Daniel Durante

Daniel Durante



“Daniel is very systematic and thoughtful in his approach to arbitration proceedings” “He impresses with his dedication to his clients and thoroughness” “He has the valuable ability of anticipating the moves of the counterparty” (Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration Future Leaders – Partners 2023).

Daniel Durante is “an extremely knowledgeable and attentive lawyer” “He developed the strategy to be adopted during the arbitration with extreme attention to all details” “Daniel has the ability to process large amounts of information that he continuously uses to verify that everything is directed towards the goal” “He managed to establish a relationship of trust with us that made the work simple and even pleasant” (Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration Future Leaders – Partners 2022).

Daniel Durante represents the values Patocchi & Marzolini is built upon. He is extremely intelligent and knowledgeable and has an eye for detail.  He is also very easy to work with(Legal 500 2021).

Daniel Durante is “a bright and talented lawyer, probably the most brilliant lawyer in Geneva, if not in Switzerland” “A pleasure to work with” “He is very dedicated” (Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2021 – Future Leaders – Non-Partners).

Academic Degrees/Qualifications

2015 Ph.D., Faculty of Laws, University of Geneva
2014 Attorney-at-Law admitted to the Bar of Geneva
2012 Certificate of Advanced Studies in Legal Professions
2009 Master of Laws (Economic and Business Law), Faculty of Laws, University of Geneva
2008 Bachelor of Laws, Faculty of Laws, University of Geneva

Professional Experience

Jan. 2021 – Partner with PATOCCHI & MARZOLINI, Geneva
Jul. 2017 –
Dec. 2020
Associate/Senior Associate with PATOCCHI & MARZOLINI, Geneva
Feb. 2014 –
Jun. 2017
Associate/Senior Associate with Lenz & Staehelin (International Arbitration Group), Geneva
Jul. 2012 –
Jan. 2014
Junior Associate with Lenz & Staehelin (International Arbitration Group), Geneva
Feb.  2009 –
Jun. 2012
Paralegal with Lenz & Staehelin (International Arbitration Group), Geneva


2021 ASA below 40 Co-chair
2015 International Bar Association (IBA)
2014 Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
2014 ICC YAF
2012 Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA)
2012 Geneva Bar Association (OdA)


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