Daniel Bono regularly represents Swiss and international clients in some of the largest and most complex capital markets, banking and corporate/M&A transactions in Switzerland. Chambers Global and other legal directories distinguish him as a top tier capital markets lawyer.

Deals & Cases

Cornèr Banca SA establishes innovative Covered Bond Programme and issues CHF 100m Covered Bonds
Discover More
China-Switzerland Stock Connect goes Live: NKF acts on all four inaugural GDR issuances and listings on SIX Swiss Exchange
Discover More
Julius Baer Group Ltd. successfully places USD 320m perpetual unsecured Additional Tier 1 (AT1) securities
Discover More


Daniel’s practice focuses on capital markets, derivatives and structured finance, corporate governance, general securities law matters as well as mergers and acquisitions. Daniel has represented investment banks, issuers and investors in a wide range of corporate and capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings, rights offerings, listings on the SIX Swiss Exchange, exchange offers and other liability management transactions, public offerings and private placements of debt securities, including regulatory capital instruments, asset-backed securities, high-yield bonds, and equity-linked debt securities

2004 Admitted to the New York State Bar
2003 New York University School of Law, LL.M. in Corporate Law
2001 Admitted to the Zurich Bar, Rechtsanwalt
1999 University of St. Gallen, JD, lic. iur. HSG
1996 University of St. Gallen, MBA, lic. oec. HSG
Best Lawyers 2014 – 2024
Chambers Global 2013 – 2024
Chambers Europe 2013 – 2024
The Legal500 EMEA 2024 – Leading Individual
The Legal500 EMEA 2023 – Leading Individual
IFLR1000 2017 – 2023 – Highly Regarded
Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders – Switzerland 2023
Who’s Who Legal: Switzerland 2016 – 2023
  • New York State Bar Association NYSB
  • International Bar Association IBA
2012 Partner at Niederer Kraft Frey
2009 Senior associate at Niederer Kraft Frey
2003 Senior associate and associate at a major international law firm in London
1999 Trainee and associate at a major Swiss business law firm




Deals & Cases


Shenzhen Senior Technology Material Co., Ltd. completes GDR offering and SIX Swiss Exchange listing

Discover More

Will Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Shanghai completes GDR offering and SIX Swiss Exchange listing

Discover More

Vontobel Holding successfully places USD 400m new AT1 bonds with funds managed by Apollo Global Manage…

Discover More

Market Perception

«Daniel Bono is the main partner on the capital markets side. He is intellectually outstanding and always available to come up with solutions.»
Chambers 2024
«Daniel Bono stands out for his DCM expertise. He assists clients with the establishment of covered bond programmes and bond issuances. A client appreciates that ‘he always has the whole picture in mind, he is very solution-oriented and flexible,’ adding: ‘His advice is spot-on.’ »
Chambers Global 2022
«Daniel Bono is highly sought after by investment banks, issuers and investors for his broad experience in transactions spanning securitisations and derivatives. »
Who’s Who Legal 2022
«Daniel always has the whole picture in mind. His work is very solution-oriented, and he is very flexible when it comes to implementing his advice, which is also spot-on. »
Chambers 2022

Awards & Rankings


Nineteen NKF lawyers listed as “Thought Leaders Switzerland 2023” by Who’s Who Legal

Discover More

NKF ranked top-tier firm in six practice areas by IFLR1000 2023

Discover More

NKF wins “Deal of the year: Equity” at the IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards 2023

Discover More

Firm News


Niederer Kraft Frey appoints two new partners

Discover More



The International Capital Markets Review 12th Edition – Chapter 13: Switzerland

Discover More

Chambers Europe 2020, Switzerland: An Introduction to Capital Markets

Discover More

Debt Capital Markets in Switzerland 2020

Discover More

Newsletters & Alerts


EU Equivalence Assessment of Swiss Stock Exchanges

Discover More