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Monika Bren


Position: Support

Daniel Hayek is chairman of the board and head of several specialist teams. He focuses on acquisitions of Swiss companies by large strategic buyers as well as on debt restructuring and bankruptcy law. He also specializes in mergers, corporate finance, acquisitions, banking and finance as well as corporate law issues. Daniel Hayek advises clients on all types of domestic and cross-border transactions, including financing and real estate transactions. He also assists banks in acquisition financing.  


+41 44 254 55 55



Admission to the Bar

Admitted in Switzerland (1993) 

Practice Areas

  • Banking & Finance
  • Corporate & M&A
  • Insolvency & Restructuring


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


  • German
  • English
  • French


  • Zurich and Swiss Bar Association
  • International Bar Association


Florina Berg
+41 44 254 55 39

Leonie Meyer
+41 44 254 55 48

„Leading lawyer in the field of insolvency and restructuring." — IFLR 1000 2020

"Daniel Hayek is a notable practicioner. He advises creditors on bankruptcy proceedings, with further experience in handling insolvency-related litigation." — Chambers Europe 2020

"The team is known for well versed restructuring and insolvency proceedings with complex international aspects, benefiting from a network of counsel in other jurisdictions and relationships with bankruptcy administrators and liquidators. Acts for creditors and other stakeholders, most notably banks and investment funds." — Chambers Europe 2020

„Very comprehensive approach to matters, hands-on and pragmatic problem-solver. He works reliably at an excellent quality and speed." — IFLR 1000 2020

„Highly regarded" — IFLR 1000 2020

Global Leader in Insolvency & Restructuring — Who's Who Legal 2020

National Leader in Insolvency & Restructuring — Who's Who Legal 2020

"Led by Daniel Hayek, the restructuring and insolvency practice of Prager Dreifuss AG is well versed in relevant proceedings and acting for creditors like banks, hedge funds or financial institutions. Hayek is noted for his experience in litigation." — Legal 500 2020