Felix Dasser heads Homburger's litigation and arbitration practice team. He previously established and headed Homburger's white collar crime/investigations working group, of which he is still an active member. His practice focuses on dispute resolution, mainly international commercial litigation and arbitration, but also regulatory disputes, white collar crime, and investigations. He represents clients in Swiss commercial, civil and employment courts and advises clients that are involved in proceedings abroad, including US class actions or regulatory proceedings. He has acted as counsel for large companies in Swiss and foreign arbitration proceedings under various arbitration rules (mainly ICC, Swiss Rules, Uncitral) and also regularly serves as an arbitrator (sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator and chairman). His regular clients include international companies in the finance, engineering and IT industries.
Felix Dasser has been a professor of law (Titularprofessor) at Zürich Law School since 2005, mainly teaching international litigation and arbitration as well as contract law. He regularly publishes in the fields of international commercial law, litigation/arbitration and contract law, including a thesis on international commercial arbitration and lex mercatoria, and is the editor of a Swiss commentary on the Lugano Convention. He also acts as an expert on Swiss law for arbitration and state court proceedings.
His recent publications include: 'Commentary on Swiss domestic arbitration' (in German), in Kurzkommentar ZPO [Commentary in Federal Code of Civil Procedure], (Oberhammer, ed) Helbing Lichtenhahn, 2nd ed Basel 2014; 'International Arbitration and Setting Aside Proceedings in Switzerland – An Updated Statistical Analysis', 28 ASA Bulletin 1/2010, pp 82-100; 'That Rare Bird: Non-National Legal Standards as Applicable Law in International Commercial Arbitration', in World Arbitration & Mediation Review (WAMR), Vol 5 (2011), No 2, pp 143-160; and 'Commentary of Art. 1-4 and 27-30 Lugano Convention' (in German), in Kommentar zum Lugano-Übereinkommen, 2nd ed, Bern 2011, by Felix Dasser, Paul Oberhammer (eds).
He became an associate at Homburger in 1991, the same year he was admitted to the Bar. He was made a partner of the firm in 2000. He received an LLM in 1990 from Harvard Law School, and previously attended the University of Zürich (Dr iur, summa cum laude, 1989; lic iur, 1985). He is fluent in German, English, and French.