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.


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.

  • Counsel to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse and Zurich Cantonal Bank, respectively, in relation to four SIX listed securitisations of auto-lease assets originated by Cembra Money Bank

  • Counsel to Credit Suisse, UBS, Stormharbour and Zürcher Kantonalbank, respectively, in relation to three SIX listed securitisations of auto-lease assets originated by AMAG Leasing AG

  • Counsel to Credit Suisse, Lloyds Bank and Zurich Cantonal Bank, respectively, in relation to five SIX listed securitisations of credit card receivables originated by Swisscard

  • Underwriters’ counsel in the CHF 2.3 billion IPO of Sunrise Communications, Switzerland’s second largest telecom operator, on SIX Swiss Exchange and the financing banks in the IPO related refinancing transactions

  • Counsel to GIC and Qatar Holding in their CHF multi billion investments in equity linked securities of UBS (GIC) and hybrid securities of Credit Suisse Group (QH), respectively

  • New York State Bar Association NYSB
  • International Bar Association IBA

Market Perception

  • 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 is highly sought after by investment banks, issuers and investors for his broad experience in transactions spanning securitisations and derivatives.

    WWL Switzerland 2022 - Capital Markets
  • Clients praise his 'efficiency, availability and focus on detail.'

    Chambers Global 2021
  • Clients report that 'he is very good at translating details into prospectuses very well and accurately.'

    Chambers Global 2019
  • One client appreciates the 'pleasant co-operation' and his 'pragmatic approach.'

    Chambers Global 2018
  • Daniel is appreciated for his knowledge and responsiveness. ‘He is intuitive and knows when something warrants attention;
    he will take a pragmatic view and provide an intelligent response,’ say clients.

    Chambers Global 2015
  • Daniel draws praise for his ‘commercial, timely advice.’

    Chambers Europe 2014

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