Daniel Lucien Bühr

Partner, Zurich

+41 58 105 2100


Daniel Lucien Bühr

Daniel specialises in corporate governance, regulatory compliance and risk management, white collar crime, principally focusing on board oversight, investigations, sustainability due diligence and reporting. He also advises and represents clients in commercial litigation.

Hailed as a “wonderful combination of investigative expert and compliance counsellor” Legal 500 EMEA, Dispute Resolution, Litigation, 2023, Daniel has broad experience managing complex cross-border legal, compliance and sustainability projects and monitoring corporate remediation measures.


Ranked Tier 2
Legal 500 EMEA, Regulatory, Compliance and Investigations, 2023

“Daniel is one of the most active, reputed and experienced legal counsels for Compliance issues in Switzerland.”
Legal 500 EMEA, Regulatory, Compliance and Investigations, 2023

“Very knowledgeable and practical, and he carefully and accurately explained what we could expect at each step of a sensitive Swiss regulatory matter.”
Legal 500 EMEA, Regulatory, Compliance and Investigations, 2023

Recent publications

Die ESG-Berichterstattung wird massiv unterschätzt(ESG Reporting massively underestimated)
In: HZ Insurance, 2023

Wirksame Aufsicht und Kontrolle durch den Verwaltungsrat (Effective Board Oversight)
In: Recht relevant. für Verwaltungsräte 3, 2023

Swiss corporate sustainability reporting is live. Are you ready for the 2023 report?
In: ESG The Reporting Times, Issue n° 22, 2023

Recent conferences

Kisaco Research
Economic Crime Prevention Switzerland | ESG & Compliance
DANIEL BÜHR, Moderator
(interview with Mr Juergen Boehler-Royett Marcano, Swiss State Secretariat of Economic Affairs) and speaker: ISO Standard 37000 – Governance of organizations
Zurich, 5 April 2022

Europa Institut an der Universität Zürich
2. Tagung zu Kontrollsystemen: ESG und wirksame Aufsicht und Kontrolle (2nd Conference on Control Systems: ESG and effective oversight)
DANIEL BÜHR, Moderator
Zurich, and Live Stream, 31 March 2022

DANIEL BÜHR, Moderator
Annapolis, 10 March 2022

Current memberships

  • Founding member of the International Academy of Financial Crime Litigators (IAFCL)
  • Member of the European Board of the International Association of Independent Corporate Monitors (IAICM)
  • Member of the Expert Committees on governance of organisations and on compliance management systems of the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO)

Career history

  • Partner, LALIVE, 2011 – present
  • Legal Counsel, Swiss multinational, 2006 – 2011

Academic qualifications

  • EMBA, Columbia University, New York, 2004
  • EMBA, London Business School, 2004
  • PhD, University of Berne (summa cum laude), 1993
  • Bar exam, Canton of Berne (magna cum laude), 1991


  • Corporate Commercial Advisory
  • Commercial Litigation
  • ESG
  • Investigations, Regulatory & Compliance
  • White Collar Crime


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Dutch


  • Swiss


  • Switzerland, 1991
“..one of the most active, reputed and experienced legal counsels for Compliance issues in Switzerland” Legal 500 EMEA, Regulatory, compliance and investigations 2023