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Roberto Dallafior

Curriculum Vitae



Attorney at law in Zurich (Nater Dallafior Rechtsanwälte AG); representing clients in proceedings before state courts, arbitral tribunals (in particular ICC, Swiss Rules and ad hoc) and administrative bodies, focusing on corporate and commercial disputes and on complex insurance/reinsurance, banking and financial litigation and arbitration (including banking insolvencies and FINMA enforcement proceedings) as well as on unfair competition, antitrust and procurement proceedings; also serving as arbitrator in arbitrations, in particular in proceedings under the ICC Rules, the Swiss Rules and in ad hoc proceedings.


Professional cursus

Admitted to the bar of Zurich (1990), authorized to practice as an attorney-at-law both in Switzerland and in the European Union (Zürcher Rechtsanwaltspatent).

Founding partner of the Zurich based law firm Nater Dallafior Rechtsanwälte AG specializing in business litigation and arbitration (2006 to present; The firm's main practice areas encompass commercial, corporate and contract law, banking and financial market law, insurance law, insolvency and enforcement law, intellectual property and unfair competition law, anti-trust and procurement law, employment law, white collar crime and legal assistance and private individuals.

Formerly partner with Stern & Partner, merged into Hess Dallafior Rechtsanwälte, Zurich (1996-2006).

Formerly associate with Homburger Rechtsanwälte, Zurich (1990-1991 and 1993-1996); foreign associate with Brosio, Casati & Associati, Milan (1993); foreign associate with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, Brussels (1992-1993); junior associate with Henrici, Reber & Wicki, Zurich (1986-1987).


Academic cursus

Studies at the University of Zurich (lic. iur., 1986; Dr. iur., 1990).

Post graduate studies at the College of Europe (Diploma of Advanced European Legal Studies, 1992).

Research assistant with the chair of international private law and contract law at the University of Zurich (Prof. A. Heini, 1987–1988).


Further business activities

Arbitrator with the International Chamber of Commerce (Swiss List).

Vice chairman of the Commission on Legal Fees of the Zurich Bar Association.



Bilingual in German and Italian, fluent in English (working language) and French, good knowledge of Spanish.


Professional recognition

Recommended in Chambers Global and Chambers Europe since many years as leading individual in commercial litigation. Chambers Global and Europe 2016 write that according to clients, “he does a brilliant job and is terrific in developing and anticipating strategy“. In prior editions Chambers Europe and Global quoted clients as follows: “Roberto Dallafior ‘strikes a balance between tactics, conceptual thinking and a pragmatic approach,’ according to clients. Although best known for his litigation practice, he is taking on an increasing amount of arbitration work.“ And continue: “Roberto Dallafior is a commercial litigator who ‘really knows how to win proceedings.’ Sources note his proactive attitude and ability to anticipate his clients' needs. He also handles arbitration.“ Further, he has “immense expertise and is a litigator par excellence.“ “His legal experience and know-how are second to none. He tackles and resolves the key issues without getting sidetracked.

Who's Who Legal says: “'Top litigator' Roberto Dallafior is highly respected for his expertise in banking litigation as well as his specialist knowledge of regulatory matters“. Further, WWL summarized statements of third parties as follows: “Dallafior provides sensible advice and is highly commercial in his approach to matters.“ And continues: “The ‘terrific’ Roberto Dallafior heads the commercial litigation practice at specialist dispute resolution firm Nater Dallafior Rechtsanwälte AG. He has a ‘wonderful reputation’ for guiding clients through all phases of litigation from the advisory stage to actual proceedings, including enforcement proceedings.

Expert Guides recommends Roberto Dallafior as an expert for litigation.



Nater Dallafior Rechtsanwälte AG
Hottingerstrasse 21
8032 Zurich (Switzerland)

Phone: +41 44 250 45 45

Mobile: +41 79 209 49 40

Email: dallafior (at)