Dr. Daniel Donauer, LL.M.
Dr. Daniel Donauer, LL.M.

Dr. Daniel Donauer, LL.M.

Senior Associate, Zurich

Schiffbaustrasse 2 | P.O. Box | CH-8031 Zurich | Switzerland
Schiffbaustrasse 2 | P.O. Box | CH-8031 Zurich | Switzerland
T +41 58 552 07 43


Daniel Donauer is an attorney in the firm’s Zurich office and a member of the Product Regulation, Intellectual Property and Litigation & Arbitration practice groups.

Daniel Donauer’s practice focuses on matters in the life sciences sector. In this context, he advises his clients on both regulatory and litigation issues of health care and medical law, in particular on product regulation and product implementation for pharmaceuticals and medicinal products, medical devices, food, alcohol and tobacco products, consumer goods (i.e., cosmetics, human contact articles, etc.) as well as chemicals, and handles matters in the area of advertising law. In addition, he advises and litigates in intellectual property matters. A particular focus of his advice lies in the area of health insurance law as well as in the area of care law. Furthermore, he assists clients with medical law matters in the area of human research, reproductive medicine or genetic engineering and advises on medical professionals’ law as well as physician and patient law.

Daniel Donauer is author and editor of legal books and treatises. He regularly publishes on topics related to health and medical law as well as intellectual property law.

Daniel Donauer studied at the University of Bern (BLaw/MLaw) and in a special program focused on health law at the University of Washington in the USA (LL.M. – Academic Excellence Award for the best degree in his year). In 2021, he completed a continuing education program in medicine law at the University of Zurich (CAS, Medicine Law). He furthermore obtained his doctorate (Dr. iur) from the University of Lucerne in 2018.

Prior to being admitted to the bar in the Canton of Zurich in 2016, he worked as a legal intern at the Civil and Criminal Court as well as at a law firm in the Canton of Solothurn. Subsequently, he practiced at the Department of Economic and Home Affairs of the Canton of Aargau. Before being admitted to the bar, he also worked as a legal intern at one of Switzerland’s leading law firms in Zurich. After completing his legal internship, Daniel Donauer worked as a research assistant at the Chair of the Law of Obligations and Civil Procedure at the University of Lucerne.

Prior to joining MLL Legal, Daniel Donauer worked as an attorney specializing in health and medical law at one of the leading law firms in Zurich.

He is fluent in German and English.

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Rankings & Awards

Chambers and Partners Thought Leader 2022Law Review Expert Panel 2022Chambers and Partners Contributor Badge Chambers 2022 SwitzerlandLaw Review Expert Panel 2021

Education & Admission

  • University of Zurich, CAS Medical Law (2021)
  • University of Washington, USA (Health Law), LL.M. (2020)
  • University of Lucerne, Dr. iur. (2018)
  • Admitted to the bar in Switzerland (2016)
  • University of Berne, MLaw (2013)

Memberships and public offices

  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)


  • German
  • English


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