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Prof Dr iur Felix Dasser

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Litigation | Arbitration.


Partner. International dispute resolution (litigation; arbitration, both as counsel and as arbitrator; alternative dispute resolution); international legal assistance; white-collar crime; investigations.


Qualified in 1991. Partner of Homburger since 2000. University lecturer since 1996. Habilitation|Privatdozent in 1999, Adjunct Professor in private (international) law, international civil procedure, and comparative private law (University of Zurich) since 2005.


German, English, French.


Swiss and Zurich Bar Associations; Swiss Arbitration Association (member of the Board Executive Committee); IBA; ICC; IPBA; LCIA; DIS; German Academic Association for International Procedural Law; Swiss Conference of University Teachers in Civil Procedural Law; German Association of Comparative Law.


Graduated as lic iur (m.c.l. 1985) and Dr iur (s.c.l. 1989) from University of Zurich; LLM (Harvard Law School) 1990.


Dispute resolution: arbitration

Within: Leading individuals

Felix Dasser - Homburger

Within: Dispute resolution: arbitration

Homburger's arbitration team 'has a deep understanding of industrial clients' needs' and works under 'quick reaction times'. The client base largely consists of blue-chip companies and businesses from regulated industries, and the group frequently handles M&A, commercial, energy, pharmaceutical and financial disputes. Felix Dasser represented Pawlowski as claimant in an ICSID case against the Czech Republic concerning a real estate development project, while Mariella Orelli acted for Alpiq in an ICSID proceeding relating to the unlawful termination of long-term electricity supply agreements by Romania's state-owned power generation company Hidroelectrica. Team lead Balz Gross defended a pharmaceutical company against a US competitor in a patent license dispute. The 'very responsive and well-organised' Gabrielle Nater-Bass is also recommended.

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Dispute resolution: litigation

Within: Leading individuals

Felix Dasser - Homburger

Within: Dispute resolution: litigation

The 'pragmatic and knowledgeable' team at Homburger impresses with its 'good bi-lingual capability, sound commercial judgement and goal-oriented approach'. With many blue-chip companies among its client base, the litigation practice covers disputes for the regulated industries and further specialises in M&A, as well as commercial-, finance- and fraud-related proceedings. Balz Gross and Claudio Bazzani represent the liquidators of a Ukrainian and Cypriot company in criminal proceedings regarding embezzlement against the company's former owners, while 'experienced procedural lawyer' Felix Dasser has the litigation lead for Swatch Group's negative declaratory relief claim against an English company concerning Swatch's global spare-parts distribution system. Clients also recommend Gabrielle Nater-Bass, Roman Richers and counsel Julian Schwaller, who 'go out of their way to assist during cases'.

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Within: Insurance

Homburger advises on Swiss insurance regulations and risk transfers, as well as transactions in the insurance sector. It also handles liability disputes, D&O claims, reinsurance litigation and FINMA proceedings. Hansjürg Appenzeller assisted Ergo Versicherung with the sale of DAS Rechtsschutz-Versicherung to Allianz Suisse Versicherungs-Gesellschaft. Felix Dasser is the key contact for dispute resolution.

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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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