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WWL Ranking: Recommended

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Hans Nater is an "experienced CAS arbitrator", applauded for his "great eye for details".


Hans Nater, born in 1943, is the senior partner with Nater Dallafior Rechtsanwälte AG, Zurich. He graduated from the University of Zurich in 1970 and wrote a doctoral thesis in the area of product liability. He was admitted to the Bar in 1972. In 1974, he received his LLM from Harvard Law School.

After graduating from Harvard Law School, Hans Nater practised law in New York and, in 1975, founded the law firm Stiffler & Nater, Zurich, which he left after 30 years in order to become one of the founding partners of Nater Dallafior Rechtsanwälte AG, a firm focusing on representing domestic and international clients in complex proceedings before state courts, administrative bodies and arbitral tribunals, including the coordination of disputes in different jurisdictions.

Hans Nater is a litigation and arbitration specialist.

Hans Nater is an arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and on the list of Swiss ICC Arbitrators. He has served as a member of the CAS ad hoc division at the 2002, 2004 and 2006 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Athens and Turin respectively and was nominated as arbitrator of the CAS ad hoc Devision at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. He is serving as a member of the Ethic Committee of the World Rowing Federation (FISA). He was an arbitrator of the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland (CRT). He was President of the Zurich Bar Association and Vice President of the Swiss Olympic Committee.

He speaks German, French and English.

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