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Chairman: Dr Roberto Dallafior
Managing Partners: Dr Roberto Dallafior
Number of partners: 7
Number of lawyers: 13
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 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 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:

7 partners, 13 fee earners based in Zurich, Switzerland
■ Represents a global leader in diversified chemicals with annual revenue of roughly USD 50 billion in ICC arbitration procedings 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
■ 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:
7 partners, 13 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:
7 partners, 13 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 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 member of a bank in regulatory proceedings regarding alleged money-laundering

IP/IT/Unfair Competition Litigation:
7 partners, 13 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 an offeror of comparisons of products and services regarding allegedly disparaging statements

Antitrust Litigation & Procurement Disputes:
7 partners, 13 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

Insurance Litigation:
7 partners, 13 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 global chemical company in coverage claims against a tower of carriers in connection with US class action

Employment Litigation:
7 partners, 13 fee earners based in Zurich, Switzerland
■ Represents senior managers of bank regarding performance-based remuneration and stock option plans
■ Represents several private companies in employment litigation
■ Represents employees against a major bank in a case regarding banking regulations and regulatory compliance
■ Represents an employee in a case involving a complex remuneration scheme in private equity industry (carried interest)

White Collar Crime, Asset Recovery, Audits:
7 partners, 13 fee earners based in Zurich, Switzerland
■ Successfully represents 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 Litigation for Private Clients: 7 partners, 13 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