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Switzerland: Asset Recovery 2017

We recognise 27 leading lawyers who stand out for their exceptional work assisting clients with disclosure, freezing and seizure orders and recovery claims. 

Most Highly Regarded
1. Yves Klein Monfrini Crettol & Partners, Geneva
2. Michele Caratsch Baldi & Caratsch – Zurich
3. Saverio Lembo Bär & Karrer, Geneva

SCHELLENBERG WITTMER boasts the foremost asset recovery group in the country, achieving five listings this year.
Managing partner Benjamin Borsodi is internationally renowned for his extensive expertise in investigations and corporate crime field. He is noted particularly for his adept handling of complex asset recovery matters.
The “brilliant” Paul Gully-Hart is a white-collar crime specialist highly regarded among peers and clients alike. He frequently handles complex asset tracing and recovery matters on an international scale.  
Martin Bernet is a top-tier litigator whose representation of clients in relation to asset recovery claims has earned him a strong reputation in the market.
Peter Burckhardt boasts a first-rate white-collar crime practice and is extremely knowledgeable in all areas of the asset recovery process.
The “superb” Vincent Jeanneret is well known in the market for his top-tier dispute resolution practice. Sources identify him as “very active on a number of big cases” in the asset recovery arena.

National full-service outfit BAR & KARRER is represented in this chapter by three leading names.  
Head of the white-collar crime group Saverio Lembo is “working at a very high level”, according to sources, who consider him to be “a must for inclusion”. Recent highlights include successfully defending a client in relation to the Madoff criminal fraud proceedings.
Anne Valérie Julen Berthod is a highly regarded practitioner who possesses extensive expertise handling white-collar crime and asset recovery matters on behalf of both Swiss and international clients.
Tina Wüstemann is recognised for her work in the field, particularly in relation to private client and trust matters.

Three lawyers at PESTALOZZI achieve nominations in this chapter.
The “incredibly smart” Michael Kramer is a noted name in the field, and is highlighted by peers for his exceptional knowledge of asset tracing and asset freezing proceedings.
Christophe Emonet is very well respected by peers for his experience handling asset tracing and recovery matters.
Thomas Rohner is also recognised for his impressive asset recovery work.

MONFRINI CRETTOL & PARTNERS is home to two of the most nominated attorneys in our research.
The “really remarkable” Yves Klein is highlighted for his “incredible work” in the area. One source says: “Yves is particularly skilled at developing strategy to pursue worldwide asset recovery.”
Enrico Monfrini is also highly nominated for his skill and expertise in the area. He has an extensive background acting for countries and governments in relation to asset recovery matters.

LALIVE’s asset recovery and investigations team receives two nominations this year.
Alexander Troller boasts a great reputation as one of the pre-eminent names in the field. Peers describe him as an “exceptionally smart” practitioner, and praise him for strong expertise handling asset recovery matters relating to criminal proceedings.
Marc Henzelin boasts a stellar reputation among peers and clients alike as a “perfect lawyer” for his great expertise in the field. Considered a business crime specialist, he is exceedingly well-versed in handling asset search and recovery proceedings.

Two first-rate practitioners from LENZ & STAEHELIN are highlighted in this chapter for their impressive asset recovery work.
Daniel Tunik is regarded among peers as “an excellent and efficient practitioner”, whose litigation experience makes him highly sought after by clients seeking both counsel and representation in the field.
The “highly experienced” Miguel Oural is certainly a leading name in the Swiss market, according to sources, who pinpoint his great experience and excellent legal knowledge as key strengths.

At BALDI & CARATSCH, the “outstanding” Michele Caratsch is internationally recognised for his world-class practice and boasts particular expertise handling asset recovery litigation.

Marc Russenberger at RKR RECHTSANWÄLTE is an “excellent, tough guy” who runs a practice that focuses particularly on dispute resolution and procedural law. He is praised for the effective counsel that he delivers to clients regarding asset freezing in Switzerland.

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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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