Mr Daniele Favalli > VISCHER > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

8021 Zurich
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Work Department

International Commercial Arbitration, Domestic and International Commercial Litigation, International Insurance Litigation incl. Coverage Litigation. Practiced over 5 years in the U.S. with Steel Hector & Davis.


Partner, head Arbitration practice.


VISCHER Ltd, Zurich, Partner/Head Arbitration Practice (2010-today); University of Lucerne, Lecturer and Head Coach Vis Moot Team (2008-today); Senior Associate with VISCHER Ltd, Zurich (2006-2009); Daniele Favalli, P.A., Miami, Florida (2005-2006); Of Counsel with Steel Hector & Davis LLP, Miami, Florida (2000-2005); Associate with Pestalozzi Lachenal Patry, Zurich (1997-1999).


German, English, French, Italian, Spanish.


Member of the Academic Council and of the Board of Directors of the Swiss Arbitration Academy; Lecturer at the University of Lucerne; Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA); American Arbitration Association (AAA), Roster of Neutrals, Commercial Panel; International Centre for Dispute Resolution Panel (ICDR), International Panel; Chairman of the Annual ICDR Miami International Arbitration Conference (2003-2006); Zurich Bar Association (ZAV); German Arbitration Institution (DIS); Inter-American Bar Association (IABA); American Bar Association (ABA).


Admitted in Zurich, Switzerland (1997); University of St. Gallen (lic. iur. HSG, 1994, JD equivalent); Master of Laws at University of Texas at Austin, School of Law (LL.M., 2000).

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Insurance

The insurance clients of VISCHER, which include insurance companies, brokers and insured parties, come to the firm for regulatory, corporate and coverage issues, including D&O and crime policies, property policies and financial line policies. The practice is headed by Daniele Favalli who has a specialisation in coverage analysis, coverage claims, and coverage litigation. Tina Jäger is noted for her experience in insurance litigation representing insurance companies and their insured before Swiss courts.

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: litigation

With ‘a very commercial and pragmatic approach’, VISCHER has continued its recent growth strategy with the early 2021 promotion of Raphael Butz to partner and the recruitment in late 2021 of corporate dispute expert Karin Graf from Wenger Plattner. While the group has a broad litigation practice, the team has notable expertise in asset-related matters, international litigation and the enforcement of foreign judgments. Daniele Favalli, Thomas Weibel and Gerald Virieux lead the team from Zurich, Basel and Geneva respectively. Managing partner Christian Oetiker, Felix C Meier-Dieterle and Lorenz Ehrler also contribute to the practice.

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: arbitration

VISCHER’s ‘excellent and balanced team’ has been active in a broad range of mandates, acting as both counsel and arbitrator. The group is led by Daniele Favalli, Christian Oetiker and Gerald Virieux in Zurich, Basel and Geneva respectively. Other key individuals include Thomas Weibel, Raphael Butz and new recruit Karin Graf, who joined from Wenger Plattner in 2021.

Comparative Guides

Switzerland: Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters August 2022 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters laws and regulations that may occur in Switzerland.