Daniel Hochstrasser

Board member since March 4, 2022

Nationality: Swiss | Year of birth: 1960

Daniel Hochstrasser is an independent dispute resolution specialist practicing in Zurich, Switzerland. Until the end of 2022, he has been leading Bär & Karrer’s arbitration practice for 15 years. He frequently represented parties in complex disputes arising from matters such as M&A transactions, industrial and infrastructure projects, and license, distribution and development agreements, particularly in the pharmaceutical industry. In addition, he led the firm as senior partner from 2011 until 2021. He has published extensively on arbitration and litigation, and lectures at the University of Zurich and the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.

Professional experience

  • Attorney-at-law, Daniel Hochstrasser AG, Switzerland (since January 2023)
  • Attorney-at-law and partner, Bär & Karrer AG, Switzerland (1993‑December 2022)
  • Senior partner and chair of the board of directors, Bär & Karrer AG, Switzerland (2011‑2021)
  • Lawyer, District Court of Affoltern, Court of Appeals/Court of Cassation of Zurich, Switzerland (1987‑1992)
  • In-house lawyer, Staubli SA, France (1986‑1987)


  • Chair of the board of directors, Daniel Hochstrasser AG, Switzerland
  • Member (2015‑2021) and vice president (since 2021), ICC Court of Arbitration, France
  • Member of the Ethics Court, Zurich Bar Association, Switzerland (since :2004)
  • Board member, Finland Arbitration Institute, Finland (since 2020)
  • Chair of the board of directors, Bär & Karrer AG, Switzerland (2011‑2021)
  • Member of the Court, Swiss Arbitration Chambers, Switzerland (2004‑2014)


  • Master of laws (LL.M.), Cornell Law School, US
  • Bar examination, Switzerland
  • Licentiatus iuris, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Key skills

  • Law/regulatory/risk management