At its General Meeting on September 13, 2019 the members of the Swiss Arbitration Association unanimously elected Felix Dasser to succeed Elliott Geisinger as President. His presidency will begin on January 1, 2020.
Prof. Dr. Felix Dasser has been partner of Homburger since 2000 and was head of its dispute resolution team from 2010 to 2017. He advises and represents companies in international commercial and investment disputes, in court and arbitration proceedings. He also acts as arbitrator and expert for Swiss law.
Homburger supported the National Working Group for Reference Rates in Swiss Francs (NWG) in the development of preferred interest rate provisions for SARON floating rate notes, including sample fallback language. Partner René Bösch and Counsel Lee Saladino actively participated in the drafting of these provisions, which were published by the NWG as part of its discussion paper on floating rate notes dated July 2, 2019.
The partners of Homburger have appointed Flavio Romerio as new Managing Partner of the firm. He succeeds Daniel Daeniker, who will become Senior Partner.
Flavio Romerio has been partner of Homburger since 2002 and has chaired the White Collar & Investigations practice for over 10 years. He has also spearheaded the efforts of the firm in digital transformation. Daniel Daeniker continues to advise in Corporate Law | M&A and capital markets.
At this year's Who's Who Legal Award Ceremony on May 16, 2019 in London, Homburger received the award "Swiss Law Firm of the Year 2019". Allegra Arnold and Manuel Dubach were in attendance to accept the honors on the firm’s behalf.
Each year Who's Who Legal presents awards to individuals and firms that have performed exceptionally well in Who's Who's research. After an in-depth analysis, Who's Who identified a lawyer and a firm of the year in each of the featured practice areas.
On May 15, 2019 the inaugural Benchmark Litigation Awards ceremony was held in London. Homburger was named "Switzerland - Law Firm of the Year 2019". Partner Balz Gross won "Switzerland – Lawyer of the Year 2019". Partner Felix Dasser was in attendance to accept the honors on the firm’s behalf.
Benchmark Litigation has been in the market since 2008. They exclusively cover the litigation and disputes markets and aim to provide law firm and lawyer rankings on the market’s most important cases and firm developments.
At the inaugural Who's Who Legal Switzerland Awards ceremony on April 3, 2019, in Zurich, Homburger received the Who's Who Legal Switzerland 2019 Awards for the areas "Banking", "Capital Markets", "Competition", "Corporate Governance", "Corporate Tax", "Litigation" and "Overall Swiss Firm of the Year".
In addition, the following Homburger lawyers were honored with individual awards: Werner Stieger received the "Lifetime Achievement" Award, René Bösch the "Banking" Award, Marcel Dietrich the "Competition" Award, Stefan Oesterhelt the "Corporate Tax" Award and Daniel Daeniker the "M&A" Award.
Each year Who's Who Legal presents awards to individuals and firms that have performed exceptionally well in Who's Who Legal's research. After an in-depth analysis, Who's Who Legal identifies a lawyer and a firm of the year in each of the featured practice areas.
At the 15th annual Managing IP – Global IP Awards on March 7, 2019, Homburger received the award for "IP Transactions Firm of the Year - Switzerland 2019". Representing Homburger's IP | IT team, partner Gregor Bühler as well as associates Luca Dal Molin and Valentin Fluor received the award at the ceremony in London.
The awards recognize outstanding intellectual property work by law firms around the world. Managing Intellectual Property is one of the leading sources of news and analysis on intellectual property developments worldwide. The respective magazine has been issued by independent legal publisher Euromoney Legal Media Group for over two decades.
On February 14, 2019, International Law Office (ILO) and Lexology announced the winners of this year's Client Choice Awards.
Claude Lambert (partner, Corporate | M&A) has been announced for the third time as the exclusive winner of the General Corporate award for Switzerland.
Established in 2005, Client Choice recognizes those law firms and lawyers around the world that stand apart for the excellent client care they provide and the quality of their service. The criteria for this recognition focus on the ability to add real value to clients' businesses above and beyond the other players in the market.
Law firms and lawyers can be nominated for the Client Choice Awards programme only by corporate counsel. The winners for 2019 were chosen from a pool of more than 2,000 nominations.
At the inaugural Global IP Awards ceremony on January 29, 2019, Homburger received the award for "Swiss Patent Law Firm of the Year 2019". Representing Homburger's IP | IT team, partner Andri Hess as well as counsel Julian Schwaller and junior associate Noëmie Schär received the award at the ceremony in London.
The awards recognize outstanding intellectual property work by law firms around the world. IAM and World Trademark Review (WTR) are leading sources of news and analysis on intellectual property developments worldwide. The respective magazines have been issued by the independent legal publisher IP Media Group for over a decade.
The partners of Homburger are pleased to announce that Roman Baechler became partner of the firm on January 1, 2019.
Roman Baechler studied law at the University of Zurich, from which he obtained his doctorate. After having been admitted to the bar in Switzerland, he joined Homburger as an associate in 2010. He graduated with a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Columbia Law School in 2014. His practice focuses on domestic and commercial litigation.