Avocat, Dr. iur., LL.M.
Dario Galli is a senior associate in Walder Wyss's Corporate/M&A team. His work focuses on contract, commercial, and corporate law as well as employee participation schemes and incentive agreements, and he specializes in private national and international mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions.
Dario publishes regularly in his areas of practice. In particular, he engages with the latest rulings on general contract, sales, and corporate law, and comments on Swiss Federal Supreme Court decisions in these areas. Also, since 2022 he has been a lecturer in drafting contracts at the Swiss Distance University of Applied Sciences (FFHS).
Born in 1988, Dario studied law at the University of Bern, Switzerland (BLaw 2013; MLaw 2014, with an additional specialization in private law) and the University of Chicago Law School, Illinois, USA (LL.M. 2021). Moreover, he earned his Ph.D. in tort law from the University of Freiburg, Switzerland (Dr. iur. 2021), for which he was awarded the "Professor Walther Hug Prize for Ph.D. 2020/21" and the "Prix d'Excellence 2022" of the Swiss Association for Tort Law and Insurance Law. Dario was admitted to the Bern bar in 2017. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practice throughout Switzerland.
Before joining Walder Wyss as an associate in 2018, Dario worked as a judicial intern at the District Court for the District of Emmental-Oberaargau in Burgdorf, Switzerland (2014–2015) and as a junior associate (2015–2016) as well as a legal employee (2016–2017) at Walder Wyss. Dario's professional languages are primarily German and English, although he also speaks Italian and French.