Mr Dominique Müller > Lenz & Staehelin > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Lenz & Staehelin

Work Department

Litigation, Investigations, Employment, Pensions and Immigration, Insolvency and Restructuring


Partner, Head of Investigations and Co-Head of Employment (Litigation)


Admission to Zurich Bar (2005), Joined Lenz & Staehelin (2005), Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, New York (2008-09), Admission to New York Bar (2009), Partner at Lenz & Staehelin (2016)


German, English, French


Zurich Bar Association (ZAV), Swiss Bar Association (SAV), Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)


University of St.Gallen (HSG) (lic. iur., 2003), University of Virginia School of Law (LL.M., 2008)

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: litigation

(Next Generation Partners)

Dominique Müller – Lenz & Staehelin

Praised by clients as ‘an excellent law firm with profound knowledge’, Lenz & Staehelin fields ‘a very professional and always available’ team, which has significant expertise in banking and financial litigation, corporate disputes, private client work, employment litigation, contentious real estate work and IP mandates. The practice also has knowledge of the white-collar crime arena and experience in disputes involving states or state-owned entities. Harold Frey leads the Zurich-based team, while Daniel Tunik heads up the practice in Geneva. In Zurich, Martin Burkhardt focuses on commercial disputes, Dominique Müller leads the investigations practice and Thierry Calame and Jürg Simon focus on IP litigation. Miguel Oural, Xavier Favre-Bulle and white-collar crime expert Hikmat Maleh are key names to note in Geneva.

Switzerland > Employment

Lenz & Staehelin covers all aspects of private employment law, public labour law, social security, pensions and employment-related immigration issues. The team, which includes investigations group head Dominique Müller and Matthias Oertle, acts for employers as well as senior employees on matters relating to restructurings, the impact of M&A transactions on human resources, and pension fund conflicts. Clients include international corporations as well as international organisations and charities. Counsel Sara Rousselle-Ruffieux is ‘highly recommended‘ and jointly leads the practice with Daniel Tunik, who focuses on contentious work. Nicole Koch-Frey departed in 2021 and Rayan Houdrouge left the firm in April 2022.

Switzerland > Insolvency and corporate recovery

The team at Lenz & Staehelin has a strong track record in national and cross-border corporate and debt restructurings. Led by dedicated specialist Tanja Luginbühl, the practice also advises companies on preventive measures as well as on distressed M&A. It further has experience in assisting creditors with enforcing their rights against companies subject to Swiss insolvency proceedings. Through its close-knit full-service offering, it can offer clients support in variety of neighbouring areas such as dispute resolution and corporate. Counsel Roland Fischer specialises in in-court and out-of-court restructurings as well as a broad range of finance transactions. Dominique Müller has experience in contentious work.