Dr iur Maria Walter Burkhardt > Nater Dallafior Rechtsanwälte AG > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Nater Dallafior Rechtsanwälte AG
Stockerstrasse 38
8002 Zürich

Work Department



Partner representing clients before state courts, arbitral tribunals and administrative bodies, focusing on corporate, commercial and banking litigation, including FINMA enforcement proceedings


Admitted to the bar since 2006; law clerk with the District Court of Zurich (2003–2005); associate with Lenz & Staehelin (2006–2007 and 2008–2011); legal counsel with the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA (enforcement proceedings against banks; 2012); legal counsel with Coutts & Co Ltd (2012); partner with Nater Dallafior Rechtsanwälte AG, Zurich, since 2012


German, English, French


Zurich Bar Association (ZAV), Swiss Bar Association (SAV), Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)


Studies at the University of Zurich (lic. iur., 1998; Dr. iur., 2005); research and teaching assistant with the chair of private and commercial law at the University of Zurich (Prof. H.C. von der Crone, 1999–2001 and 2003); post graduate studies at the Harvard Law School (LL.M., 2008)

Lawyer Rankings

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.