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Switzerland: Business Crime Defence 2017

We highlight 26 leading lawyers who stand out for their exceptional work representing companies, corporate officers and individuals in criminal litigation arising from their business activities. 

Most Highly Regarded
1. Paul Gully-Hart Schellenberg Wittmer, Geneva
2. Saverio Lembo Bär & Karrer, Geneva
3. Marc Henzelin Lalive, Geneva
4. Benjamin Borsodi Schellenberg Wittmer, Geneva/td>

Full-service business law firm SCHELLENBERG WITTMER leads the research this year with an impressive four listings.
Managing partner Benjamin Borsodi is widely respected for his top-tier practice that covers business crime, fraud, corporate investigations, compliance matters and asset recovery.
Geneva-based Paul Gully-Hart heads the firm’s white-collar crime and compliance group and is considered to be an “outstanding” name in the Swiss market. One client comments that his “expertise in Swiss compliance and crisis law is extremely valuable to us".
Peter Burckhardt heads the firm’s white-collar crime group in Zurich. He is internationally recognised for his invaluable experience advising on complex corporate crime matters.
Vincent Jeanneret is highly sought after by clients for his strong expertise handling white-collar crime matters as well as cases involving insolvency aspects.

National outfit BAR & KARRER achieves three listings in this chapter.
Saverio Lembo is “an international specialist in white-collar crime” according to sources. He is also described as a “a fantastic strategist who provides sound advice”, particularly in litigation concerning the banking sector.
The “very erudite” Andrew Michael Garbarski is highly regarded for his adept handling of corporate financial crime, litigation and internal investigations. He is praised for his “exceptional knowledge of the law” by respondents, who also assert that “he has a bright future ahead of him.”
The “fantastic” Andreas Länzlinger is recognised for his exceptional expertise in the field, particularly when it comes to handling cross-border proceedings and internal investigations.

LALIVE illustrates its world-class dispute resolution and white-collar crime services, achieving two nominations this year.
Marc Henzelin is “one of the best” when it comes to corporate financial crime and regularly handles compliance issues, investigations and both domestic and international litigation proceedings on behalf of clients.
The “fantastic” Sonja Maeder Morvant is frequently instructed in domestic and cross-border white-collar crime proceedings as well as mutual assistance work.

Two of RVMH AVOCATS’ founding partners are highlighted in our research this year for their outstanding work in the space.  
According to peers, Patrick Hunziker “is clearly a great mind” in the field, and is praised for his “technical excellence”. His widely respected practice covers international mutual legal assistance concerning criminal, tax and administrative law.
The “excellent” Guillaume Vodoz is well versed in representing clients before cantonal and federal tribunals in relation to matters of financial crime.

Full service outfit LENZ & STAEHELIN is represented by two leading white-collar crime practitioners.
Daniel Tunik is “one of the top lawyers in the field” and is highlighted for his impressive business crime litigation work. 
Miguel Oural is widely respected as one of the leading litigators in the area. He is highlighted for the effective and sophisticated counsel that he delivers to both individual and corporate clients.

Lorenz Erni at ERNI BRUN FORRER “enjoys a great reputation” in the market, according to sources. They consider him to be “head and shoulders above the rest”, and praise him for his “impressive roster of high-profile clients”.

PONCET TURRETTINI AMAUDRUZ NEYROUD & PARTNERS is represented by Alain Macaluso – “a great lawyer” and widely reputed academic. He is known for his vast knowledge of white-collar and economic criminal law.

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