Bär & Karrer Ltd

Daniel Hochstrasser

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Practice Areas

Daniel Hochstrasser co-heads Bär & Karrer's arbitration practice, concentrating on commercial litigation and international arbitration. He focuses on representing parties in complex disputes arising from M&A transactions, industrial and infrastructure projects, banking and finance, as well as license agreements, particularly in the pharmaceutical field. He is frequently chosen as a party-appointed arbitrator and chairman of international arbitrations. While many of these proceedings are conducted under the ICC or Swiss Rules, his experience also extends to the rules of other institutions, ad hoc and investment arbitrations.


Daniel Hochstrasser holds a law degree from the University of Zurich and an LL.M. from Cornell Law School in the USA. He is admitted to the Zurich Bar (1991).

Professional Memberships

Member of the ICC Court of Arbitration, Paris; member of the Board of the Finland Arbitration Institute and of the Ethics Court of the Zurich Bar Association, the Zurich, Swiss and International Bar Associations and the Association Suisse de l'Arbitrage (ASA); former member of the Arbitration Court of the Swiss Chambers of Commerce.


He has published and lectured on arbitration and litigation in Switzerland and abroad, and is a lecturer at the Universities of Zurich and St. Gallen.


Daniel Hochstrasser speaks German, English and French.