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 > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Hall of Fame)

Daniel DaenikerHomburger

Homburger ‘regularly brings far-ranging resources to bear to provide timely, thoughtful legal advice in a diversity of corporate areas.’ The team often showcases its expertise in regulated sectors such as banking and insurance, life sciences, nutrition, and telecommunication in complex transactions. It advises Swiss and foreign corporations on venture capital, private equity, public and private M&A deals, as well as on joint ventures, spin-offs, and auctions. The practice is led by Dieter Gericke, who has more than 25 years of experience. Frank Gerhard is well versed in the chemical and life sciences industries and David Oser specialises in private equity transactions. Daniel Hasler‘s ‘personality, transparency and in-depth knowledge of the deal gives him the capabilities to win over the power to shape the transaction.’ Other prominent practitioners are Daniel Daeniker, Claude Lambert and Andreas Müller.

Switzerland > Capital markets

(Leading individuals)

Daniel DaenikerHomburger

Homburger offers the ‘terrific combination of first-class expertise with a hands-on client-focused approach.‘ Led by the experienced Frank Gerhard and Benedikt Maurenbrecher, the group is well versed in the full gamut of capital market transactions, also covering regulatory and tax aspects. The practice scope includes equity transactions such as IPOs, capital increases, block trades, private placements and other corporate finance transactions. Convertible and exchangeable bonds as well as debt capital transactions and hybrid debt instruments are also handled. Dieter Gericke and Daniel Daeniker both counsel on IPOs and private placements. Benjamin Leisinger is noted for being ‘a fast thinker, highly efficient and very responsive‘. René Bösch is a DCM expert. Daniel Häusermann is a ‘sharp counsel gifted with a solid finance background.’

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.