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Nater Dallafior Rechtsanwälte AG

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Chairman: Dr Roberto Dallafior
Managing Partner: Dr Roberto Dallafior
Number of partners: 6
Number of lawyers: 12
Languages:English, French, German, Italian

Firm Overview:
Nater Dallafior Rechtsanwälte AG is the first business disputes specialist firm in Switzerland. As a specialised firm it is experienced, and, as a fully independent and neutral firm, it is uniquely positioned to effectively safeguard it’s clients’ rights free from conflicts of interest. Its clients include corporations, financial institutions as well as entrepreneurs and executives from around the world. The firm represents clients in proceedings before all courts in Switzerland, both at a cantonal and federal level, before civil, criminal, or administrative courts or administrative bodies such as FINMA. The firm represent clients in arbitration proceedings, primarily under ICC Rules, Swiss Rules, in ad hoc proceedings, and CAS Rules. Members of its team are regularly appointed as arbitrators in domestic and international arbitration proceedings. The firm manages, coordinate and supervises international proceedings in various jurisdictions around the world.

Main Areas of Practice:

Domestic & International Arbitration including Sports Arbitration:
6 partners, 12 fee earners based in Zurich, Switzerland
■ Represents a Formula 1 driver and its marketing agency against its formula 1 racing team in emergency and arbitration proceedings under Swiss Rules
■ Represents a leading manufacturer of chemical products against an SMI company in Swiss Rules proceedings
■ Represents an international music company in arbitration proceedings regarding the payment of royalties under license agreements in the music industry
■ Represents international designer and manufacturer of household goods in arbitration proceedings against a designer on the basis of a collaboration agreement including a covenant not to compete
■ Arbitrator in numerous international proceedings, ad hoc, ICC, Swiss Rules and CAS, both as party-appointed arbitrator and chairman, in the pharmaceutical industry, in the real estate business, in international commerce etc.

Commercial Litigation:
6 partners, 12 fee earners based in Zurich, Switzerland
■ Represents a listed company in post M&A dispute arising from a real estate transaction
■ Represents various investors in claims against various banks
■ Represents entrepreneurs in asbestos litigation in Switzerland
■ Represents a high-profile former board member of Swissair in all cases brought by the liquidator of Swissair against board members for directors’ liability

Financial Services Litigation:
6 partners, 12 fee earners based in Zurich, Switzerland
■ Represents foreign bankruptcy estate (of a former banker) in enforcing liability claims of hundreds of millions of dollars against a bank
■ Represents board members of a bank in D&O dispute
■ Represents and coaches a private client in a global regulatory investigation in the financial industry
■ Represents a former member of the management in a director and officer’s liability claim of bank
■ Represents a bank in a liability claim against the regulator IP/IT/Unfair Competition Litigation: 6 partners, 12 fee earners based in Zurich, Switzerland
■ Represents a Swiss family enterprise in several proceedings regarding the violation of their design rights and the calculation of royalties
■ Represents a hotel group regarding its collaboration with franchise partners in mediation proceedings
■ Represents an international company regarding the infringement of one of its patents in Switzerland by the Swiss government
■ Termination of a distribution relationship between the US manufacturer of products and the Swiss distributor

Antitrust Litigation & Procurement Disputes:

6 partners, 12 fee earners based in Zurich, Switzerland
■ Represents IT company in procurement proceedings
■ Represents a leading manufacturer of trains in procurement proceedings
■ Represents a sports association being the owner of media rights in the organised sports events vis-à-vis a rights marketing agency Insurance Litigation: 6 partners, 12 fee earners based in Zurich, Switzerland
■ Represents a bank in professional liability coverage claim against a consortium of insurers
■ Represented a pharmaceutical company in D&O liability coverage claims against leading insurance companies
■ Ongoing representative of insurers in various insurance-related actions, including life, disability, health, and professional liability
■ Represents a number of hospitals and physicians in malpractice cases, involving a broad variety of complex medical issues

Employment Litigation:
6 partners, 12 fee earners based in Zurich, Switzerland
■ Represents senior managers of bank regarding performance-based remuneration and/or stock option plans
■ Represents two listed and several private companies in employment litigation
■ Represents employees against a major bank in a case regarding banking regulations and regulatory compliance
■ Represents employer regarding instant dismissal for fraud
■ Representsd an employee in a case involving a complex remuneration scheme in private equity industry

White Collar Crime, Asset Recovery, Audits:
6 partners, 12 fee earners based in Zurich, Switzerland
■ Successfully defended a former board member of a well-known sports marketing company in criminal proceedings
■ Advised and represented an asset management company in proceedings before the Swiss Federal Banking Commission
■ Advised financial intermediaries on preventing money laundering
■ Represented a large US-company in an international fraud case in Switzerland
■ Represented high net worth individuals in defreezing of assets

Litigation for Private Clients:
6 partners, 12 fee earners based in Zurich, Switzerland
■ Represented a global bank on media coverage of its business
■ Represents a private client against several media undertakings regarding press campaigns (civil proceedings, criminal complaint, filed a complaint with the Press Council)
■ Represents heirs in state proceedings on the distribution of an estate