Michael Daphinoff

Michael Daphinoff

Dr. iur., LL.M., Attorney at Law, Partner

michael.daphinoff@kellerhals-carrard.ch

Effingerstrasse 1
CH-3001 Berne

Tel +41 58 200 35 00

Fax +41 58 200 35 11

Assistant:

Demi Rutschmann

+41 58 200 35 53

demi.rutschmann@kellerhals-carrard.ch


Michael Daphinoff is a partner at Kellerhals Carrard and specialises in litigation and domestic and international commercial arbitration across various industries. He also provides advice and represents his clients in enforcement proceedings and in international legal assistance matters.
In particular, he advises and represents accused and injured parties in white-collar crime and fraud cases and assists clients in relation to internal investigations. In addition, he advises his clients in compliance matters and supports clients in crisis management in connection with proceedings and internal  investigations.


Practice areas
  • White collar crime, international legal assistance
  • Internal investigations & compliance
  • Litigation
  • National and international arbitration
  • Employment law
  • Corporate and business law, incl. corporate governance
  • Financial services
Practice groups
  • Arbitration
  • Litigation and insolvency
  • Compliance, white collar crime
  • Financial services
  • Employment law
Education
  • 2016: LL.M. at King's College (London) in arbitration and dispute resolution
  • 2012: Dr. iur., University of Fribourg
  • 2012: Admission to the Bar
  • 2007: MLaw, University of Fribourg and Strasbourg (with the special mentions «bilingual» and «European Law»)
Experience / Career
  • since 10/2019: Partner, Kellerhals Carrard Berne
  • 2012-2019: Associate with Walder Wyss Zurich and Berne
  • 2012: Lawyer in the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)
  • before 2012: Various internships at the Administrative Court of the canton of Berne, the District Court of Biel and the Swiss National Accident Insurance Fund (SUVA)
Languages
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
Memberships
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
  • Bernese Bar Association (BAV)
  • Swiss Lawyer's Association (SJV)
  • Bernese Lawyer's Association (BJV)
  • Section "criminal law" of BAV
Further activities
  • since 2016: Teacher at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW)
  • since 2016: Chairman of the Federal Conciliation Board for the settlement of collective labour disputes
  • since 2013: Member of Parliament of the city of Berne
Publications and presentations
  • Handlungsfähigkeit
    Referat, Bern 3. Juni 2019, mit Christine Glättli

  • Unternehmensstrafbarkeit
    Referat, Bern 21. Mai 2019

  • Mobbing, sexuelle Belästigung und Whistleblowing: Wie gehe ich als Arbeitgeber damit um?
    Referat, Bern 8. Mai 2019, mit Pascale Köster

  • Vermögensübertragungen
    Referat, Bern 21. Februar 2019, mit Christine Glättli

  • Stolperfallen/Haftungsrisiken des Anlageberaters unter FIDLEG
    Referat, Bern 11. September 2018

  • Vers une renonciation tacite au recours contre une sentence arbitrale (art. 192 al. 1 LDIP) ? - Résumé et commentaire de l’ATF 143 III 55
    Michael Daphinoff und David Cuendet, in: ASA Bulletin 4/2017, S. 860-871

  • Wenn die AG in Schieflage gerät
    Referat, Bern 3. Mai 2017

  • BGer 5A_39/2016, 19.4.2016: Erhält der Kläger, der bereits in den Genuss einer Nachfrist gemäss Art. 132 ZPO gekommen ist, durch Anwendung des Art. 63 ZPO eine weitere Nachfrist?
    in: Aktuelle Juristische Praxis (AJP) 3/2017, S. 404-407

  • Die Grenzen der Kündigungsfreiheit im Arbeitsrecht
    Referat, Bern 6. Mai 2015

  • Konventionalstrafe - Fluch oder Segen
    Referat, Bern 5. November 2014

  • Das Strafbefehlsverfahren in der Schweizerischen Strafprozessordnung
    Dissertation Freiburg i.Ue., Schulthess Verlag, AISUF-Reihe, Zürich 2012

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