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Dominik Elmiger



Switzerland, 2010




German , English , French


Stampfenbachplatz 4
P.O. Box 212
8042 Zurich


+41 58 105 2100

Dominik Elmiger joined LALIVE in 2015 and in 2021 was promoted partner. He specialises in domestic and international litigation, with a special focus on commercial and banking disputes, arbitration-related litigation, asset recovery, white collar crime, recognition and enforcement of foreign judgements and awards, cross-border insolvency proceedings, and mutual legal assistance in civil and criminal matters (including extradition).

He regularly represents clients in complex, often cross-border, banking disputes and commercial disputes (including shareholder disputes, and the liability of directors and officers) before Swiss state courts, and in setting-aside proceedings against arbitral awards before the Swiss Federal Supreme Court. He offers strategic pre-litigation advice in his areas of practice, in particular with regard to the protection and recovery of assets.

Dominik Elmiger is recognised by Who’s Who Legal as a future leader in litigation in Switzerland (non-partner section) and by Legal 500 in Banking and finance.

He is a member of the Zurich Bar Association (ZAV), the Swiss Bar Association (SAV), the International Bar Association (IBA), the international Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA), as well as Dispute Resolution International (DRI), where he is also an active member of the respective litigation commissions.

Prior to joining LALIVE, Dominik Elmiger worked as an associate in the dispute resolution team of a well-known law firm in Zurich (2011-2014) and trained with a leading Zurich law firm (2007-2009). He holds Master’s degrees in Law from the University of St. Gallen (M.A. HSG in Law, 2007) and the University College London (LL.M., 2015, with distinction).

"Dominick Elmiger: Very, very good lawyer. We used him to appeal a bad first instance order; in a matter of days they put together an excellent and persuasive (and ultimately successful) set of appeal papers."

Legal 500, Switzerland – Dispute resolution : Litigation, 2023

"Sandrine Giroud and Dominik Elmiger have been extremely pleasant to work with and get the right result, despite meeting several procedural bumps on the road. Their legal advice has been very clear and easy to follow, and their availability for meetings have been very good."

Legal 500, Switzerland – Dispute resolution : Litigation, 2023

Dominik Elmiger is a "hardworking litigator” singled out among peers as “an up-and-coming practitioner in this area.”

Who's Who Legal, Global Leaders Switzerland - Commercial Litigation: Future Leaders - Partners, 2022

A source says about the LALIVE Zurich team “Very strong client focus, ability to understand complex cases within a short period of time. Focused on client needs and finding optimal solutions. Fair and transparent pricing. Use of state-of-the-art technology.”

Legal 500, Switzerland – Banking and Finance, 2022

He receives wide ranging praise “passionate lawyer” and “specialist in domestic and cross-border litigation”. Sources note that “he is practical and solution focused” and “possesses the ability to provide calm guidance in the most complex situations”.

Who's Who Legal, Switzerland, Litigation: Future Leaders - Non Partners, 2020

International Chamber of Commerce Austria (ICC Austria)

Schweizer und deutsches Recht als Alternative in internationalen Verträgen (Swiss and German law as an alternative in international contracts)

16/03/2021 Webinar André Brunschweiler, Werner Jahnel, Dominik Elmiger Speaker: Overview of specific issues of Swiss law for Austrian lawyers and practitioners

For more information, see the programme.

Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts

MAS Economic Crime Investigation

31/01/2020 Lucerne Dominik Elmiger Lecturer: Corporate law from a white-collar crime perspective