Dominic Hägler


Dominic Hägler's practice focuses on international and domestic arbitration as well as domestic and cross-border litigation. He advises and represents Swiss and foreign individuals and entities before Swiss courts and acts as counsel in international arbitration proceedings. Furthermore, he advises clients with regard to internal investigations.

Recent Work Highlights
  • Representation of a Swiss company in litigation before the Zurich Commercial Court in connection with the transfer of more than 30 projects in the transportation industry.
  • Representation of a Singapore company in enforcing a foreign award in Switzerland.
  • Representation of shareholders of a Swiss company in a deadlock situation of the board of directors.
  • Representation of an heir in enforcing his/her information rights in court.
  • Representation of a major Russian bank in enforcing a foreign judgment in Switzerland.
  • Representation of a major Russian bank in enforcing a Swiss public deed in Switzerland.
  • Representation of a member of a Swiss association in defending its association rights.
  • Defense of a Swiss company against a former employee regarding alleged claims under a social plan.
  • Representation of a foreign real estate company in defending claims of a constructor.
  • Representation of a German company in a Swiss rules arbitration against two Chinese companies under an international sales contract.
  • Advising a Swiss defendant in a US class action on Swiss law aspects of the US discovery process.
LanguagesGerman, English
  • Bär & Karrer College, University of St.Gallen: CAS in Law & Management (2020)
  • Admitted to the New York Bar (2018; not practicing)
  • Associate at Bär & Karrer (since 2016)
  • Columbia Law School: LL.M. (2016)
  • Law Clerk at the District Court of Baden (2012-2015)
  • Military Investigative Judge (2014-2018)
  • Admitted to the Aargau Bar (2013)
  • Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts: CAS in Forensics (2013)
  • Trainee with a business law firm in Zurich (2010-2011)
  • University of St.Gallen: M.A. HSG in Law (2010)
  • University of St.Gallen: B.A. HSG in Law (2008)
Memberships and Public Offices
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • ASA below 40
  • Co-chair of Zurich Bar Association (ZAV) u40 Group
AdmissionAll Swiss Courts

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