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Chairman: Dr Roberto Dallafior
Managing Partners: Dr Roberto Dallafior
Number of partners: 5
Number of lawyers: 12
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

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 its 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 represents clients in arbitration proceedings, primarily under ICC Rules, Swiss Rules, in ad hoc proceedings, and under CAS Rules. Members of its team are regularly appointed as arbitrators in domestic and international arbitration proceedings.

The firm manages, coordinates and supervises international proceedings in various jurisdictions around the world.

Main Areas of Practice:
Commercial Litigation
Financial Services Litigation
Domestic & International Arbitration, including Sports Arbitration
IP/IT/Unfair Competition Litigation
Antitrust Litigation & Procurement Disputes
Insurance Litigation
Employment Litigation
White Collar Crime, Asset Recovery, Audits
Litigation for Private Clients

Domestic & International Arbitration including Sports Arbitration:
5 partners, 12 fee earners based in Zurich, Switzerland
■ Represents a global leader in diversified chemicals with annual revenue of roughly USD 50 billion in ICC arbitration proceedings against a specialty chemical company (amount in dispute: approx. USD 150 million)
■ Represents a global company that produces agrochemicals with an annual revenue of over USD 10 billion against a number of renowned insurance companies in arbitration proceedings under the Swiss Rules (amount in dispute: approx. USD 750 million)
■ Represents a leading manufacturer of chemical products against an SMI company in Swiss Rules proceedings
■ Represents an international music company in ad hoc arbitration proceedings regarding the payment of royalties under license agreements in the music industry
■ Represents a national sports association in CAS arbitration proceedings against an organizer of competitions regarding the adequate remuneration
■ Arbitrator in numerous international proceedings, both ad hoc and institutional under ICC, LCIA, SCAI/ Swiss and CAS Rules (as sole arbitrator, party-appointed arbitrator and chairman) in the pharmaceutical, construction, energy, and international commercial disputes of all kinds (amounts in dispute range from USD 8 to 150 million)

Commercial Litigation:
5 partners, 12 fee earners based in Zurich, Switzerland
■ Represents investors against a provider of trust services
■ Represents an agricultural company in a dispute regarding a joint venture
■ Represents an IT-company in all disputes
■ Represents various investors in claims against different 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
■ Represents a high net worth individual against a bank in a dispute related to US sanctions
■ Represents various individuals in different disputes regarding carried interest claims against banks and asset managers
■ Defends a media company against claims related to an (alleged) press campaign

Financial Services Litigation:
5 partners, 12 fee earners based in Zurich, Switzerland
■ Represents foreign bankruptcy estate (of a former bank) in enforcing liability claims of hundreds of millions of dollars against a bank
■ 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 a bank
■ Represents a member of a bank in regulatory proceedings regarding alleged breach of duty of care in AML matters
■ Represents an officer of a bank in foreign proceedings regarding alleged systematic tax avoidance including coordination of work in different jurisdictions and instruction of local defense attorney

Insurance Litigation:
5 partners, 12 fee earners based in Zurich, Switzerland
■ Advises a reinsurer in dispute resolution strategies
■ Advises brokers on procedural issues
■ Represents a global agrochemical company in coverage claims against various insurance companies in connection with liability arisen under US class action (value in dispute in excess of USD 750 million)
■ Represents a captive insurer of a multinational company against several reinsurers (value in dispute in excess of USD 75 million)
■ Represents a bank in professional liability coverage claim against a consortium of insurers (value in dispute in excess of USD 50 million)
■ Advises and represents a group of companies against an insurer in connection with business interruption due to the current Covid-19-crisis
■ Advised a bank, being the policyholder, in a fraud case for which the bank had insurance coverage
■ Represented a reinsurance company before the Swiss Federal Supreme Court against an insurance company in connection with a dispute arising from a retrocession agreement in the re-insurance business
■ Represented a pharmaceutical company in D&O liability coverage claims against leading insurance companies
■ Represented a multinational trading company against an insurance company in connection with a coverage dispute in connection with losses caused by a large-scale product recall
■ Ongoing representative of insurers in various insurance-related actions, including life, disability, health, and professional liability

Antitrust Litigation & Procurement Disputes:
5 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 various heirs in a number of proceedings before state courts on the distribution of different estates

White Collar Crime, Asset Recovery, Audits:
5 partners, 12 fee earners based in Zurich, Switzerland
■ Represents a Swiss banker in criminal proceedings regarding alleged insider transaction
■ Represents an auditor in criminal investigation regarding forgery of documents
■ Successfully represented Swiss banker in FINMA investigation in connection with multibillion-dollar embezzlement to the detriment of Malaysian sovereign fund 1MDB
■ Represents victims of fraud and embezzlement in criminal proceedings
■ Defends Swiss high official in domestic corruption scandal
■ Defends Swiss individual who was acting as money mule in international cyber-crime case
■ Represents Moroccan entrepreneur in international legal assistance proceedings initiated by Vietnamese government against freezing and document production order IP/IT/Unfair

Competition Litigation:
5 partners, 12 fee earners based in Zurich, Switzerland
■ Advises a pharmaceutical company regarding SPCs in Switzerland
■ Represents a sports association regarding the scope of exclusivity of a trademark license
■ Represents a Swiss family enterprise in several proceedings regarding the violation of their design rights and the calculation of royalties
■ Represents in the music industry an international company regarding the calculation and payment of royalties
■ Represents scientific personnel of a university regarding an alleged copyright infringement
■ Represents a TV station regarding its copyrights in connection with catch-up TV

Antitrust Litigation & Procurement Disputes:
5 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-a-vis a rights marketing agency

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