Former general attorney of the Republic and Canton of Geneva from 2002 until 2012. He was involved in high profile domestic and international cases, comprising proceedings involving former heads of state and asset recovery.
He also was a judge at the Court of First Instance of Geneva, president of the Commercial and Insolvency Chamber and president of the 14th Civil Chamber.
Daniel Zappelli is one of the founding partners of VSZ Law in Geneva.
His extensive knowledge of the judiciary system associated with his dense international web of highly skilled professionals (lawyers, intelligence investigators, private prosecutors, media specialists etc) has enabled him to trace, identify, secure and ensure recovery of misappropriated assets.
He personally conducted, instructed and supervised complex investigations worldwide and was able, on behalf of the State of Geneva and Switzerland, to contribute to the restitution to states and private victims for more than a billion US dollars.
His fields of practice include commercial, white-collar crime, asset tracing, freezing and recovery, insolvency and bankruptcy. He also advises governments and high-profile clients.
Daniel Zappelli is also highly active in mutual legal assistance in criminal and tax matters.