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Switzerland: Investigations 2017

We recognise 18 leading names who stand out for their top-tier work advising companies under investigation by regulatory authorities, as well as companies conducting internal investigations into potentially unlawful practices.  

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

SCHELLENBERG WITTMER once again boasts the pre-eminent investigations group in the country achieving four nominations this year.
Paul Gully-Hart is highly regarded for his extensive experience in the field on both a domestic and a global scale. One peer effuses: “He shows great understanding of the ramifications of foreign law principles in international investigations.”
Benjamin Borsodi is one of the leading lawyers in the Swiss market and is nominated by an array of sources for his white-collar crime and investigations expertise.
Peter Burckhardt leads the firm’s internal corporate investigations team in Zurich and is regularly sighted on complex white-collar and investigations matters. 
Louis Burrus is well versed in handling cross-border and internal business investigations, and wins praise as a “very knowledgeable and practical” lawyer. One source notes: “Louis develops strong fact-based arguments and is a great advocate for the client.”

BÄR & KARRER demonstrates its strong expertise in the area and achieves an impressive three listings in this chapter.
Saverio Lembo is one of the most highly recommended investigations practitioners in our research. He is widely respected among peers, one of whom describes him as “a very talented lawyer who I would trust completely” for prominent matters.
Andreas Länzlinger leads the firm’s internal investigations and cross-border proceedings practice and is identified as a significant and key part of the firm’s capabilities in the area.
Andrew Michael Garbarski is an “up-and-coming” name in the field, according to respondents. He regularly handles both domestic and cross-border matters.

Three leading investigations practitioners at LENZ & STAEHELIN are recognised for their excellent work in the space.
Miguel Oural is a respected litigator in the Swiss market who impresses with his notable work handling internal corporate investigations.
Shelby du Pasquier is described as a "main player" in the investigations field, particularly in matters involving financial institutions as well private equity, offshore and hedge funds.  
Daniel Tunik is an outstanding litigator who proficiently handles a wide array of white-collar crime and investigations mandates.

Full-service corporate law firm HOMBURGER achieves two listings in this chapter.
Head of the white-collar and investigations group Flavio Romerio is a “brilliant” lawyer who is recognised for his excellent handling of both large-scale internal corporate investigations and investigations conducted by Swiss and international agencies. Sources praise his “intuitive feel on how authorities will contemplate a file”.
New addition to the listings Claudio Bazzani wins praise for his highly regarded investigations practice. He is particularly well regarded for his experience in cases involving US regulators.

At LALIVE two prominent names in the Swiss market stand out for their impressive investigations work.
The pre-eminent Marc Henzelin is internationally renowned as a standout expert in the field. He is highlighted for his work leading private investigations, which also encompasses asset recovery and compliance matters.
The “extremely talented” Sonja Maeder Morvant is also recognised for her fantastic investigations practice. One peer notes that when conflicted, they consider her to be first choice for referral and “will always go to her”.

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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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