Profile

Daniel Eisele has more than 25 years professional experience and has represented clients in more than 300 disputes involving parties and projects from more than 50 countries and on all five continents. He is specialised in large and complex litigation, arbitration and administrative, criminal and other proceedings, investigations as well as in the negotiation of commercial and employment contracts as well as large business transactions. Legal 500 ranks him as Leading Individual in Litigation Switzerland during the last decade. Chambers Global and Chambers Europe name him a Leading Lawyer for both Litigation and Arbitration (2012-2022). Benchmark Litigation ranks Daniel as Star Litigator. In 2022, Best Lawyers awarded him the title Lawyer of the Year for Litigation Zurich/Switzerland. Daniel Eisele is also a five-time winner of the Client Choice Award in the category Litigation Switzerland (2020, 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014). In 2020, he won the award Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year of Switzerland by Benchmark Litigation.

Awards & Rankings

29.09.2021
NKF’s litigation practice recognised by Benchmark Litigation Europe 2022
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02.10.2020
NKF’s litigation practice recognised by Benchmark Litigation Europe 2021
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13.02.2020
NKF partner Daniel Eisele wins Client Choice Award for the fifth time
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Experience

Daniel Eisele specialises in large and complex litigation, arbitration and administrative, criminal and other proceedings as well as in the negotiation of commercial and employment contracts, investigations and large business transactions.

Legal 500 ranks him as Leading Individual in Litigation Switzerland during the last decade. Chambers Global and Chambers Europe name him a Leading Lawyer for both Litigation and Arbitration (2012-2022). Benchmark Litigation ranks Daniel as Star Litigator. In 2022, Best Lawyers awarded him the title Lawyer of the Year for Litigation Zurich/Switzerland. Daniel Eisele is also a five-time winner of the Client Choice Award in the category Litigation Switzerland (2020, 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014). In 2020, he won the award Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year of Switzerland by Benchmark Litigation.

Highlights include:

  • Representing a Swiss client in a Swiss Rules arbitration proceeding against an Italian counterparty regarding a license agreement
  • Representing Swiss clients in a Post M&A dispute before Swiss civil courts against a pharmaceutical company
  • Representing a large European manufacturing company against a Swiss utility company before Swiss civil courts regarding purchase contracts
  • Representing Swiss clients as damaged parties in various criminal proceedings in Switzerland
  • Representing an Asian client against a German party in a Swiss Rules arbitration proceeding concerning a hotel project
1995 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, Master of Laws, LL.M.
1994 Admitted to the Bar, Rechtsanwalt
1992 University of Zurich, Licentiatus Juris
Best Lawyers /Handelsblatt Switzerland 2022/23 – Lawyer of the Year for Litigation
Best Lawyers 2017 – 2023
Chambers Global 2012 – 2022
Chambers Europe 2012 – 2022
The Legal500 EMEA 2017 – 2022 – Leading Individual
Benchmark Litigation Europe 2022 – Litigation Star
Who’s Who Legal: Global 2022
Who’s Who Legal: Switzerland 2022
Benchmark Litigation Europe 2021 – Litigation Star
Who’s Who Legal: Global 2021
Who’s Who Legal: Switzerland 2021
Benchmark Litigation Europe Awards 2020 – Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year – Switzerland
Lexology Client Choice Awards 2020 – Litigation Switzerland
Who’s Who Legal: Switzerland 2020
ILO Client Choice Awards 2018 – Litigation Switzerland
ILO Client Choice Awards 2016 – Litigation Switzerland
Who’s Who Legal: Switzerland 2016
ILO Client Choice Awards 2015 – Litigation Switzerland
ILO Client Choice Awards 2014 – Litigation Switzerland
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Zurich Bar Association
  • Vaud Bar Association
  • Swiss Arbitration Association
  • Association Suisse de Droit du Sport
  • American Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
2004 Partner, Niederer Kraft Frey
1997 Associate, Niederer Kraft Frey
1995 Associate, Carrard, Paschoud, Heim & Associés, Lausanne
1994 Part time Assistant of Prof. Rotunda, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
1992 Junior Associate, Lenz & Staehelin Ltd., Zurich

German

English

French

Italian

Deals & Cases

06.12.2021

A.P. Møller Holding acquires Unilabs

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07.10.2021

EQT sells majority stake in VFS Global

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12.05.2021

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

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Market Perception

«Daniel Eisele is an outstanding and impressive litigator. He is tactically smart and skilful, legally persuasive and with good ideas and a tremendous fighting spirit. It is great to have him in your team. »
Legal 500 2022
«Daniel Eisele is outstanding and a top lawyer. He is easy to work with, very resilient and ready to fight for the client’s interests. He has excellent skills and is very internationally experienced. »
Chambers Europe 2022
«Daniel Eisele is an extraordinary arbitration counsel with excellent technical and tactical skills. He is very experienced and pleasant to work with and is able to handle complex international arbitration matters. »
Chambers 2022
«Daniel Eisele is outstanding. He is a top expert not only for employment disputes, but for all types of commercial dispute, nationally and internationally. In the event of a legal battle, you want him to be on your side and on your team. »
Chambers 2022

Awards & Rankings

24.06.2022

NKF recognised as “Law Firm of the Year” for Corporate Law by Best Lawyers/Handelsblatt

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29.09.2021

NKF’s litigation practice recognised by Benchmark Litigation Europe 2022

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02.10.2020

NKF’s litigation practice recognised by Benchmark Litigation Europe 2021

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Firm News

04.10.2018

NKF partners will attend the 2018 IBA Annual Conference in Rome

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07.09.2017

NKF partners will attend the 2017 IBA Annual Conference in Sydney

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In the Media

04.03.2020

What role does the term “force majeure” play in television licence agreements when sportin…

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14.10.2016

Swiss law trumps all

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Publications

08.04.2021

The Dispute Resolution Review: Chapter on Switzerland

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14.01.2021

The Legal 500 Country Comparative Guide: Switzerland: Litigation

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10.08.2020

IFLR China Outbound Investment Report on Switzerland: Uncertain Futures

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Speaking Engagements

23.10.2003

TV-Vertrag

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