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Daniel Kinzer

Partner

CMS von Erlach Poncet Ltd.
Rue Bovy-Lysberg 2
P.O. Box 5824
1211 Geneva 11
Switzerland
Languages French, English, German, Spanish

The main areas of Daniel Kinzer’s practice lie in criminal law, white-collar crime, real estate law (administrative regulation and contracts), arbitration, labour law, IT law and data protection.

Daniel Kinzer is member of the Geneva bar association. After having been awarded an MA in Physics and Philosophy at Oxford (GB), Daniel Kinzer studied law at Fribourg (CH) and Paris (F), obtaining degrees in Swiss and French law in 2003. He was admitted to bar practice in 2005 (top of his class).

Daniel Kinzer joined law firm ZPG in 2006 and became partner in 2012.

Daniel Kinzer regularly takes part as a speaker in conferences relating to developments in criminal procedure and real estate law.

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Education

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Memberships

  • Moderator of the Criminal Law Forum of the Geneva Bar Association (November 2017 to now)
  • Member of the Criminal Law Commission of the Geneva Bar Association (2010 to present)
  • Member of the special Criminal Law Commission of the Swiss Bar Association (2017 to today)
  • Member of the FSA Specialised Lawyer Training Committee in Criminal Law (2018 to today)
  • Geneva Association of Business Law (AGDA)
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Publications

  • "La surveillance et le contrôle des loyers dans le temps", in : Imprescriptibilité, contrôle et responsabilité - Les effets du droit de propriété dans le temps, Foëx/Hottelier (eds.), Collection genevoise, Schulthess Éditions Romandes, 2018
  • Code pénal II: Art. 111-392 (Commentaire romand), Helbing & Lichtenhahn (articles 251 et 252 CP), 2017
  • Commentaire ATF 124 IV 274 (JdT 199 IV 81), propaedeutic work, University of Fribourg, February 2nd 2001
  • "Emissionsrechtehandel : eine Alternative zu den Umweltabgaben ?", Theme II.6 of the seminar organised by the Law Faculty of the University of Fribourg, Grand St-Bernard, February 2000
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Lectures list

  • Lecturer at Geneva Law School (“Ecole d’avocature”)
    • Drafting criminal court documents at first instance (with Mrs Nathalie MAGNENAT FUCHS, Judge at the Geneva Juvenile Court) (2014 to 2016)
    • Civilian hearing (with Mrs Hanna KALA, Judge at the Geneva Court of First Instance, and Mr Dominique BURGER, Attorney at the Geneva Bar) (2016 to today)
    • Introduction to hearings (with Ms Sophie THORENS-ALADJEM, Judge at the Geneva Court of First Instance) (2017 to today)
  • "CMS Talks | 5 perspectives sur le trust" (penal aspects), Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Geneva, November 20th 2018
  • "P&P, risques et mesures – aspects juridiques", training on information security (module 35, session 4), University of Geneva, Geneva, June 20th 2018
  • "Les faux dans les titres", presentation to future FSA lawyers in criminal law, Geneva, June 9th 2018
  • "La relativité restreinte en matière de hausse et de baisse de loyer", real estate seminar organised by CGI Conseils, Geneva, March 20th 2018
  • "Le secteur financier face à l’évolution du droit pénal fiscal", Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Geneva, November 21st 2017
  • "Vente d’un appartement au locataire en place : affiner la machine à pronostics", "Les Sprints de l’Immobilier 2017" seminar organised by CGI Conseils, Geneva, June 22nd 2017
  • Lectures & discussions, "Troisièmes Rencontres Internationales des Bureaux de la Défense", University of Geneva, Geneva, October 22nd & 23rd 2015
  • "LDTR, la vente d’appartements", "La pratique de la LDTR - Thèmes choisis d’actualité" seminar organised by the Geneva Bar Association, Fédération des Entreprises Romandes (FER), Geneva, December 4th 2015
  • Introduction to a practical case, "L’avocat dans les écoles", Geneva, October 26th to 30th 2015
  • "Contrat d’entreprise : nouvelles jurisprudences relatives à l’interruption de l’exécution par le maître", "Les Sprints de l’Immobilier 2015" seminar organised by CGI Conseils, Geneva, September 17th 2015
  • "La responsabilité pour recours abusifs", "Les Sprints de l’Immobilier 2014" seminar organised by CGI Conseils, Geneva, September 25th 2014
  • "La hausse de loyer après la période de blocage LDTR", "Travaux et augmentation de loyer" seminar organised by CGI Conseils, Geneva, March 25th 2014
  • "La répartition des coûts de rénovation de l’immeuble sur les loyers", "Les Sprints de l’Immobilier 2013" seminar organised by CGI Conseils, Geneva, September 26th 2013
  • "Les procédures spéciales (ordonnance pénale et procédure simplifiée) et quelques particularités s’agissant de l’indemnisation et du statut de la victime", "Nouveau CPP : Quel bilan deux ans après l’entrée en vigueur ?" seminar organised by the ‘Commission de formation permanente’ of the Geneva Bar Association, University of Geneva, Geneva, June 24th 2013
  • "Les conséquences judiciaires d’une erreur médicale", "Bien-être au travail dans les hôpitaux : une autre approche de la qualité" seminar organised by the anaesthesiology departement of the Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève (HUG), Geneva, June 21st 2013
  • "PLQ, LGZD, Loi sur les surélévations : qu’est-ce qui prime ?", "Les Sprints de l’Immobilier 2011" seminar organised by CGI Conseils, Geneva, September 29th 2011
  • "Modifications dites mineures dans un PLQ en force", "Les Sprints de l’Immobilier 2010" seminar organised by CGI Conseils, Geneva, September 30th 2010
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