Dr iur Daniel Daeniker > Homburger > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Corporate / M&A, Capital Markets, Corporate Governance, Crisis Management, Financial Market Regulation, Financing and Investment Products


Senior 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 from 2013 to 2019, Senior Partner since 2019.


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 (Switzerland, listed on SIX Swiss Exchange), Hilti AG (Liechtenstein) and Rothschild & Co (France, listed on Euronext Paris).


Reading. Travelling. Walking the dog.

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Capital markets

(Leading individuals)

Daniel DaenikerHomburger

The ‘pragmatic and technically excellent‘ team at Homburger covers the full gamut of capital markets matters; it is regularly involved in equity transactions and equity-linked instruments, as well as in the DCM space where it advises large Swiss and international banks. As part of its full service offering, the team can also advise on the tax and regulatory aspects of related matters. Frank Gerhard handles IPOs and innovative structures, often for clients from the chemical and life sciences industries, while Benedikt Maurenbrecher‘s is a key name for debt capital market transactions; together they lead the practice. René Bösch has considerable experience in the capital markets space. Daniel DaenikerDieter Gericke and Daniel Häusermann, who was promoted to the partnership in January 2021, are also key contacts on the equity side.

Switzerland > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Hall of Fame)

Daniel DaenikerHomburger

Zurich-based powerhouse Homburger covers all types of M&A transactions, including venture capital, joint ventures, private and public, which are usually at the top end of the market. The team is regularly instructed by blue-chip companies and has experience advising companies from regulated sectors, including financial services and food, as well as life sciences, where practice head Dieter Gericke and Frank Gerhard are specialists. The team is also able to coordinate with specialists from its IP, competition, tax and finance groups. Daniel Daeniker is well versed in corporate governance matters. Daniel HaslerAndreas Müller and Daniel Häusermann, who made partner in January 2021, are other key names.

Switzerland > Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Homburger fields a team of experienced specialists in a variety of disciplines. Core practice areas are its corporate and M&A, banking and finance, capital markets, disputes and tax groups, in which Benedikt Maurenbrecher, René BöschJürg Frick and Daniel Daeniker as well as Dieter Grünblatt, Balz Gross and Felix Dasser stand out. Regulatory specialist Franz Hoffet and Marcel Dietrich as well as IP/IT expert Georg Rauber are also highlighted. Through its initiative ‘Homburger Exponential’, the firm can offer a range of legal tech tools to its clients.