Hochstrasser Daniel
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Daniel Hochstrasser

Absolutely brilliant strategically.

Client in Chambers Europe 2014

Daniel Hochstrasser’s oriented, focused approach usually leads to very good results.

Source in Legal 500 2020

Very pragmatic and a very tough arbitration counsel and litigator.

Source in Chambers Global 2020

Brilliant attorney who communicates well.

Source in Chambers Global 2020

He is very pragmatic and a very tough arbitration counsel.

Source in Chambers Global 2020

A fearless, hands-on master of proceedings.

Who's Who Legal Arbitration 2019

The very best commercial arbitrator you will find in Switzerland.

Who's Who Legal Arbitration 2019

One of the best-known arbitrators in Switzerland.

Who's Who Legal 2019

He knows when to be aggressive and when to have a light touch.

Source in Chambers Global 2019

Smart, insightful and pragmatic.

Source in Chambers Global 2019

A top-ranked Swiss arbitration practitioner with a strong reputation for his counsel work.

Chambers Europe 2018

He is an excellent arbitration practitioner, especially as counsel but also as an arbitrator.

Chambers Europe 2018

He knows how to come up with a strategy to make his clients get the best results.

Client in Chambers Europe 2018

He is a quick thinker and has a lot of experience.

Client in Chambers Europe 2018

He concentrates on what's essential.

Client in Chambers Europe 2016

Incomparable.

Client in Who's Who Legal 2016

Tough and a good leader.

Chambers Global 2016

Lauded for his exemplary work in disputes arising from complex M&A transactions.

Who's Who Legal 2014

Absolutely brilliant strategically.

Client in Chambers Europe 2014

Daniel Hochstrasser’s oriented, focused approach usually leads to very good results.

Source in Legal 500 2020

About

Daniel Hochstrasser co-heads Bär & Karrer's arbitration practice, concentrating on commercial litigation and international arbitration. He primarily focuses on representing parties in complex disputes arising from M&A transactions, industrial and infrastructure projects, banking and finance, as well as license, distribution and development agreements, particularly in the pharmaceutical field.

In addition, Daniel Hochstrasser 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 all other major institutions and ad hoc arbitrations. He is a lecturer at the Universities of Zurich and St. Gallen, and has published and lectured on arbitration and litigation in Switzerland and abroad. Since July 2015, he is a member of the ICC Court of Arbitration, Paris.

Recent Work Highlights
  • Represented a pharma company in an ICC arbitration regarding the distribution of a medical product in the Middle East.
  • Represented a multinational pharma company in an ICC arbitration against a US company relating to a manufacturing agreement.
  • Successful defense of a multinational company in a SCAI arbitration in the aviation industry.
  • Representation of a Middle Eastern entity in enforcement proceedings in Switzerland.
  • Defense of a Swiss company against claims brought against it by a European company in a dispute in the sport sector.
  • Defense of a Swiss bank in employment law proceedings.
  • Representation of a German company in civil litigation proceedings in a dispute in the construction sector.
  • Successful defense of a German company in set-aside proceedings before the Swiss Federal Supreme Court concerning an investment treaty arbitration.
  • Successful representation of a major Swiss real estate company in court litigation.
  • Successful enforcement of a Swedish arbitral award against an individual domiciled in Switzerland and representation of the client in debt collection proceedings.
  • Representation of an international insurance broker in Swiss court litigation.
  • Representation of a Swiss company in debt collection proceedings.
  • Presiding Arbitrator in ICC arbitration proceedings concerning a construction project.
LanguagesGerman, English, French
Curriculum
  • Partner of Bär & Karrer (since 1999)
  • Associate at Bär & Karrer (1993-1998)
  • Cornell University Law School: LL.M. (1993)
  • Admitted to the Zurich Bar (1991)
  • Law Clerk, Court of Appeals/Court of Cassation Zurich (1989-1992)
  • Law Clerk, District Court Affoltern (1987-1988)
  • Inhouse lawyer in French company (1986)
  • University of Zurich: lic. iur. (1986)
Memberships and Public Offices
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • Ethics Court of the Zurich Bar Association (Standesgericht)
  • Lecturer at the Universities of Zurich and St. Gallen
  • Member of the ICC Court of Arbitration
  • Member of the Advisory Committee of the Swiss Arbitration Academy
  • Member of the Board of the Finland Arbitration Institute
Admission

All Swiss Courts

Daniel Hochstrasser's Deals, Cases & News

Ranked Band 1 in Dispute Resolution as Arbitration Counsel by Chambers Europe and Chambers Global

Chambers Europe and Chambers Global 2020

Ranked as 'leading' in Arbitration by Legal 500 and Leaders League

Legal 500 and Leader League 2020

Ranked Band 1 in Dispute Resolution as Arbitration Counsel by Chambers Europe and Chambers Global

Chambers Europe and Chambers Global 2020

Ranked as 'leading' in Arbitration by Legal 500 and Leaders League

Legal 500 and Leader League 2020

Contact

Daniel Hochstrasser
P: +41 58 261 50 00
F: +41 58 261 50 01
daniel.hochstrasser@baerkarrer.ch

Bär & Karrer Ltd.
Brandschenkestrasse 90
CH-8002 Zurich
Switzerland

Assistant
Liv Baumann
P: +41 58 261 52 28
F: +41 58 261 50 01
liv.baumann@baerkarrer.ch