland Böhi and Christian Casanova are some of the notable individuals.

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