Dr iur Roberto Dallafior > Nater Dallafior Rechtsanwälte AG > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Nater Dallafior Rechtsanwälte AG
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Partner representing clients in proceedings before state courts, arbitral tribunals (in particular ICC, Swiss Rules and ad hoc) and administrative bodies, focusing on corporate and commercial disputes and on complex insurance, banking and financial litigation and arbitration (including banking insolvencies and FINMA enforcement proceedings) as well as on unfair competition, antitrust and procurement proceedings.
He also serves as arbitrator in arbitrations, in particular in proceedings under the ICC Rules, the Swiss Rules and in ad hoc proceedings.


Admitted to the bar since 1990; junior associate with Henrici, Reber & Wicki, Zurich (1986–1987); associate with Homburger Rechtsanwälte, Zurich (1990–1991 and 1993–1996); foreign associate with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, Brussels (1992–1993); foreign associate with Brosio, Casati & Associati, Milan (1993); partner with Stern & Partner, merged into Hess Dallafior Rechtsanwälte, Zurich (1996–2006); partner with Nater Dallafior Rechtsanwälte AG, Zurich, since 2006 (founding partner).


German, English, Italian, French.


Zurich Bar Association (ZAV); Swiss Bar Association (SAV); International Bar Association (IBA); Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA); London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA).


Studies at the University of Zurich (lic. iur., 1986; Dr. iur., 1990); research assistant with the chair of international private law and contract law at the University of Zurich (Prof. A. Heini, 1987–1988); post graduate studies at the College of Europe (Diploma of Advanced European Legal Studies, 1992).

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: arbitration

Reputable‘ firm Nater Dallafior Rechtsanwälte AG‘s team of ‘strong advocates‘ impresses through its ‘careful and thorough research, professional case handling, determination, high availability and well-written advocacy‘. A major focus is international commercial and sports arbitration. The ‘very respected and effective‘ department lead Roberto Dallafior represents Miami FC and Kingston Stockade FC as claimants in an CAS proceeding, which challenges the system of closed leagues, against Fifa, USSF and Concacaf. Clients also recommend ‘multilingual and highly experienced‘ international arbitration expert Manuel Arroyo.

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: litigation

Highly specialised and reputable boutique law firm‘ Nater Dallafior Rechtsanwälte AG ‘is ahead of competitors in terms of quality, efficiency and client focus‘, providing ‘in-depth analysis and forward-thinking solutions‘. The team is especially renowned for handling contentious matters in banking, finance and intellectual property, while also being active in corporate and commercial, insurance, employment, criminal and sports litigation. Practice lead Roberto DallafiorPatrik Salzmann and the ‘multilingual‘ Manuel Arroyo are recommended.