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

Nater Dallafior Rechtsanwälte AG
Stockerstrasse 38
8002 Zürich

Work Department



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/reinsurance, 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

Praised by clients for its ‘partner-driven approach’ and ‘high degree of specialisation’, Nater Dallafior Rechtsanwälte AG focuses solely on contentious mandates with particular expertise in international commercial arbitration and sports arbitration proceedings. Roberto Dallafior leads the arbitration practice.

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: litigation

Clients praise the ‘outstanding’ litigation practice at boutique firm Nater Dallafior Rechtsanwälte AG for its team of ‘not only very skilled and experienced litigation specialists but also skilled communicators’. Roberto Dallafior heads up the group, which has notable strength in complex banking and finance litigation and financial regulatory enforcement proceedings, alongside additional expertise in IP, employment, competition, inheritance and sports claims. Other noteworthy individuals include Patrik Salzmann, Maria Walter Burkhardt, and Hans Nater. Zoe De Santis was promoted to counsel in early 2021.