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White-Collar Crime — Switzerland


Bär & Karrer AG - White-Collar Crime Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Market-leading practice known for its expertise in multi-jurisdictional and domestic corporate investigations, mutual judicial assistance proceedings and asset-tracing cases. Further experience advising on the implementation of 'white money' strategies. Deep experience representing both defendants and plaintiffs before cantonal and federal authorities. Specialised in the financial services, life sciences and technology sectors, as well as representing private individuals.

Strengths One client enthuses that the team's client service is "top-notch," adding: "They are particularly attentive, know our business from all angles, continually monitor the subject matter and anticipate repercussions in areas beyond the obvious reach of an investigation, while proposing concrete and practical recommendations."

Another client appreciates the "expert opinions and wise advice" the team gives, further underlining the team's responsiveness. They say: "When the main lawyer contact is absent, there is always a contact person."

A source further emphasises: "They were very responsive, turned around written advice quickly and were available at very short notice."

Work highlights Advised the Swiss subsidiary of an international energy group on a cross-border investigation into alleged bribery and corruption.

Notable practitioners

Saverio Lembo advises on cases relating to the theft of sensitive data and enjoys further expertise representing clients in criminal proceedings and before FINMA. Clients enthuse that he "puts minds at ease" and is "authoritative, responsive and a pleasure to work with." Another source adds: "He is proactive, always reachable, practical and very knowledgeable, not only with respect to legal technicalities but also very familiar with the forum in which white-collar disputes are heard."

Andreas Länzlinger handles a range of investigations, such as those relating to alleged bribery schemes and misleading public information. He has further capabilities advising on cross-border proceedings related to tax, money laundering and the falsification of documents. He frequently represents clients in the pharmaceutical, technology and finance sectors.

Andrew Garbarski has experience assisting with cross-border investigations in addition to handling financial and commercial litigation. One source states that he is "very good technically, and original in his thinking."

About the Team (content provided by Bär & Karrer AG)

Our White Collar Crime team defends individuals and companies in complex criminal matters and represents victims of frauds and other wrongdoings in asset tracing cases before criminal law authorities.

We have extensive experience in conducting investigations to explore suspected criminal acts and regulatory breaches for corporations in Switzerland and around the world. We investigate incidents to assess criminal and civil liability and to determine their impact on our clients. Furthermore, we advise our clients on the implications of criminal breaches and on how to respond to them.

  • Representing and defending clients in white collar crime matters
  • International legal and administrative assistance
  • Investigations on behalf of corporate bodies or supervisory authorities
  • Crisis management and reputation protection
  • Coordinating cross-border proceedings

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Lalive - White-Collar Crime Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Acclaimed team with impressive white-collar crime expertise, particularly in the area of cross-border investigations and whistle-blowing cases. Areas of particular expertise include multi-jurisdictional fraud and corruption cases, asset recovery and corporate compliance. Has experience representing states, high net worth individuals and companies active in the banking, business consultancy, transport and sports sectors.

Strengths One impressed source enthuses that the team possesses "talented lawyers who represent clients and their profession in superb fashion," while also noting that "they are excellent in dealing with the international components of negotiations and representation."

One client highlights the ability of the team to "focus on the main important topics," and praises its lawyers for being able to "handle complex and sensitive investigation matters."

Work highlights Acted as Swiss counsel to KBA NotaSys on a self-reporting case regarding a suspected corporate failure to prevent bribery of foreign officials.

Notable practitioners

Marc Henzelin has expertise in a range of matters in the field, including representing whistle-blower employees and assisting with asset recovery matters in both a domestic and multi-jurisdictional context. He has further experience handling cases arising from allegations of money laundering, fraud and the bribery of foreign officials.

Simone Nadelhofer is "very bright and experienced," with "a strong dedication to win a case," according to one impressed source. She advises on self-reporting matters and has additional capabilities handling criminal and civil recovery proceedings and commercial fraud cases. She represents both private individuals and clients from the consultancy and technology sectors.

About the Team (content provided by Lalive)

LALIVE has a significant White-Collar crime practice which provides strategic and tactical representation to States, corporations and individuals (often politically exposed public figures) around the world, in all areas of white collar crime.

The team is particularly well known for its advice in high profile, complex and cross-border fraud, corruption and white-collar crime cases as well as for its growing practice in mutual judicial assistance proceedings (including extradition) and sanctions work. A large volume of the practice’s work focuses on the search and recovery of assets as well as on representation in cases involving, tax fraud, money laundering, embezzlement, disloyal management and cybercrime. Furthermore, the firm has an established corporate investigations and compliance offering.

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Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd - White-Collar Crime Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Outstanding team with an excellent track record in asset tracing and recovery, internal investigations and corporate criminal liability. Represents states, high net worth individuals and numerous prestigious financial institutions in both domestic and cross-border matters. The team has been increasingly active of late in the field of sanctions.

Strengths One client praises the team as "very solid" and adds that "you are in good hands" when working with the lawyers.

Another source underlines that the firm is "very experienced" in criminal matters.

Work highlights Represented Odebrecht and Braskem in domestic Swiss proceedings, valued at USD3.5 billion, related to the high-profile Petrobras scandal.

Advised an international trading group on a cross-border mutual legal assistance request regarding an alleged corruption scheme.

Notable practitioners

Paul Gully-Hart represented clients in criminal investigations into alleged corruption schemes and has further expertise concerning allegations of money laundering and disclosure orders. He is an "excellent lawyer," according to peers, who add that they "would go to him for advice."

Benjamin Borsodi advised Gunvor Group on an internal investigation relating to allegations of corruption and has further experience assisting with cross-border mutual assistance proceedings, money laundering cases and obtaining frozen assets.

Peter Burckhardt represented a family office in criminal proceedings concerning an alleged failure to declare the appropriate value of goods at customs. He has further experience of domestic and cross-border money laundering matters, as well as enforcement proceedings. One peer states that he is "extremely reliable."

Vincent Jeanneret's work includes representing a former senior manager of a well-known international bank in a major tax fraud and money laundering case. He has further expertise handling embezzlement and major fraud issues within the corporate and financial fields. One peer also states that he is "extremely capable."

About the Team (content provided by Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd)

Schellenberg Wittmer is one of the few Swiss business law firms to have acknowledged early on the increasing impact of regulatory requirements, compliance issues and white-collar crime on the conduct of ordinary business.

We are well-placed to advise our clients in situations where they are victims of criminal conduct or involved in criminal investigations. We also design and implement general prevention and compliance programs for companies wishing to train their employees on how to avoid such detrimental conduct. If the need arises, we can put into place a multi-disciplinary legal team that consists of tax experts, corporate lawyers and litigators.

Our specialists are also well-versed in general civil litigation. They are all multilingual and have been involved extensively in foreign proceedings, including in common law jurisdictions. Thus, our clients can rely on us to leverage our special combination of skills and resources to deal with complex national and international matters

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Homburger - White-Collar Crime Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Widely respected, multidisciplinary team with expertise in a wide range of white-collar crime issues, such as corruption and embezzlement cases. Also active in internal investigations and representing clients in multi-jurisdictional dawn raids. Advises a range of companies, governments and high-profile individuals. Highly active in the financial services sector.

Strengths One client enthuses that the team is "ideal for highly complex matters," noting its "profound experience" and impressive reputation. The client also appreciates that the team is "very responsive" and "thinks outside the box."

Notable practitioners

Flavio Romerio is "a very smart, very strategic and talented lawyer," according to one client, while another source adds that he possesses "outstanding analytical skills and a pragmatic approach." He has notable experience assisting clients with global internal investigations into corruption and dawn raids, as well as advising on compliance frameworks.

About the Team (content provided by Homburger)

The White Collar | Investigations working group represents corporations and managers in white collar crime and compliance matters and in investigations.

In particular, our White Collar | Investigations working group:

  • Conducts internal and regulatory investigations of Swiss corporations, particularly in connection with the increasingly aggressive regulatory supervision in the financial services industry, competition matters, and the health care sector;​
  • Represents the interests of its clients in connection with investigations before Swiss and foreign regulators and prosecutors;
  • Conducts internal investigations for clients to explore possible criminal and regulatory breaches by managers and employees, and advises clients on the proper measures to address any identified deficiencies ; ​
  • Assists clients in developing and improving their compliance programs, codes of conduct and whistle-blowing programs;
  • Advises and represents businesses in relation to other white collar crimes, including breach of capital markets rules, fraud, insider trading, and efforts to combat money laundering and corruption.

Given the often international scope of our working group's cases, we have extensive experience in international judicial and administrative assistance procedures.

Homburger operates its own IT infrastructure to quickly, efficiently and confidentially conduct even the most substantial e-mail reviews.

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Lenz & Staehelin - White-Collar Crime Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Superb reputation in corporate investigations, compliance issues and representation in criminal proceedings. Acts for clients in the financial services, construction and consumer goods sectors on matters such as alleged bribery of foreign officials and misappropriation of funds.

Strengths Clients praise the "realistic approach" taken by the team and further describe its lawyers as "people that you can trust, due to their judgement, integrity and the fact they are available 24/7."

The team is also respected for its client- and solution-oriented approach, with one peer noting: "The lawyers of Lenz & Staehelin show commitment and initiative, have the ability to work hard and demonstrate a remarkable solution-oriented approach."

Work highlights Assisted Vigier with an internal investigation and compliance programme concerning white-collar crimes.

Advised Implenia on an internal investigation and its pursuit of criminal charges against individual former managers.

Notable practitioners

Miguel Oural assists clients with investigations, as well as matters arising from allegations of bribery and the misappropriation of assets. One peer admires his approach to mandates, stating that he is "always reflective and always anticipates a few moves ahead, like a chess player." Another source appreciates that he "has a good knowledge of negotiations" and that he is "good at finding solutions, is reliable and always responds promptly; he's someone we can really trust."

About the Team (content provided by Lenz & Staehelin)

Lenz & Staehelin enjoys a longstanding and in depth experience in white-collar criminal investigations, particularly in the financial, the construction and cement, and consumer goods industries.

We benefit from a very experienced and focussed team of lawyers,  that has been working together as a team partly for years. We further enjoy a strong IT interface, meaning that our lawyers have extensive IT knowledge, with access to two software solutions in-house to conduct research, including forensic research.

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Niederer Kraft Frey - White-Collar Crime Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Significant team advising on all aspects of white-collar crime. Areas of expertise include internal investigations, administrative assistance proceedings and money laundering cases. Additional capabilities advising on compliance and anti-bribery matters, as well as banking secrecy issues and misappropriation of funds. Active in the financial services, construction and sports sectors.

Strengths One client praises the team's "excellent reputation and highly skilled professionals," highlighting that "their service is pragmatic and tailored to our needs."

Work highlights Assisted a Swiss construction company with a criminal investigation into an alleged fraud committed by one of its former directors, where the amount at stake exceeded CHF10 million.

Represented BMW in proceedings against the Swiss Competition Commission following a CHF156 million fine levied in response to BMW's alleged prevention of direct and parallel imports into Switzerland.

Notable practitioners

Adrian Kammerer and Peter Honegger are key contacts for this practice area.

About the Team (content provided by Niederer Kraft Frey)

Niederer Kraft & Frey's experts have extensive experience of both the avoidance as well as the successful handling of difficult investigations and proceedings involving supervisory and judicial authorities.

In close cooperation with our Dispute Resolution Team we represent various financial service providers in civil-law disputes and negotiations, both in and out of court.

A further important area of our work is the representation of regulated institutions and their corporate bodies during preliminary investigations and administrative proceedings (regulatory enforcement) by FINMA, other supervisory bodies or self-regulation bodies. We are also very actively involved in carrying out critical internal investigations for our clients, frequently for presentation to Swiss and foreign supervisory authorities.

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CMS - White-Collar Crime Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-regarded practice, with notable experience assisting clients with tax and investment fraud allegations, as well as proceedings related to embezzlement and fraudulent mismanagement. Further expertise in international mutual legal assistance, anti-bribery and corruption cases. Noted for its comprehensive international network, advising domestic and international clients from the technology, pharmaceutical and financial services sectors.

Strengths One impressed client states: "They were outstanding and exceeded expectations in every way."

Others praise the "very fast reaction times" of the team, adding that "their responsiveness is very good - they kept to deadlines."

Work highlights Defended Swiss national Xavier Justo, whistle-blower in the high-profile 1MBD money-laundering investigation, following his imprisonment in Thailand.

Notable practitioners

Bernhard Lötscher is "able to explain the subtle aspects of this field of law to lawyers and laymen alike." Another source praises his "excellent communication skills" and adds: "He ensured that the interests of our company, and of our customers, were fully safeguarded." He has experience of internal investigations into disloyal conduct and breaches of company secrets, as well as assisting with proceedings into alleged tax fraud and counterfeiting.

About the Team (content provided by CMS)

  • Extensive experience in the field of international mutual legal assistance and cross-border investigations in criminal and administrative (regulatory) matters. Current cases include the investigation of a large scale "man in the middle" fraud (cyber-crime) and the representation of a leading provider of artificial intelligence technology vis-à-vis Swiss regulatory bodies in connection with inquiries about suspected non-compliance with export control laws.
  • Special focus on financial services sector: 
  • Insider trading
  • Market manipulation
  • Money laundering allegations
  • Securities and investment fraud.
  • Particular understanding of clients' needs thanks to combination of expertise in the fields of banking and finance, regulatory and penal law
  • Geographic reach and ability to handle cross-border matters thanks to the CMS network
  • The CMS team assists clients in analysing risk, managing investigations, handling interaction with official bodies and seeking constructive solutions in their best interests. Thanks to the availability of both CMS´ business and industry sector-focused lawyers as well as white collar crime practitioners across all European jurisdictions and in leading centres around the world we are in a position to set up teams combining unique expert knowledge wherever needed. 

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MONFRINI BITTON KLEIN - White-Collar Crime Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Focused asset recovery practice with a strong reputation in the field. Represents individuals and companies as plaintiffs in financial crime cases and also acts on behalf of liquidators in international bankruptcy matters. Best known for representing numerous national governments in their asset-tracing and recovery actions, as well as acting on related criminal proceedings and mutual assistance proceedings.

Strengths Sources "appreciate and respect their high professional skills and qualities."

Another client enthuses: "They were helpful and friendly - very reassuring in walking us through the process."

Work highlights Defended the Republic of Guinea in an ICSID arbitration following its withdrawal of mining rights to the BSG Group after the discovery that they had been obtained through bribery.

Advised the Republic of Tunisia on USD100 million recovery proceedings in the Tunisia v Ben Ali & Others case and provided further assistance with criminal proceedings against HSBC over alleged money laundering.

Notable practitioners

Yves Klein represented Banca Turco Romana in a money laundering claim against its former directors and shareholders valued at USD190 million. He has further expertise in embezzlement and bribery cases, as well as advising on mutual assistance proceedings. A source enthuses: "Mr Klein is hard-working, very modest and friendly, available when needed and flexible in accommodating the client's short-notice requests."

About the Team (content provided by MONFRINI BITTON KLEIN)

Based in Geneva but borderless in its reach, Monfrini Bitton Klein is an internationally recognised, conflict-free litigation boutique focusing on asset recovery, anti-corruption investigations, business crime defence and offshore litigation.

Successor to the law firm founded by Enrico Monfrini in 1978, the firm has since the late 1990s gained international renown for conducting multi-jurisdictional asset recovery proceedings on behalf of foreign governments in grand corruption cases, liquidators of foreign insolvencies, and defrauded individuals or companies, resulting in the recovery of more than US$2 billion in damages and crime proceeds.

Over the years, the firm’s lawyers have developed innovative asset recovery strategies and techniques, using a unique combination of cross-border criminal, mutual assistance, insolvency and civil proceedings to obtain restorative justice for their clients.

Yves Klein is also preeminent in offshore civil litigation and uses his asset recovery skills to enforce foreign judgments, arbitral awards and insolvency orders, obtain evidence and freeze orders in support of foreign proceedings, and trace and recover assets concealed in Switzerland or abroad for claimants in commercial, matrimonial and probate disputes.

Thanks to David Bitton and former federal prosecutor Claire Daams, who joined in 2015 and 2017, the firm is recognised in business crime defence, mutual assistance proceedings in penal and tax matters, and anti-corruption investigations.

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Pestalozzi - White-Collar Crime Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-regarded practice frequently representing corporations and private individuals, as well as government bodies, in a range of white-collar crime mandates. Particular expertise in criminal investigations and financial fraud cases, such as those involving allegations of embezzlement, abuse of official power and money laundering, with additional experience of asset recovery and liability proceedings.

Strengths One client appreciates that the team has "high expertise" and is able to provide "an efficient and clear conversation with Swiss authorities such as state prosecutors and insolvency offices."

Another source states that the team is "extremely responsive, very commercial and strategically savvy."

Notable practitioners

Christophe Emonet has particular expertise in cross-border investigations into alleged corruption, fraud and misappropriation of funds, advising private clients, financial institutions and sovereign states. One client enthuses: "He is highly strategic, very bright and relentless in defence of his clients."

Michael Kramer has particular experience representing private individuals in cross-border embezzlement proceedings and other white-collar investigations, including matters arising in the financial services sector.

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Poncet Turrettini - White-Collar Crime Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Long-standing Geneva-based firm admired for its white-collar crime and mutual legal assistance expertise. Also assists clients with asset recovery and international tax law matters, as well as data protection. Represents domestic and international clients across a range of industry sectors.

Notable practitioners

Alain Macaluso is highlighted by peers for his work in white-collar criminal proceedings, as well as corporate and criminal liability cases. One client states: "I'd always want his support in very technically complex proceedings."

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Jean-Marc Carnicé

BianchiSchwald LLC

From the Chambers Europe guide

Jean-Marc Carnicé of BianchiSchwald LLC comes recommended as a "very talented, very smart" lawyer. He has a wealth of experience advising private individuals, government bodies and financial institutions on matters regarding stock manipulation, money laundering, corruption and mismanagement of funds.

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Erni Caputo

From the Chambers Europe guide

Lorenz Erni of Erni Caputo is an "excellent lawyer," according to one peer, who further remarks on Erni's broad range of expertise. He has been involved in bribery-related cases and appeals before the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

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Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd

From the Chambers Europe guide

Paul Gully-Hart represented clients in criminal investigations into alleged corruption schemes and has further expertise concerning allegations of money laundering and disclosure orders. He is an "excellent lawyer," according to peers, who add that they "would go to him for advice."

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LHA

From the Chambers Europe guide

Former judge Maurice Harari of LHA has expertise in international mutual assistance in civil and criminal proceedings, having also extensively published in the field. He has further experience within the domains of banking law and financial services regulation.

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Lalive

From the Chambers Europe guide

Marc Henzelin has expertise in a range of matters in the field, including representing whistle-blower employees and assisting with asset recovery matters in both a domestic and multi-jurisdictional context. He has further experience handling cases arising from allegations of money laundering, fraud and the bribery of foreign officials.

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Bär & Karrer AG

From the Chambers Europe guide

Saverio Lembo advises on cases relating to the theft of sensitive data and enjoys further expertise representing clients in criminal proceedings and before FINMA. Clients enthuse that he "puts minds at ease" and is "authoritative, responsive and a pleasure to work with." Another source adds: "He is proactive, always reachable, practical and very knowledgeable, not only with respect to legal technicalities but also very familiar with the forum in which white-collar disputes are heard."

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Homburger

From the Chambers Europe guide

Flavio Romerio is "a very smart, very strategic and talented lawyer," according to one client, while another source adds that he possesses "outstanding analytical skills and a pragmatic approach." He has notable experience assisting clients with global internal investigations into corruption and dawn raids, as well as advising on compliance frameworks.

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Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd

From the Chambers Europe guide

Benjamin Borsodi advised Gunvor Group on an internal investigation relating to allegations of corruption and has further experience assisting with cross-border mutual assistance proceedings, money laundering cases and obtaining frozen assets.

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Band 2

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd

From the Chambers Europe guide

Peter Burckhardt represented a family office in criminal proceedings concerning an alleged failure to declare the appropriate value of goods at customs. He has further experience of domestic and cross-border money laundering matters, as well as enforcement proceedings. One peer states that he is "extremely reliable."

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Band 2

Canonica Valticos de Preux + Associés

From the Chambers Europe guide

Pierre de Preux of Canonica Valticos de Preux + Associés is well regarded for his work in the field, with particular experience assisting with banking-related criminal proceedings. One market commentator states that "he thinks outside the box" and is "extremely rigorous in his analysis."

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Christophe Emonet

Pestalozzi

From the Chambers Europe guide

Christophe Emonet has particular expertise in cross-border investigations into alleged corruption, fraud and misappropriation of funds, advising private clients, financial institutions and sovereign states. One client enthuses: "He is highly strategic, very bright and relentless in defence of his clients."

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Vincent Jeanneret

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd

From the Chambers Europe guide

Vincent Jeanneret's work includes representing a former senior manager of a well-known international bank in a major tax fraud and money laundering case. He has further expertise handling embezzlement and major fraud issues within the corporate and financial fields. One peer also states that he is "extremely capable."

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MONFRINI BITTON KLEIN

From the Chambers Europe guide

Yves Klein represented Banca Turco Romana in a money laundering claim against its former directors and shareholders valued at USD190 million. He has further expertise in embezzlement and bribery cases, as well as advising on mutual assistance proceedings. A source enthuses: "Mr Klein is hard-working, very modest and friendly, available when needed and flexible in accommodating the client's short-notice requests."

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Andreas D Länzlinger

Bär & Karrer AG

From the Chambers Europe guide

Andreas Länzlinger handles a range of investigations, such as those relating to alleged bribery schemes and misleading public information. He has further capabilities advising on cross-border proceedings related to tax, money laundering and the falsification of documents. He frequently represents clients in the pharmaceutical, technology and finance sectors.

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Poncet Turrettini

From the Chambers Europe guide

Alain Macaluso is highlighted by peers for his work in white-collar criminal proceedings, as well as corporate and criminal liability cases. One client states: "I'd always want his support in very technically complex proceedings."

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Band 2

Lenz & Staehelin

From the Chambers Europe guide

Miguel Oural assists clients with investigations, as well as matters arising from allegations of bribery and the misappropriation of assets. One peer admires his approach to mandates, stating that he is "always reflective and always anticipates a few moves ahead, like a chess player." Another source appreciates that he "has a good knowledge of negotiations" and that he is "good at finding solutions, is reliable and always responds promptly; he's someone we can really trust."

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Band 3

Kellerhals Carrard

From the Chambers Europe guide

Florian Baumann of Kellerhals Carrard has notable experience in a wide range of matters within the field, including assisting with cases involving allegations of tax fraud, money laundering and bribery, as well as with international judicial assistance proceedings. According to one commentator, he is "a talented, team-oriented and hands-on defence lawyer."

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Chabrier Avocats

From the Chambers Europe guide

Marc Hassberger of Chabrier Avocats has experience in a broad range of white-collar matters, acting for domestic and international private clients, government bodies and corporates. He has particular expertise in matters involving alleged financial crime, corruption and fraud.

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Pestalozzi

From the Chambers Europe guide

Michael Kramer has particular experience representing private individuals in cross-border embezzlement proceedings and other white-collar investigations, including matters arising in the financial services sector.

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Bernhard Lötscher

CMS

From the Chambers Europe guide

Bernhard Lötscher is "able to explain the subtle aspects of this field of law to lawyers and laymen alike." Another source praises his "excellent communication skills" and adds: "He ensured that the interests of our company, and of our customers, were fully safeguarded." He has experience of internal investigations into disloyal conduct and breaches of company secrets, as well as assisting with proceedings into alleged tax fraud and counterfeiting.

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Grégoire Mangeat

Mangeat Attorneys at Law LLC

From the Chambers Europe guide

Grégoire Mangeat of Mangeat Attorneys at Law LLC comes highly recommended by market commentators for his strengths in the white-collar crime field. He has particular experience of international mutual legal assistance proceedings, as well as advising on matters involving issues of bribery, money laundering and the exploitation of insider information. Peers highlight him as "very good" and "very strong in white-collar crime."

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Simone Nadelhofer

Lalive

From the Chambers Europe guide

Simone Nadelhofer is "very bright and experienced," with "a strong dedication to win a case," according to one impressed source. She advises on self-reporting matters and has additional capabilities handling criminal and civil recovery proceedings and commercial fraud cases. She represents both private individuals and clients from the consultancy and technology sectors.

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Aubert Neyroud & Stückelberg

From the Chambers Europe guide

Philippe Neyroud of Aubert Neyroud & Stückelberg has particular expertise in business crime cases, frequently representing clients in international mutual assistance matters.

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Up and Coming

Bär & Karrer AG

From the Chambers Europe guide

Andrew Garbarski has experience assisting with cross-border investigations in addition to handling financial and commercial litigation. One source states that he is "very good technically, and original in his thinking."

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Up and Coming

Sonja Maeder Morvant

OHER Avocats

From the Chambers Europe guide

Sonja Maeder Morvant of OHER & Associés garners praise from peers and clients alike as a "very intelligent lawyer." She acts on a range of matters in the white-collar crime area, including whistle-blowing matters and criminal proceedings related to allegations of fraud.

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Wenger & Vieli Ltd.

From the Chambers Europe guide

Michael Mráz of Wenger & Vieli Ltd. has expertise in a range of white-collar crime matters. This includes advising both private individuals and corporates on criminal proceedings related to alleged embezzlement, tax fraud, Ponzi schemes and insider trading. One client appreciates that he is "very responsive, listens to our needs and provides the best advice."

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