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Switzerland: Investigations and Experts Analysis 2016

In this chapter we recognise 13 of Switzerland’s leading investigations practitioners.

Most Highly Regarded Individuals
Marc Henzelin Lalive, Geneva
Paul Gully-Hart Schellenberg Wittmer, Geneva
Sonja Maeder Morvant Lalive, Geneva

Schellenberg Wittmer leads our research with four names listed, including Paul Gully-Hart who is one of our most highly regarded practitioners. He is head of the white-collar crime and compliance group at the firm, and is recommended for being a “trailblazer” in the market. Benjamin Borsodi is the firm’s current managing partner. He specialises in fraud and business crime international mutual legal assistance and corporate investigations, and is a “leading light” in the field. Peter Burckhardt is head of the dispute resolution and white-collar crime and internal corporate investigations teams in Zurich, and boasts an “enviable client list”. Louis Burrus specialises in conducting investigations on cross-border white-collar corporate matters and is a “great talent” in the field.

Lenz & Staehelin also garners three inclusions. Shelby du Pasquier is recognised for his “fabulous reputation” and “market-leading abilities” in the investigations sector, and is a “first port of call” for many. Daniel Tunik is active in both court litigation and international arbitration, and specialises in investigations in the banking sector. His “ability to get to the heart of an issue” is lauded by clients. Miguel Oural advises individual and corporate clients on various criminal law matters, including international mutual legal assistance, and is a “distinguished player”.

Lalive sees both of its recommended lawyers featured in our most highly regarded section, cementing its position as a leading player in the investigations field. Marc Henzelin regularly leads private investigations, focusing on asset search, recovery and compliance issues and is a “firm favourite” with clients. Sonja Maeder Morvant is a “seasoned expert” in the field of white-collar crime and investigations, and is a “well-reputed name” in the market.

Bär & Karrer also has two names highlighted, including Saverio Lembo who heads its white-collar crime practice group, as well as the litigation and arbitration team in the Geneva office. His “dedication to client needs” and “focused approach” makes him a “top choice” for many. Andreas Länzlinger is head of the firm’s internal investigations and cross-border proceedings practice, and commended for his “bespoke solutions”.

Bernasconi Martinelli Alippi & Partners is represented by Paolo Bernasconi, whose “intricate knowledge” of the sector sees peers describe him as “part of the aristocracy”.

Flavio Romerio is head of the white-collar and investigations working group at Homburger, and impresses with his “problem-solving abilities”.

Investigations Digital Forensic Experts

We highlight two leading names from this sector.

Chris Shuttleworth from Deloitte advises clients on the use of analytic techniques and technologies to gain insights on business issues, and is commended for his “impressive record”.

Nico Van der Beken is managing director at Stroz Friedberg and is a “quick thinker” with “unparalleled abilities”.

Investigations Forensic Accountants

Two forensic accounting experts are selected in this year’s edition.

David Fidan from Deloitte is a “first port of call” for many thanks to his “impressive experience” and “technical abilities”. The “exceptional” Chris Phillips leads forensic services at the firm in Switzerland, and boasts over 16 years of experience in the sector.

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