Prof Dr iur Felix Dasser > Homburger > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Litigation, Arbitration, Insurance, China Focus Group


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


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


German, English, French.


Swiss and Zurich Bar Associations; Swiss Arbitration Association (President); IBA; IPBA; ICC; 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; Privatdozent University of Zurich (1999).

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: litigation

(Hall of Fame)

Felix DasserHomburger

Homburger’s ‘highly experienced’ team features a deep bench of highly regarded practitioners including practice co-heads Balz Gross and Roman Baechler, who specialise in employment and insurance litigation respectively; Mariella Orelli, who handles disputes with an Italian angle as well as energy litigation; private client, trust and estate expert Gabrielle Nater-Bass and ‘excellent litigatorFelix Dasser, who primarily acts in investment disputes. The group has notable experience in acting as lead counsel in cross-border litigation for a high-profile client roster which features UBS, Swisscom, The Swatch Group and other blue-chip listed companies. The team is also highly regarded for its expertise in regulated sectors, particularly the pharmaceuticals, healthcare, banking, insurance, energy, telecoms and transport industries.

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: arbitration

(Leading individuals)

Felix DasserHomburger

With ‘a highly experienced team with great visibility in arbitration matters’, Homburger is a go-to name for blue-chip clients in regulated industries, with notable knowledge of the financial services, life sciences, energy and telecoms sectors. The large team has varied counsel and arbitrator expertise and has seen notable growth following the promotion of Stefanie Pfisterer to partner in 2021 and the recruitment of associate Jonathan Silberstein-Loeb in mid-2021, who is an English-qualified barrister and member of the New York bar. Balz Gross heads up the department, which also fields energy and financial services sector expert Mariella Orelli, the ‘extremely collaborativeGabrielle Nater-Bass and Felix Dasser, who is the president of the Swiss Arbitration Association. At the junior level, associate Dilber Devitre is a key name.

Switzerland > Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

The team at Homburger has a comprehensive offering with particularly deep experience in capital markets, banking and finance as well as corporate and M&A, tax and dispute resolution. Marcel Dietrich and Franz Hoffet head the team’s regulatory and competition service offering. Banking, finance and capital markets matters are the key focus areas of Benedikt Maurenbrecher, Jürg Frick and René Bösch while Daniel Daeniker has a corporate M&A focus and Dieter Grünblatt covers the tax aspects of transactions. Balz Gross and Felix Dasser specialise in litigation and arbitration. Also noted is intellectual property expert Georg Rauber.