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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

Daniel Kinzer advises and defends businesses and individuals in regards to contentious matters in the areas of criminal law, economic criminal law, administrative criminal law, contractual and financial litigation, real estate law (public and private), employment law (public service and private law), computer law and data protection.

Following his graduation from the University of Oxford (UK) with a MA in Physics and Philosophy, Daniel Kinzer obtained a degree in Swiss law and a Master's degree in French law (Fribourg – Paris) in 2003 (with honors) and passed the bar exam in 2005 (top of his class).

Daniel Kinzer joined the firm in 2006. He has been a partner since 2012.

He regularly participates to conferences as a speaker on legal issues in criminal procedure and real estate law.

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Education

  • 2005 – Bar exam
  • 2000-2002 – Master of Laws, University Paris II (Pantheon-Assas) (France)
  • 1998-2002 – Law degree, University of Fribourg (Switzerland)
  • 1990-1993 – MA Phys. Phil, University of Oxford (United Kingdom)
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Memberships

  • Moderator of the Criminal Law Forum of the Geneva Bar Association (November 2017 to present)
  • 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 present)
  • Member of the Training Committee of FSA specialist lawyers in criminal law (2018 to present)
  • Geneva Association of Business Law (AGDA)
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Publications

Real Estate

  • "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, 201

Criminal Law

  • "Les no-goes de la défense pénale", Revue de l'avocat, June-July 2019
  • Code pénal II: Art. 111-392 (Commentaire romand), Helbing & Lichtenhahn (articles 251 and 252 CP), 2017
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Lectures list

  • Lecturer at Geneva Law School (“Ecole d’avocature”) (since 2014)
  • "Les faux dans les titres", lecture to future FSA specialist lawyers in criminal law, Geneva, June 9th 2018
  • "P&P, risques et mesures – aspects juridiques", training about information security, University of Geneva, Geneva, June 20th 2018
  • "CMS Talks | 5 perspectives sur le trust" (criminal law aspects), Hotel Mandarin Oriental, Geneva, November 20th 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", Hotel Mandarin Oriental, 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
  • "LDTR, la vente d’appartements", "La pratique de la LDTR - Thèmes choisis d’actualité" seminar organised by Geneva Bar Association, Auditorium FER (Fédération des Entreprises Romandes), Geneva, December 4th 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, Genève, 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, Genève, 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 Training Committee of 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 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, Genève, 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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