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Switzerland: Asset Recovery Analysis 2016

In this chapter we highlight the 20 leading asset recovery specialists in Switzerland.

Most Highly Regarded Individuals
Saverio Lembo Bär & Karrer, Geneva
Paul Gully-Hart Schellenberg Wittmer, Geneva
Yves Klein Monfrini Crettol & Partners, Geneva
Michele A Caratsch Baldi & Caratsch, Zurich


Schellenberg Wittmer leads the research, garnering five inclusions in this chapter. Paul Gully-Hart is a “phenomenally talented” practitioner who has “brilliant preparation” and is praised for his “depth of expertise” in the field. Benjamin Borsodi is managing partner of the firm and is “practical, discerning and responsive” and receives strong praise for his “insight and intelligence”. Vincent Jeanneret is “the first port of call” for asset recovery matters, while Martin Bernet is described as a “true star” in the field. Peter Burckhardt impresses clients and peers time and again with his “excellent skillset” and is considered “one of the best in the market”.

Monfrini Crettol & Partners’ Yves Klein is “impressively experienced” in a wide variety of matters, and is a “leading player” in the field”. Enrico Monfrini is “a very popular choice” among clients and has an “outstanding attitude and dedication to his work”.

Two names also feature from Lalive, including Marc Henzelin who is “truly superb”, handling the “most difficult and complex cases with ease”. Alexander Troller is known for his “intimidating intelligence” and “masterful strategic mind”.

Lenz & Staehelin also receives two inclusions in this chapter. Miguel Oural specialises in the national and international litigation of complex asset recovery matters, and is recommended for his “forensic approach”. Daniel Tunik is “truly excellent” and is particularly noted for his ability to “understand the commercial needs of the client”.

At Bär & Karrer, Saverio Lembo leads this year’s research and is admired as a “smart, precise and articulate” advisor who is “an absolute pleasure to work with” by clients. 

Michele Caratsch at Baldi & Caratsch is “renowned” as a “leading authority” on asset recovery matters, and clients consider him to be “extremely diligent and friendly.”

At Meyerlustenberger Lachenal, Alain Le Fort is a “brilliant legal mind” who is especially noted for his “encyclopaedic knowledge” of the sector.

From RKR Rechtsanwälte, Marc Russenberger boasts “unparalleled expertise” in the freezing of assets in Switzerland, including those of foreign states, and is a “pleasure to work with”.

Rodolphe Gautier from Baker & McKenzie boasts "fantastic experience" and is "widely renowned" as "one of the top names in the market".


Deloitte’s Chris Phillips is “spectacular” by all degrees as he is “extraordinarily effective” in all matters of asset recovery. Considered a “true expert”, he is considered to be “extremely agreeable” and provides “sound and well-reasoned” advice.

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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