Daniel Staffelbach is a partner in the Corporate & Commercial Team of Walder Wyss. He counsels Swiss and international clients in all sectors of health care & life sciences and in the insurance industry. His main areas of practice include company and contract law, public law and employment law. He advises his clients and also represents them in litigation.

Born in 1966, Daniel Staffelbach studied law at the University of Berne (attorney 1993). He worked at the Administrative Law Panel Fraubrunnen, at the Court of Appeal of the Canton of Berne and in a law firm in Berne. Furthermore, he worked as a legal counsel at an international insurance company and headed the legal department of a leading healthcare organisation. He also acted as a part-time judge at the Swiss Federal Supreme Court.

Daniel Staffelbach speaks German, English and French. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all Switzerland.

Baselbieter Ärztestopp rechtswidrig - Urteil des Kantonsgericht Basel-Landschaft

Zusatzhonorare für Mehrleistungen ausserhalb der Grundversicherung

Teuerungsausgleich in Spitaltarifverträgen im VVG-Bereich

Teuerungsausgleich im VVG-Bereich

Urteil des BVGer C-7017/2015 vom 17. September 2021

COVID-19 vaccination strategy – medical explanation, delegation and abstention

Therapiewahlfreiheit vs. Wirtschaftlichkeitsgebot im Bereich der Spezialitätenliste

Liberté de choix de la thérapie vs principe du caractère économique dans le domaine de la liste des spécialités

Gesundheitseinrichtungen – Verschiebung von nicht dringenden Eingriffen und Therapien

Exceptional assumption of costs for extemporaneous preparations

Auswirkungen der neuen bundesgerichtlichen Rechtsprechung zur Anwendung des Vergaberechts auf Leistungen der spitalexternen Pflege

Change of Pension Fund

Wechsel der Vorsorgeeinrichtung

The "Yasmin" ruling - critical evaluation de lege ferenda

Insurance Litigation 2016 – Switzerland

Insurance Litigation 2015 – Switzerland

New provisions on working hours in the health sector

Video Surveillance

Schweinegrippe und Arbeitsrecht

Short-time employment

Non-competition clauses in termination agreements

Employee participation rights on matters concerning pension funds

Enforceability of non-competition clauses

Commentary to Art. 151–157, 158–163, 492–512 of the Swiss Code of Obligations

Ending an employment relationship by termination agreement

Continuation of wage payments and daily benefits insurance

Age Discrimination II

Age discrimination


Genuine or apparent self-employment?

Productivity, Absences and Insurance of Manpower

Disclosure of Errors in Treatment/Infringement of Medical Due Diligence

New Insurance Law Reforms the Supervision of Insurers in Switzerland

Coordinated hospital planning and distribution of cost between the cantons – Significance of the «closed hospital register» in case of a «medical cause in the broader sense»

Pandemics and employment law

Verschärfte Praxis bei missbräuchlicher Kündigung

The discretion of the authorities in the tariffication according to art. 47 in conjunction with art. 53 of the Swiss Code of Medical Insurance

Insurance Supervision Law (VAG) (English Translation of the Insurance Supervision Law)

Joint Ventures without notification requirement – Avoiding merger control notification

Case note on Federal Insurance Court decision of 20 December 1999 re medical insurance


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