Project Description

Daniela Fiorillo has 14 years of experience as a corporate lawyer. Before joining Kaiser Odermatt & Partner AG, Daniela practiced for as a corporate lawyer with Bär & Karrer AG, a leading Swiss law firm, and then headed the Swiss central legal department of PWC AG, a big four consulting firm.

Particular mention deserves Daniela’s in-depth knowledge and experience with the Swiss law on mergers and acquisition (national and international transactions), including mergers, spin offs, Joint Ventures, seat transfers, but also Private-Equity transaction. She regularly also coordinates global projects embedding restructuring and reorganization legal work.

Daniela is a specialist in general corporate and commercial as well as in corporate governance matters, including advice of listed companies in “Minder” questions / Ordinance against excessive compensation.

Another field in which Daniela has developed a very substantial part of her legal practice are contractual matters (including license, distribution, outsourcing and R&D agreements), Private Equity and Joint Ventures.

Daniela advises also Swiss and foreign private clients, executives as well as entrepreneurs regarding complex estate and succession planning matters including foundations, prenuptial agreements, wills and relocations to Switzerland. She also specializes in international private law, employment and inheritance law.

Daniela is admitted to the Swiss Bar. She represents clients in court in several Swiss cantonal jurisdictions.

Languages: German, Italian, English, French


  • Corporate & Commercial law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Listed companies (VegüV and Compensation Reports)
  • International Business Restructuring (IBR)
  • Joint Ventures
  • Reorganization & Insolvency
  • Labour Law
  • Contract Law
  • International Private Law
  • Intellectual Property Rights (Patent, Trademark, Copyright and other IP-related issues)
  • Private Clients (Inheritance law, Succession Planning, Prenuptial Agreements, Wills, Real Estate/Lex Friedrich, Relocations)
  • Litigation


  • since August 2020 Partner with Kaiser Odermatt & Partner AG
  • 2013 – 2020 Head Legal Central with PricewaterhouseCoopers AG
  • 2009 – 2013 Senior Associate with Bär & Karrer AG
  • 2008 – 2009 Associate with Kaufmann Rüedi Rechtsanwälte
  • 2007 – 2008 Associate with Bär & Karrer AG
  • 2007 Doctor’s Degree (Ph.D. equivalent), University of Berne, Switzerland
  • 2004 – 2006 Academic associate with the Institute of Economic Law of the university of Berne (professorship Prof. Dr. Roland von Büren)
  • 2004 Regulated attorney-at-law, University of Berne, Switzerland
  • 2003 – 2004 Law clerk at the district court of Thun
  • 2002 – 2003 Trainee Law with a law firm in Berne
  • 2002 Law Degree, University of Berne (lic. iur.)


  • SAV (Swiss Bar Association)
  • Bar Association of the Canton of Lucerne
  • Member SwissBoardForum
  • Member of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce of Central Switzerland (IHZ)


  • The requirement of informed consent on the patentability of biotechnological inventions using human material
  • Digitalisation in Swiss company law

Deals & Cases

Philippe Kaiser as exam expert

4. November 2020|

Philippe Kaiser is working since many years during the Federal Professional Examination for Purchasing Specialists of the Professional Association for Purchasing and Supply Management - as examination expert . In the examination subject (international)

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