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Peter Burckhardt

Peter Burckhardt
Office:
Löwenstrasse 19
PO Box 2201
8021
City:
Zurich
State:
Zurich
Country:
Switzerland
Tel:
+41 44 215 5283
Fax:
+41 44 215 5200

Biographies:

Who's Who Legal Switzerland - Asset Recovery

Peter Burckhardt heads Schellenberg Wittmer's dispute resolution group in Zurich, as well as the white-collar crime and internal corporate investigations teams. He has extensive experience in complex criminal, regulatory and civil litigation matters.

Peter is a member of various professional associations, including the Zurich and Swiss Bar Associations, the International Bar Association (IBA), the European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA), and the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA). He regularly publishes in his fields of specialisation and is a frequent speaker at international conferences.

Peter graduated from the University of Berne in 1995 and was admitted to the bar the same year. He received an LLM degree from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1999. Peter previously served in various functions in the judiciary of the Canton of Berne, notably as a criminal prosecutor and deputy judge in civil and criminal matters.

Schellenberg Wittmer is one of the leading business law firms in Switzerland. Over 140 lawyers in Zurich, Geneva and Singapore advise domestic and international clients on all aspects of business law. The firm's areas of expertise include: banking and finance, competition and antitrust, construction, dispute resolution and international arbitration, intellectual property/information technology, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, private clients and estates, real estate, restructuring and insolvency, taxation, white-collar crime and compliance. Schellenberg Wittmer's Singapore office covers key jurisdictions and markets in the Asia-Pacific region, assisting clients in both inbound and outbound investments as well as in international arbitration.

WWL says: Peter Burckhardt boasts a first-rate white-collar crime practice and is extremely knowledgeable in all areas of the asset recovery process.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Switzerland which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Business Crime Defence: Corporates

Peter Burckhardt is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's dispute resolution group and heads the white-collar crime and compliance, and the internal corporate investigations teams in Zurich.

Peter Burckhardt acts as defence counsel for corporate clients or high-profile individuals in regulatory and business crime investigations, conducts internal investigations to assess alleged violations of domestic or foreign criminal laws or supervisory regulations, and advises on compliance programmes and remedial action plans. He also assists clients in international legal or administrative assistance cases as well as victims of crime in tracing and freezing exercises. In addition, Peter Burckhardt is regularly retained as counsel in complex commercial disputes before arbitral tribunals and state courts, and also sits as an arbitrator.

After graduating from Bern University in 1995, Peter Burckhardt was admitted to the Bar in Switzerland in the same year and received an LLM degree from the University of Edinburgh in 1999. Before joining Schellenberg Wittmer in 1999, he served in various functions in the judiciary of the Canton of Bern, notably as criminal investigating judge, deputy judge in civil and criminal matters, and head of the bankruptcy office of the XII District (1996–1998).

Schellenberg Wittmer is one of the leading business law firms in Switzerland. Over 140 lawyers in Zurich, Geneva and Singapore advise domestic and international clients on all aspects of business law. The firm's areas of expertise include: banking and finance, competition and antitrust, construction, dispute resolution and international arbitration, intellectual property/information technology, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, private clients and estates, real estate, restructuring and insolvency, taxation, white-collar crime and compliance. Schellenberg Wittmer's Singapore office covers key jurisdictions and markets in the Asia-Pacific region, assisting clients in both inbound and outbound investments as well as in international arbitration.

WWL says: Peter Burckhardt is “an absolute must for inclusion” according to respondents who commend his expert handling of both internal and regulatory investigations.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Business Crime Defence which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Switzerland - Business Crime Defence

Peter Burckhardt heads Schellenberg Wittmer's dispute resolution group in Zurich, as well as the white-collar crime and internal corporate investigations teams. He has extensive experience in complex criminal, regulatory and civil litigation matters.

Peter is a member of various professional associations, including the Zurich and Swiss Bar Associations, the International Bar Association (IBA), the European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA), and the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA). He regularly publishes in his fields of specialisation and is a frequent speaker at international conferences.

Peter graduated from the University of Berne in 1995 and was admitted to the bar the same year. He received an LLM degree from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1999. Peter previously served in various functions in the judiciary of the Canton of Berne, notably as a criminal prosecutor and deputy judge in civil and criminal matters.

Schellenberg Wittmer is one of the leading business law firms in Switzerland. Over 140 lawyers in Zurich, Geneva and Singapore advise domestic and international clients on all aspects of business law. The firm's areas of expertise include: banking and finance, competition and antitrust, construction, dispute resolution and international arbitration, intellectual property/information technology, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, private clients and estates, real estate, restructuring and insolvency, taxation, white-collar crime and compliance. Schellenberg Wittmer's Singapore office covers key jurisdictions and markets in the Asia-Pacific region, assisting clients in both inbound and outbound investments as well as in international arbitration.

WWL says: Peter Burkhardt is internationally recognised for his invaluable experience advising on complex corporate crime matters.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Switzerland which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Investigations: Lawyers

Peter Burckhardt heads Schellenberg Wittmer's dispute resolution group in Zurich, as well as the white-collar crime and internal corporate investigations teams. He has extensive experience in complex criminal, regulatory and civil litigation matters. 

Peter Burckhardt is a member of various professional associations, including the Zurich and Swiss Bar Associations, the International Bar association (IBA), the European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA), and the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA). He regularly publishes in his fields of specialisation and speaks at international conferences.

Peter Burckhardt graduated from the University of Berne in 1995 and was admitted to the Bar that same year. He received an LLM degree from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1999. He previously served in various functions in the judiciary of the Canton of Berne, notably as criminal prosecutor and deputy judge in civil and criminal matters.

Schellenberg Wittmer is one of the leading business law firms in Switzerland. Over 140 lawyers in Zurich, Geneva and Singapore advise domestic and international clients on all aspects of business law. The firm's areas of expertise include: banking and finance, competition and antitrust, construction, dispute resolution and international arbitration, intellectual property/information technology, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, private clients and estates, real estate, restructuring and insolvency, taxation, white-collar crime and compliance. Schellenberg Wittmer's Singapore office covers key jurisdictions and markets in the Asia-Pacific region, assisting clients in both in- and outbound investments as well as in international arbitration.

WWL says: Peter Burckhardt is a prominent force in the market, with a distinguished white-collar crime and investigations practice.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Investigations which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Switzerland - Investigations

Peter Burckhardt heads Schellenberg Wittmer's dispute resolution group in Zurich, as well as the white-collar crime and internal corporate investigations teams. He has extensive experience in complex criminal, regulatory and civil litigation matters. 

Peter is a member of various professional associations, including the Zurich and Swiss Bar Associations, the International Bar Association (IBA), the European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA), and the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA). He regularly publishes in his fields of specialisation and is a frequent speaker at international conferences.

Peter graduated from the University of Berne in 1995 and was admitted to the bar the same year. He received an LLM degree from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1999. Peter previously served in various functions in the judiciary of the Canton of Berne, notably as a criminal prosecutor and deputy judge in civil and criminal matters.

Schellenberg Wittmer is one of the leading business law firms in Switzerland. Over 140 lawyers in Zurich, Geneva and Singapore advise domestic and international clients on all aspects of business law. The firm's areas of expertise include: banking and finance, competition and antitrust, construction, dispute resolution and international arbitration, intellectual property/information technology, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, private clients and estates, real estate, restructuring and insolvency, taxation, white-collar crime and compliance. Schellenberg Wittmer's Singapore office covers key jurisdictions and markets in the Asia-Pacific region, assisting clients in both inbound and outbound investments as well as in international arbitration.

WWL says: Peter Burckhardt is regularly sighted on complex white-collar and investigations matters. 

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Switzerland which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Switzerland - Product Liability Defence

Peter Burckhardt heads Schellenberg Wittmer's dispute resolution group in Zurich, as well as the white-collar crime and internal corporate investigations teams. He has extensive experience in complex criminal, regulatory and civil litigation matters.

Peter is a member of various professional associations, including the Zurich and Swiss Bar Associations, the International Bar Association (IBA), the European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA), and the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA). He regularly publishes in his fields of specialisation and is a frequent speaker at international conferences.

Peter graduated from the University of Berne in 1995 and was admitted to the bar the same year. He received an LLM degree from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1999. Peter previously served in various functions in the judiciary of the Canton of Berne, notably as a criminal prosecutor and deputy judge in civil and criminal matters.

Schellenberg Wittmer is one of the leading business law firms in Switzerland. Over 140 lawyers in Zurich, Geneva and Singapore advise domestic and international clients on all aspects of business law. The firm's areas of expertise include: banking and finance, competition and antitrust, construction, dispute resolution and international arbitration, intellectual property/information technology, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, private clients and estates, real estate, restructuring and insolvency, taxation, white-collar crime and compliance. Schellenberg Wittmer's Singapore office covers key jurisdictions and markets in the Asia-Pacific region, assisting clients in both inbound and outbound investments as well as in international arbitration.

WWL says: Peter Burckhardt is recommended by sources for outstanding skills as a litigator in product liability cases.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Switzerland which can be purchased from our Shop.

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