Bar admission
Barrister, England and Wales; registered foreign lawyer, Geneva
Nationalities
German, British
Languages
English, German, French
Location
Geneva

PROFESSIONAL
PRACTICE

Daniel Greineder trained at the London Commercial Bar and has practised in the field of international commercial dispute resolution in Geneva and London. He has advised and represented parties to institutional and ad hoc arbitrations and to English court proceedings as well as to contractual price reviews and mediations. His practice focuses on technically complex cases across different industry sectors, in particular disputes arising out of M&A transactions, construction projects, JVs and supply agreements in the energy industry.
Daniel Greineder has often worked with lawyers from different common and civil law backgrounds and many of his cases involve the application of foreign law. He has extensive experience of applications for provisional measures in commercial arbitration. He is an English-qualified barrister and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2005.

Areas of
Expertise

  • Arbitration
  • ADR & Mediation
  • Distribution / Agency
  • Joint Ventures / Consortia
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Transfer of Technology

Industry
Sector

  • Automotive & Heavy Industry Icon Automotive & Heavy Industry
  • Construction & Engineering Icon Construction & Engineering
  • Electricity Supply Icon Electricity Supply
  • Gas Icon Gas
  • Oil Icon Oil
  • Pharmaceutical & Biotech Icon Pharmaceutical & Biotech
  • Transportation & Logistics; Shipping Icon Transportation & Logistics; Shipping
  • Telecommunications Icon Telecommunications

WWL (arbitration – future leaders) says: Daniel Greineder draws high praise from peers who note, “the more technical and complicated the issue, the better he performs”

  • Acting as part of a counsel team in an arbitration under UNCITRAL Rules arising out of a dispute between a Canadian company and two mainland Chinese companies in relation to an unconventional gas project in China.
  • Acted in two related arbitrations, under the ICC Rules and Swiss Rules, respectively, representing a major Turkish building contractor against a Ukrainian state entity (total amount in dispute USD 60 million). In both cases the tribunals decided in favour of the Turkish clients.
  • Assisted in opposing setting aside proceedings against the ICC Award and securing an important victory for the client at the Swiss Supreme Court level, resulting in a seminal decision on aspects of res judicata under Swiss law.
  • Acting as part of a counsel team in the representation of a major European bank in an arbitration under ICC Rules against a pension fund regarding an M&A transaction.
  • Advising a major European energy company in relation to a contractual review of the prices of gas and electricity payable under long-term supply agreements.
  • Assisted a major West European energy company in obtaining a favourable settlement in a contentious contractual review of the price of gas payable to an East European counterparty under a long-term supply agreement.
  • Lead associate in an arbitration under ICC Rules relating to a consultancy agreement for the provision of services in relation to an oil concession in the Middle East.
  • Assisted as part of a large counsel team in defending claims in a EUR 3 billion arbitration under ICC Rules arising out of a disputed settlement agreement and governed by Swiss law.
  • Senior Associate, Peter & Partners, Geneva (2016)
  • Senior Associate and Associate, Python & Peter, Geneva (2011 – 2015)
  • Senior Associate, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, London (2010)
  • Associate, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, London (2007 – 2009)
  • Pupil Barrister, Keating Chambers, London (2006 – 2007)
  • Bar Vocational Course, Inns of Court School of Law, City University, London (2005)
  • Diploma in Law, City University, London (2004)
  • D.Phil., Magdalen College, Oxford University (2004)
  • M.St. (Distinction), Magdalen College, Oxford University (2000)
  • B.A. (First Class Honours), Magdalen College, Oxford University (1999)
  • Inner Temple (Major Scholarship, 2004)
  • ASA Below 40
  • Witness evidence in international commercial arbitration

    In: Financier Worldwide Magazine, October 2017

  • Global Arbitration Review – Overview: Joint Venture Disputes

    The European, Middle Eastern and African Arbitration Review 2016-2017

    with Konstantin Christie
  • Chapter on Switzerland in Arbitration of M&A Transactions

    A Practical Global Guide (with Sébastien Besson and Nina Thommesen) London, 2014

  • A View from the Mountain Top: A Challenge to International Arbitral Practice

     in Thomas Mann’s Magic Mountain (with Maxi Scherer) Kluwerblog, 2010