• "Absolutely brilliant strategically."

     

    Client in Chambers Europe 2014

  • "A fearless, hands-on master of proceedings."

     

    Who's Who Legal Arbitration 2018

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

     

    Who's Who Legal 2014

  • "Smart, insightful and pragmatic. "

     

    Source in Chambers Global 2019

  • "He concentrates on what's essential."

     

    Client in Chambers Europe 2016

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

     

    Chambers Europe 2018

  • "Tough and a good leader."

     

    Chambers Global 2016

  • "Incomparable."

     

    Client in Who's Who Legal 2016

  • "Stands out both as counsel and arbitrator. "

     

    Who's Who Legal Arbitration 2018

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

     

    Client in Chambers Europe 2018

  • "The very best commercial arbitrator you will find in Switzerland."

     

    Who's Who Legal Arbitration 2018

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

     

    Source in Chambers Global 2019

  • "One of the best-known arbitrators in Switzerland. "

     

    Who's Who Legal 2019

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

     

    Chambers Europe 2018

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

     

    Client in Chambers Europe 2018

  • "A big name, a heavyweight in the market."

     

    Who's Who Legal 2019

 

 

 

Daniel Hochstrasser

Partner

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.

Languages

German, 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

Contact Details

Daniel Hochstrasser
Bär & Karrer AG
Brandschenkestrasse 90
CH-8002 Zurich
Switzerland

T: +41 58 261 50 00
F: +41 58 261 50 01
daniel.hochstrasser@baerkarrer.ch

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Deals & Cases

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Publications

Revision of the Swiss International Arbitration Law, Bär & Karrer Briefing October 2018 … Download »
Modification of the ICC Rules of Arbitration, Bär & Karrer Briefing November 2016 … Download »
Arbitration in Switzerland - Lexology Navigator Q&A, Lexology 2016, www.lexology.com …
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Speaking Engagements

Future of Arbitration in Europe: is private justice doomed? 5th Annual GAR Live Frankfurt, 12 June 2018 … more »
Arbitration and Digitalization Zurich Chamber of Commerce, 5 April 2018 … more »
Arbitration in Switzerland - Present and Future Lexology and Bär & Karrer, 9 January 2018 … more »
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