Lukas Beeler specializes in domestic and international litigation and arbitration proceedings, with a particular focus on international and cross border matters.

He also represents clients in administrative and regulatory litigation, in particular enforcement and other regulatory proceedings.


Lukas Beeler represents clients from across all industries and sectors in complex domestic and international disputes. He also represents clients in administrative litigation, in particular before regulatory authorities and courts. He has extensive experience in international and cross-border disputes, in particular in contract, corporate, banking and security disputes.

Besides his dispute resolution practice, Lukas Beeler regularly advises clients on various contractual matters, in particular in connection with sale and purchase, agency, manufacturing and distribution agreements, as well as on corporate and compliance matters.

Experiences highlights:

  • Representing an Israeli plaintiff against its contractual counterparty in a EUR 15 million ICC arbitration related to the export of defense goods

  • Representation of a minority shareholder and former board member in a dispute against a listed European travel agent corporation

  • Counsel to a leading European car manufacturer in disputes related to distribution agreements

  • Representation of Spanish parties in ICC proceedings seated in Switzerland commenced by their Turkish joint venture party in a hydro electric plant dispute

  • Advising and representing the Bill & Melinda Gate Foundation Trust in the successful defense of Sika AG against the hostile takeover attempt by Saint-Gobain

  • Representation of a Georgian commodities company in a dispute with a Swiss domiciled commodities trader

  • Counsel to a Swiss financial institution in enforcement proceedings initiated by FINMA, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority in connection with an alleged breach of anti-money laundering regulations; organising and conducting the related internal investigation

  • Counsel to the leading Swiss retail bank group that allegedly violated its duties under a long standing cooperation agreement in arbitration proceedings initiated by a listed private bank

  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Zurich Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • ASA Below 40

Market Perception

  • Lukas Beeler is an exceptional lawyer. He is a superb sparring partner.

    Legal 500 2022
  • Very competent, diligent and very knowledgeable, strong analytical skills.

    IFLR 1000 2021
  • Lukas Beeler is the best choice for international and complex disputes. Lukas is able to manoeuvre different EU jurisdictions and proceedings before the European Court of Justice. He has also impressed us with his impeccable work-ethic. He is always available and ready to solve complex questions the client may have.

    Legal 500 2021 Dispute Resolution: Litigation
  • Lukas Beeler, a young partner in NKF’s litigation team, is a particularly skilled and talented litigator and one of the brightest young minds on the market. Without a doubt, Dr. Beeler can be described as a young star in the field of complex international banking litigation.

    IFLR 1000 2021
  • Lukas Beeler is an excellent practitioner and international arbitration specialist.

    Who's Who Legal Litigation: Future Leaders 2019
  • Lukas Beeler at Niederer Kraft Frey is an “excellent” litigator and “very impressive lawyer”, focusing on domestic and cross-border cases in a range of industries and sectors.

    Who's Who Legal Litigation: Future Leaders 2018

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