Professor Felix Dasser heads the firm's 50-member strong dispute resolution practice. His practice focuses on dispute resolution and avoidance, corporate and commercial law, and compliance investigations.
He has acted as counsel and arbitrator in more than 50 international commercial arbitration cases, including as global lead counsel in a billion-dollar IT dispute. He is familiar with various arbitration rules and is a member of the board executive committee of the Swiss Arbitration Association.
He advises Swiss companies on international litigation strategies and on the impact of foreign regulatory proceedings and represents Swiss and foreign companies before Swiss courts and authorities.
His range of expertise covers, in particular, banking and insurance, M&A, commodity sales, distribution agreements, IT, engineering, arts, and international legal assistance. He also advises on and conducts regulatory and compliance investigations, represents companies in white-collar crime proceedings.
Felix Dasser studied law in Zurich, finishing summa cum laude with a doctoral thesis on the lex mercatoria, and at the Harvard Law School (LLM, 1990). Based on a post-doc thesis on contract law, he was appointed a Privatdozent (1999) and adjunct professor (2005) at the Law Faculty of the University of Zurich.
He lectures and publishes regularly in the fields of international commercial dispute resolution and contract law. He also appears as expert witness on Swiss law in domestic and foreign court proceedings.
He is fluent in German, English and French, and has working knowledge of Italian.
WWL says: The "excellent" Felix Dasser is a "smart and creative" lawyer who acts as both an arbitrator and arbitration counsel on a range of disputes.
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