Daniel Hayek

Admitted in Switzerland (1993)

Daniel Hayek is chairman of the management committee and head of Prager Dreifuss’ Corporate & M&A team. He specialises in mergers and acquisitions (mainly strategic buyers), corporate finance, takeovers, banking and finance and corporate matters. He is advising business clients in all types of domestic and cross-border transactions, including finance and real estate transactions. Daniel advised major US and German banks in acquisition finance transactions and in the recovery of distressed debt. In these fields Daniel is also representing clients in court and before arbitration tribunals. Lately, Daniel’s practice involved acquisitions of Swiss targets for major strategic buyers from a variety of industries (chemical, automotive, transport) as well as debt restructuring and insolvency law.

Chambers Europe recommends his “extensive knowledge and experience in complex, cross-border cases”  and his very good judgment and strategic advice” (Chambers Europe 2018 edition). Daniel is rated as “highly regarded” in the IFLR1000 Lawyer Profile 2019 for the practice areas “Banking and M&A”.

Practice Areas


  • New York University (LL.M., 1995)
  • University of Zurich (lic.iur., 1990)


  • German
  • English
  • French


  • Zurich and Swiss Bar Association
  • International Bar Association