Peter Honegger specialises in banking and finance, mergers & acquisitions as well as related litigation and proceedings before regulatory agencies and courts. Peter has a particularly longstanding practice advising companies on US-style discovery, Swiss secrecy laws and the taking of evidence located in Switzerland for use in US proceedings.


Peter’s clients include worldwide market leaders in wealth management, luxury cars and information technology.

His particular areas of focus are transnational litigation and arbitration, U.S. and other foreign government investigations targeting Swiss companies and individuals, cartel investigations and disputes, financial market enforcement and other regulatory proceedings initiated by FINMA, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority or other authorities. His litigation practice encompasses various types of complex litigation, including securities, post-mergers & acquisitions, insurance and other commercial litigation. He has significant expertise in cybersecurity and cybercrime and in judicial assistance in civil and criminal matters.

Peter advises various global players on anti-corruption compliance and financial market compliance.

1987 Admitted to the Bar, Rechtsanwalt
1986 University of Zurich, Dr. iur.
1982 University of Virginia Law School, LL.M.
1981 University of Zurich, lic. iur.
Best Lawyers 2017 – 2023
The Legal500 EMEA 2018 – 2022 – Recommended
Who’s Who Legal: Switzerland 2016 – 2022
Chambers Global 2012 – 2021
Chambers Europe 2012 – 2021
  • Swiss and Zurich Bar Association
  • IBA International Bar Association
  • ABA American Bar Association, Associate
  • Swiss-American Society
  • ASA Swiss Arbitration Association
2020 Of Counsel, Niederer Kraft Frey
1994 Partner, Niederer Kraft Frey
1987 Associate, Niederer Kraft Frey
1983 Internship with Arent Fox, Washington D.C.
1982 Clerk with the District Court of Hinwil



Market Perception

«Honegger has an excellent understanding of our legal needs and can therefore support us in a specific and straightforward manner. »
Chambers 2022
«Peter’s client service, sophistication and commercial awareness are all very strong. »
Chambers 2022
«The ‘exceptional’ Peter Honegger combines his ‘quick understanding’ with his advanced technical analytical skills in investigations work.  »
Who’s Who Legal 2020



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