Dominique Müller Partner, Head of Investigations and Co-Head of Employment (Litigation)
Attorney at Law, LL.M.

Dominique Müller

Partner, Head of Investigations and Co-Head of Employment (Litigation)
Attorney at Law, LL.M.
+41 58 450 80 00
dominique.mueller@lenzstaehelin.com
Zurich
Brandschenkestrasse 24
CH-8027 Zurich
www.lenzstaehelin.com
  • Expertise

    Dominique Müller is a partner leading the Investigations and White Collar practice groups at our firm’s Zurich office. He advises on white collar, administrative, regulatory and internal investigations. As an experienced litigator, Dominique represents corporations and private individuals in proceedings before Swiss courts, criminal prosecution and administrative authorities, as well as in international mutual legal assistance proceedings. His expertise encompasses general commercial litigation, with a particular focus on takeover and corporate litigations. Dominique is also co-head of the Employment practice in Zurich, handling all litigious employment matters, and practises insolvency and restructuring law.

  • Practices

  • Professional Experience and Education

    and Education

    2016Partner at Lenz & Staehelin
    2008-09Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, New York
    2005Joined Lenz & Staehelin
    2009Admission to New York Bar
    2008University of Virginia School of Law (LL.M.)
    2005Swiss Bar Admission
    2003University of St.Gallen (HSG) (lic. iur.)
  • Specialist Areas

    Litigation, Investigations, Employment, Pensions and Immigration, Insolvency and Restructuring
  • Languages

    German, English, French
  • Memberships

    Zurich Bar Association (ZAV), Swiss Bar Association (SAV), Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)
  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

    • Müller Dominique, Betticher Pascal, Präzisierungen zum Anwaltsgeheimnis bei internen Untersuchungen im Finanzbereich, in: GesKR (Gesellschafts- und Kapitalmarktrecht) 2/2023
    • Burkhardt Martin, Müller Dominique, Haefeli Viktor Manuel, The Securities Litigation Review 2023 - Switzerland, in: The Law Reviews, 9th edition, June 2023
    • Müller Dominique, Betticher Pascal, Zur Unterbrechung der Verjährung von zivilrechtlichen Ansprüchen durch Geltendmachung im Strafverfahren; Besprechung von BGer, 4A_417/2021 vom 1. September 2022, in: AJP/PJA, 1/2023, 105 et seqq.
    • Frey Harold, Müller Dominique, M&A Litigation 2022 - Switzerland, in: Getting the Deal Through, April 2022, 48-54
    • Müller Dominique, Delli Colli Flavio, Brütsch Susanne, Klarere Konturen für Art. 271 Ziff. 1 StGB, in: GesKR (Gesellschafts- und Kapitalmarktrecht) 1/2022, 115-119
    • Müller Dominique, Delli Colli Flavio, Aspekte der Vinkulierung von nicht börsenkotierten Namenaktien, in: GesKR 2020/1, 140-145
    • Müller Dominique, Oural Miguel, Legal Privilege & Professional Secrecy 2019 - Switzerland, in: Getting the Deal Through, May 2019, 66-71
    • Burkhardt Martin, Oural Miguel, Tunik Daniel, Müller Dominique, Litigation 2019 - Switzerland, in: Chambers Global Practice Guide, 2019
    • Frey Harold, Müller Dominique, Arbitrating M&A Disputes, in: Manuel Arroyo (ed.), Arbitration in Switzerland, 2nd edition, The Netherlands 2018, Vol. I, 1113-1190
    • Müller Dominique, Vock D., Behauptungs-, Bestreitungs- und Substantiierungslast im Rechtsöffnungsverfahren, in: ZZZ 2016, 130 et seqq.
    • Müller Dominique, Kieser Hannes, Keine Aktivlegitimation der Masse zur Geltendmachung von Verantwortlichkeitsansprüchen für ausschliessliche Gläubigerschäden, in: GesKR (Gesellschafts- und Kapitalmarktrecht) 1/2016, 112-115
    • Tschäni Rudolf, Frey Harold, Müller Dominique, Streitigkeiten aus M&A-Transaktionen, Zurich 2013
    • Müller Dominique, Verantwortlichkeitsansprüche der Gläubigergesamtheit: Schadenssubstanziierung, Verjährung und Treuepflichtverletzung, Entscheidbesprechung des Bundesgerichtsurteils 4A_462/2009, in: GesKR 3/2010, 383-388
    • Frey Harold, Müller Dominique, Preisanpassungsstreitigkeiten bei Unternehmenskäufen unter besonderer Berücksichtigung des Schiedsgutachterverfahrens, in: Oertle/Wolf/Breitenstein/Diem (eds.), M&A - Recht und Wirtschaft in der Praxis, Liber Amicorum for Rudolf Tschäni, Zurich 2010, 191-228
  • Contact Details

  • Assistant

  • References

    Very knowledgeable litigator

    Who's Who Legal, 2021

    Pleasure to work with

    Who's Who Legal, 2021

    Very thorough and diligent, yet easy to work with

    Chambers Global, 2020

    He is a very attentive and an outstanding litigator

    Legal 500, 2020

Very knowledgeable litigator

Who's Who Legal, 2021

Pleasure to work with

Who's Who Legal, 2021

Very thorough and diligent, yet easy to work with

Chambers Global, 2020

He is a very attentive and an outstanding litigator

Legal 500, 2020

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Insights

Insights 03.12.2021

New precedent does not provide clear guidance on the boundaries of the Swiss blocking statute

New precedent does not provide clear guidance on the boundaries of the…

In its decision 6B_216/2020 of 1 November 2021, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court confirmed the conviction of an asset manager for illegal acts on behalf of a foreign state. This asset manager had personally transferred client data from Switzerland to the US and handed it over to the US authorities in the context of the tax dispute between Switzerland and the United States. However, this new precedent on Art. 271 of the Swiss Criminal Code does not provide clear guidance on the boundaries of this blocking statute as regards the crucial question as to whether Swiss data can be used in connection with proceedings abroad.

Insights 30.11.2020

Counter-Proposal to Responsible Business Initiative: Overview of New Duties for Companies

Counter-Proposal to Responsible Business Initiative: Overview of New Duties…

On November 29, 2020, the "Responsible Business Initiative" has been rejected by a majority of the Swiss cantons. As a result, the indirect counter-proposal adopted by the Swiss parliament will most likely enter into force. The counter-proposal imposes extensive non-financial reporting duties on large publicly traded companies and regulated financial institutions notably in relation to environmental, social and employment-related matters, respect for human rights as well as anti-corruption. It also lays down additional due diligence duties with regard to conflict minerals, and child labor.

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