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Global Leader

Asset Recovery 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Urs Feller is a respected figure in the Swiss market for asset recovery matters, well known for his vast experience in international civil and criminal proceedings.

Biography

Dr Urs Feller heads the litigation and arbitration team of Prager Dreifuss, one of Switzerland's leading firms for commercial law. After graduating in 1998 with a PhD in law (summa cum laude) from University of Zurich, he worked in first and second instance courts in Switzerland. He is admitted to practise throughout Switzerland (1999). In 2002, he was admitted as Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales (not practising). Urs has been a partner with Prager Dreifuss Ltd since 2008.

He specialises in commercial and banking litigation with a focus on complex international cases. He frequently deals with asset recovery matters involving civil, criminal and bankruptcy proceedings, regularly related to white-collar crime and mutual legal assistance proceedings. He has assisted individuals, foreign entities and also several foreign states/foreign sovereign funds in the recovery of illicit funds. Urs Feller has first-hand experience when dealing with Swiss authorities such as the Attorney General's Office, the asset recovery task force of the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Federal Department of Justice, the Federal Criminal Court and the Federal Supreme Court. Moreover, Urs Feller has worked with non-governmental organisations and United Nations branches in repatriation cases.

Urs Feller recently co-authored articles in the leading commentary on the Swiss Civil Procedural Code. He is a member of the executive committee of the International Bar Association's litigation section (former vice chair). He is also a member of STEP and regularly advises clients on trusts, foundations and inheritance matters including disputes in that area.

National Leader

Switzerland - Asset Recovery

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Urs Feller is a standout player in the asset recovery space and is highlighted by peers who are "impressed by his thoroughness, reactivity and pragmatism". 

Biography

Dr Urs Feller heads the litigation and arbitration team of Prager Dreifuss, one of Switzerland's leading firms for commercial law. After graduating in 1998 with a PhD in law (summa cum laude) from University in Zurich, he worked in first and second instance courts in Switzerland. He is admitted to practise throughout Switzerland (1999). In 2002, he was admitted as Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales (not practising). Urs has been a partner with Prager Dreifuss Ltd since 2008.

He specialises in commercial and banking litigation with a focus on complex international cases. He frequently deals with asset recovery matters involving civil, criminal and bankruptcy proceedings, regularly related to white-collar crime and mutual legal assistance proceedings. He has assisted individuals, foreign entities and also several foreign states/foreign sovereign funds in the recovery of illicit funds. Urs Feller has first-hand experience when dealing with Swiss authorities such as the Attorney General's Office, the asset recovery task force of the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Federal Department of Justice, the Federal Criminal Court and the Federal Supreme Court. Moreover, Urs Feller has worked with non-governmental organisations and United Nations branches in repatriation cases.

Urs Feller recently co-authored articles in the leading commentary on the Swiss Civil Procedural Code. He is a member of the executive committee of the International Bar Association's litigation section (former vice chair). He is also a member of STEP and regularly advises clients on trusts, foundations and inheritance matters including disputes in that area.

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