Profile

Daniel Antognini specialises in private and commercial client work and advises national and international clients on inheritance and estate law, foundations law, contract, corporate and commercial law. His work also includes dispute resolution.

Client Says

«Daniel Antognini: excellent litigation specialist – detailed analysis in combination with in-depth case understanding, assessing case holistically and preparing the respective arguments in structured and punctuated manner. Proactive communicator, extremely hard-working and very responsive. »
Legal 500 2022
«Daniel Antognini is an absolute crack in his fields of law, in particular employment law litigation. He is straightforward, thoughtful and a pleasure to work with. »
Chambers 2022
«Daniel Antognini is a top employment law litigator- focused, fast-thinking and always on top of the case.»
Legal 500 2021

Experience

  • Advising and representing private clients on art and contract law issues
  • Advising private clients on donation and succession agreements, last wills and estate planning
  • Advising and representing private clients on inheritance disputes
  • Advising and representing clients in employment law disputes
2022 University of Zurich, PhD (summa cum laude)
2013 Admission to the bar of the Canton of Zurich, Rechtsanwaltspatent
2011 Legal clerkship with Niederer Kraft Frey
2011 University of St. Gallen, M.A. HSG in Law and Economics
2008 University of St. Gallen, B.A. HSG in Law and Economics
The Legal500 EMEA 2022 – Recommended
The Legal500 EMEA 2021 – Recommended
The Legal500 EMEA 2018 – Recommended
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Zurich Bar Association
2018 Senior Associate, Niederer Kraft Frey
2013 Associate, Niederer Kraft Frey
2010 Junior Associate, Niederer Kraft Frey

German

English

Deals & Cases

12.05.2021

David Degen acquires majority of shares in FC Basel Holding AG from Bernhard Burgener

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Market Perception

«Daniel Antognini: excellent litigation specialist – detailed analysis in combination with in-depth case understanding, assessing case holistically and preparing the respective arguments in structured and punctuated manner. Proactive communicator, extremely hard-working and very responsive. »
Legal 500 2022
«Daniel Antognini is an absolute crack in his fields of law, in particular employment law litigation. He is straightforward, thoughtful and a pleasure to work with. »
Chambers 2022
«Daniel Antognini is a top employment law litigator- focused, fast-thinking and always on top of the case.»
Legal 500 2021
«Daniel Antognini is an excellent litigation lawyer with impressive knowledge and experience, extremely focused, who doesn’t stop researching a case before having found the best applicable legal argument to cover all aspects involved. »
Legal 500 2021

Awards & Rankings

18.11.2022

Two NKF senior associates recognised as Lawyers of the Year at the Citywealth Future Leaders Awards 20…

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In the Media

21.01.2021

Switzerland’s attractiveness for UHNW’s on the rise

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Publications

20.06.2016

Vernehmlassung zur Änderung des Zivilgesetzbuches (Erbrecht)

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10.07.2015

Jurisdiction of Swiss Courts in international estates

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