Dominik Elmiger > LALIVE > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Litigation, Investigations, Regulatory and Compliance, White Collar Crime, International Commercial Arbitration




Dominik Elmiger joined LALIVE in 2015 and in 2021 was promoted partner. He specialises in domestic and international litigation, with a special focus on commercial and banking disputes, arbitration-related litigation, asset recovery, white collar crime, recognition and enforcement of foreign judgements and awards, cross-border insolvency proceedings, and mutual legal assistance in civil and criminal matters (including extradition).

He regularly represents clients in complex, often cross-border, banking disputes and commercial disputes (including shareholder disputes, and the liability of directors and officers) before Swiss state courts, and in setting-aside proceedings against arbitral awards before the Swiss Federal Supreme Court. He offers strategic pre-litigation advice in his areas of practice, in particular with regard to the protection and recovery of assets.

Dominik Elmiger is recognised by Who’s Who Legal as a future leader in litigation in Switzerland (non-partner section) and by Legal 500 in Banking and finance.

He is a member of the Zurich Bar Association (ZAV), the Swiss Bar Association (SAV), the International Bar Association (IBA), the international Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA), as well as Dispute Resolution International (DRI), where he is also an active member of the respective litigation commissions.

Prior to joining LALIVE, Dominik Elmiger worked as an associate in the dispute resolution team of a well-known law firm in Zurich (2011-2014) and trained with a leading Zurich law firm (2007-2009). He holds Master’s degrees in Law from the University of St. Gallen (M.A. HSG in Law, 2007) and the University College London (LL.M., 2015, with distinction).


German , English , French

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Banking and finance: Zurich

Litigation firm LALIVE represents ‘top tier clients’ in disputes related to structured or derivative products, mismanagement of assets, improper execution, and fraud. the team also advises and represents banks on issues relating to compliance and regulatory matters, financial transactions, securitisation, and new technologies. The practice is led by Matthias Gstoehl, Simone Nadelhofer, André Brunschweiler, and Dominik Elmiger. Christian Exner is also a key team member.