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Dr iur Daniel Daeniker

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Corporate | M&A, Banking and Finance.


Managing Partner. Practice focuses on mergers & acquisitions, particularly cross-border transactions, and on corporate governance. Other areas of work include capital markets law (particularly equity offerings and IPOs) and financial services regulation.


Qualified in 1990. Joined Homburger in 1991, Partner since 2000, Head of Corporate | M&A from 2009 to 2014, Managing Partner since 2013.


German, English, French, Spanish.


Zurich and Swiss Bar Associations.


Gained professional experience in Switzerland, Central America and Hong Kong before graduating as Dr iur from the University of Zurich in 1992. Also studied at the University of Chicago (LLM, 1996). Non-executive director of dormakaba Holding AG, Hilti AG and Rothschild & Co.


Reading. Travelling. Walking the dog.


Capital markets

Within: Leading individuals

Daniel Daeniker - Homburger

Within: Capital markets

Homburger is 'valued for its strong client focus, market intelligence, competence and high-quality work products'. With considerable expertise in equity, hybrid and debt transactions, the team is also well known for advising on IPOs, equity raisings, capital and debt issuances, as well as traded investment products. Recent highlights include advising on the updating of UBS Group's senior debt programme, work which was led by Stefan Kramer, who has 'strong knowledge of banking regulations', and the 'skilled and client-oriented' Benedikt Maurenbrecher. Other core practitioners are René Bösch, a key counsel for Credit Suisse, and Daniel Daeniker, who acted for Sensirion on the listing of over eight million shares in connection with its IPO on SIX Swiss Exchange. 'Outstanding legal adviser' Hansjürg Appenzeller and 'solution-driven' counsel Lee Saladino are also recommended.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Daniel Daeniker - Homburger

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Homburger is renowned for providing 'very knowledgeable and accessible' specialist teams, ensuring that 'the right people work on the right tasks'. The practice includes M&A and capital market transactions, as well as restructuring matters, compliance issues and internal investigations, as well as dispute resolution. In a major highlight, Dieter Gericke handled ChemChina's $43bn acquisition of Syngenta. Daniel Daeniker assisted Fairfax Financial Holdings with its $4.9bn merger with Allied World Assurance. Daniel Hasler acted for MTH Retail Group during its purchase of OWiba Group. M&A partner Frank Gerhard is another name to note, while clients also recommended the 'well-connected' Daniel Oser and Claude Lambert.

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Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Within: Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

As one of the best firms in Zurich, Homburger delivers superb work on banking and finance, corporate, M&A and capital markets law. René Bösch, Benedikt Maurenbrecher and Daniel Daeniker are the key contacts. Other prominent areas include Franz Hoffet's and Marcel Dietrich's competition practice, the dispute resolution work of Felix Dasser and Balz Gross, as well as the IP and TMT departments, led by Georg Rauber and David Rosenthal. Dieter Grünblatt and Peter Riedweg are recognised for their tax expertise.

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