Dr Daniel L Buhr > LALIVE > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Business advisory, White Collar Crime, Investigations, Regulatory & Compliance, Litigation




Daniel Lucien Bühr joined LALIVE in 2011 and is based in our Zurich office. His main areas of practice are regulatory and banking law and white-collar crime and compliance, principally focusing on investigations, litigation and best practice risk and compliance management. He also manages complex cross-border legal and compliance projects and monitors corporate compliance remediation projects.

Daniel L. Bühr is a founding member of the International Academy of Financial Crime Litigators (IAFCL), a member of the International Bar Association (IBA) and of the International Association of Independent Corporate Monitors (IAICM). Daniel L. Bühr is also a member of the Swiss Association for Standardization and Co-Chair of the Standards Committee 207 (Governance of Organizations) and a member of the Expert Committees on Compliance management systems and on Governance of organizations of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). He is an accredited ISO Compliance Management System Auditor and co-founder and Honorary Chairman of Ethics and Compliance Switzerland (ECS).

Before joining LALIVE, Daniel L. Bühr was Regional Counsel for a Swiss multinational, responsible for all legal matters in Europe, Russia, the Near East and Africa (2006-2011). During this period, he served as member of the investment committee of Venture Incubator Ltd (a private equity fund of leading Swiss companies). He previously founded and managed a Swiss venture company, developing and industrializing a fashion accessory (2004–2007) and served as Company Secretary and Legal Counsel of a global retail group in Zug, Switzerland (1993-2003).

Daniel L. Bühr holds a PhD, summa cum laude, from the University of Berne Institute for Swiss and Foreign Civil Procedure Law and MBA degrees from Columbia University, New York, and London Business School (EMBA Global Programme). He graduated from the University of Berne in 1991 (magna cum laude).


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Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

LALIVE is well known and respected for its capabilities in dispute resolution. The team, which includes Simone Nadelhofer, Daniel L Buhr and Matthias Gstoehl, represent clients in various litigation and arbitration proceedings, concerning regulatory and banking law, fraud and white-collar criminal law, asset recovery, insolvency and international mutual assistance, among others.

Switzerland > Regulatory, compliance and investigations

LALIVE has a ‘highly professional, efficient and trustful‘ team whose broad investigations practice includes fraud, asset tracing, recovery, corruption, money laundering, embezzlement, and whistleblowing. The group acts for corporations, senior managers, states and UHNWIs, and also covers compliance and regulatory matters. Marc Henzelin has experience in international and economic criminal law, while Daniel L Buhr is a skilled advisor in risk and compliance management. Matthias Gstoehl, Simone Nadelhofer and Sandrine Giroud are considered ‘real thought leaders on Swiss law issues.’ 

Switzerland > Banking and finance: Zurich

Simone Nadelhofer, Daniel L Buhr, Matthias Gstoehl and André Brunschweiler jointly head the banking and finance practice of LALIVE. The unit specialises in contentious mandates acting against banks, representing clients in disputes relating to mismanagement of assets, improper execution, fraudulent orders as well as in disputes related to structured and derivative products. Dominik Elmiger made partner in 2021.