Peter Burckhardt

Peter Burckhardt
Office:
Löwenstrasse 19
PO Box 2201
8021
City:
Zurich
State:
Zurich
Country:
Switzerland
Tel:
+41 44 215 5252
Fax:
+41 44 215 5200

Biographies:

Who's Who Legal Switzerland - Asset Recovery

Peter Burckhardt is a partner and head of Schellenberg Wittmer's dispute resolution group in Zurich, as well as the white-collar crime and internal corporate investigations teams. Peter, a former state prosecutor in the Canton of Bern, has a wealth of experience in criminal, regulatory and civil litigation matters. He has conducted many internal investigations in the field, and has acted as defence counsel for corporations and individuals in law enforcement proceedings of both Swiss and foreign (notably, US and UK) prosecutors and regulators, and before the Swiss courts at all levels.

Some recent examples of Peter Burckhardt's expertise in investigations include:

- Representation of Odebrecht, a major Brazilian construction company, and Braskem, a major petrochemical company listed on the NYSE, in the Petrobras corruption case. The resolution, which rested on a trilateral (Brazil, US and Switzerland) international agreement, was deemed a landmark novel approach in international corruption cases, and resulted in the largest corruption settlement worldwide;

- Representation of a high-ranking FIFA official in an extradition case with the US and in a case investigated by the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland;

- Representation of Credit Suisse in the US cross-border tax investigation. Peter conducted the internal investigation and represented the client before all law enforcement agencies and political bodies taking an interest in the matter, including in the US.

Peter is highly recognised by leading directories and publications for his expertise in white-collar crime and compliance, asset recovery and investigations. His work on the Odebrecht matter was highly commended by the Financial Times “innovative lawyers” report 2017. Chambers and Partnersdescribes Peter as an "expert". It says client sources state Peter as "meticulous in his approach to client representation", and "savvy in assessing and then negotiating issues". Who's Who Legaladditionally describes Peter as a "prominent force in the market, with a distinguished white-collar crime and investigations practice".

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.

Before joining Schellenberg Wittmer, Peter previously served as a criminal prosecutor in the Canton of Bern.

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 Asset Recovery: Lawyers

Peter Burckhardt is a partner and head of Schellenberg Wittmer’s dispute resolution group in Zurich, as well as the white-collar crime and internal corporate investigations teams. Peter, a former state prosecutor in the Canton of Bern, has a wealth of experience in criminal, regulatory and civil litigation matters. He has conducted many internal investigations and has acted as defence counsel for corporations and individuals in law enforcement proceedings of both Swiss and foreign (notably, US and UK) prosecutors and regulators, and before the Swiss courts at all levels.

Recent examples of Peter Burckhardt’s expertise in investigations include: representation of Odebrecht and Braskem in the Petrobras corruption case. The resolution, which rested on a trilateral (Brazil, US and Switzerland) international agreement, was deemed a landmark novel approach in international corruption cases, and resulted in the largest corruption settlement worldwide; and representation of Credit Suisse in the US cross-border tax investigation. Peter conducted the internal investigation and represented the client before all law enforcement agencies and political bodies taking an interest in the matter, including in the US.

Peter is highly recognised by leading directories and publications for his expertise in white-collar crime and compliance, asset recovery and investigations. His work on the Odebrecht matter was highly commended by the Financial Times “innovative lawyers” report 2017. Chambers and Partners describes Peter as an “expert”.

Peter is a member of various professional associations, including the Zurich and Swiss Bar Associations, the International Bar Association, the European Criminal Bar Association, and the Swiss Arbitration Association.

WWL says: Peter Burckhardt is well known for his work for major corporations and his "wide expertise on cross-border investigations".

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

Who's Who Legal Switzerland - Business Crime Defence

Peter Burckhardt is a partner and head of Schellenberg Wittmer's dispute resolution group in Zurich, as well as the white-collar crime and internal corporate investigations teams. Peter, a former state prosecutor in the Canton of Bern, has a wealth of experience in criminal, regulatory and civil litigation matters. He has conducted many internal investigations in the field, and has acted as defence counsel for corporations and individuals in law enforcement proceedings of both Swiss and foreign (notably, US and UK) prosecutors and regulators, and before the Swiss courts at all levels.

Some recent examples of Peter Burckhardt's expertise in investigations include:

- Representation of Odebrecht, a major Brazilian construction company, and Braskem, a major petrochemical company listed on the NYSE, in the Petrobras corruption case. The resolution, which rested on a trilateral (Brazil, US and Switzerland) international agreement, was deemed a landmark novel approach in international corruption cases, and resulted in the largest corruption settlement worldwide;

- Representation of a high-ranking FIFA official in an extradition case with the US and in a case investigated by the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland;

- Representation of Credit Suisse in the US cross-border tax investigation. Peter conducted the internal investigation and represented the client before all law enforcement agencies and political bodies taking an interest in the matter, including in the US.

Peter is highly recognised by leading directories and publications for his expertise in white-collar crime and compliance, asset recovery and investigations. His work on the Odebrecht matter was highly commended by the Financial Times “innovative lawyers” report 2017. Chambers and Partnersdescribes Peter as an "expert". It says client sources state Peter as "meticulous in his approach to client representation", and "savvy in assessing and then negotiating issues". Who's Who Legaladditionally describes Peter as a "prominent force in the market, with a distinguished white-collar crime and investigations practice".

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.

Before joining Schellenberg Wittmer, Peter previously served as a criminal prosecutor in the Canton of Bern.

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 Business Crime Defence: Corporates

Peter Burckhardt is a partner and head of Schellenberg Wittmer’s dispute resolution group in Zurich, as well as the white-collar crime and internal corporate investigations teams. Peter, a former state prosecutor in the Canton of Bern, has a wealth of experience in criminal, regulatory and civil litigation matters. He has conducted many internal investigations and has acted as defence counsel for corporations and individuals in law enforcement proceedings of both Swiss and foreign (notably, US and UK) prosecutors and regulators, and before the Swiss courts at all levels.

Recent examples of Peter Burckhardt’s expertise in investigations include: representation of Odebrecht and Braskem in the Petrobras corruption case. The resolution, which rested on a trilateral (Brazil, US and Switzerland) international agreement, was deemed a landmark novel approach in international corruption cases, and resulted in the largest corruption settlement worldwide; and representation of Credit Suisse in the US cross-border tax investigation. Peter conducted the internal investigation and represented the client before all law enforcement agencies and political bodies taking an interest in the matter, including in the US.

Peter is highly recognised by leading directories and publications for his expertise in white-collar crime and compliance, asset recovery and investigations. His work on the Odebrecht matter was highly commended by the Financial Times “innovative lawyers” report 2017. Chambers and Partners describes Peter as an “expert”.

Peter is a member of various professional associations, including the Zurich and Swiss Bar Associations, the International Bar Association, the European Criminal Bar Association, and the Swiss Arbitration Association.

WWL says: Peter Burckhardt is a top-notch lawyer who “really stands out” in the corporate crime space, according to sources.

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 - Investigations

Peter Burckhardt is a partner and head of Schellenberg Wittmer's dispute resolution group in Zurich, as well as the white-collar crime and internal corporate investigations teams. Peter, a former state prosecutor in the Canton of Bern, has a wealth of experience in criminal, regulatory and civil litigation matters. He has conducted many internal investigations in the field, and has acted as defence counsel for corporations and individuals in law enforcement proceedings of both Swiss and foreign (notably, US and UK) prosecutors and regulators, and before the Swiss courts at all levels.

Some recent examples of Peter Burckhardt's expertise in investigations include:

- Representation of Odebrecht, a major Brazilian construction company, and Braskem, a major petrochemical company listed on the NYSE, in the Petrobras corruption case. The resolution, which rested on a trilateral (Brazil, US and Switzerland) international agreement, was deemed a landmark novel approach in international corruption cases, and resulted in the largest corruption settlement worldwide;

- Representation of a high-ranking FIFA official in an extradition case with the US and in a case investigated by the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland;

- Representation of Credit Suisse in the US cross-border tax investigation. Peter conducted the internal investigation and represented the client before all law enforcement agencies and political bodies taking an interest in the matter, including in the US.

Peter is highly recognised by leading directories and publications for his expertise in white-collar crime and compliance, asset recovery and investigations. His work on the Odebrecht matter was highly commended by the Financial Times “innovative lawyers” report 2017. Chambers and Partnersdescribes Peter as an "expert". It says client sources state Peter as "meticulous in his approach to client representation", and "savvy in assessing and then negotiating issues". Who's Who Legaladditionally describes Peter as a "prominent force in the market, with a distinguished white-collar crime and investigations practice".

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.

Before joining Schellenberg Wittmer, Peter previously served as a criminal prosecutor in the Canton of Bern.

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 Investigations: Lawyers

Peter Burckhardt is a partner and head of Schellenberg Wittmer's dispute resolution group in Zurich, as well as the white-collar crime and internal corporate investigations teams. Peter, a former state prosecutor in the Canton of Bern, has a wealth of experience in criminal, regulatory and civil litigation matters. He has conducted many internal investigations in the field, and has acted as defence counsel for corporations and individuals in law enforcement proceedings of both Swiss and foreign (notably, US and UK) prosecutors and regulators, and before the Swiss courts at all levels.

Some recent examples of Peter Burckhardt's expertise in investigations include:

- Representation of Odebrecht, a major Brazilian construction company, and Braskem, a major petrochemical company listed on the NYSE, in the Petrobras corruption case. The resolution, which rested on a trilateral (Brazil, US and Switzerland) international agreement, was deemed a landmark novel approach in international corruption cases, and resulted in the largest corruption settlement worldwide;

- Representation of a high-ranking FIFA official in an extradition case with the US and in a case investigated by the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland;

- Representation of Credit Suisse in the US cross-border tax investigation. Peter conducted the internal investigation and represented the client before all law enforcement agencies and political bodies taking an interest in the matter, including in the US.

Peter is highly recognised by leading directories and publications for his expertise in white-collar crime and compliance, asset recovery and investigations. His work on the Odebrecht matter was highly commended by the Financial Times “innovative lawyers” report 2017. Chambers and Partners describes Peter as an "expert". It says client sources state Peter as "meticulous in his approach to client representation", and "savvy in assessing and then negotiating issues". Who's Who Legal additionally describes Peter as a "prominent force in the market, with a distinguished white-collar crime and investigations practice".

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.

Before joining Schellenberg Wittmer, Peter previously served as a criminal prosecutor in the Canton of Bern.

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 a highly respected practitioner in the Swiss market who is well known for his vast experience handling corporate criminal and regulatory proceedings.

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

Who's Who Legal Switzerland - Product Liability Defence

Peter Burckhardt is a partner and head of Schellenberg Wittmer's dispute resolution group in Zurich, as well as the white-collar crime and internal corporate investigations teams. Peter, a former state prosecutor in the Canton of Bern, has a wealth of experience in criminal, regulatory and civil litigation matters. He has conducted many internal investigations in the field, and has acted as defence counsel for corporations and individuals in law enforcement proceedings of both Swiss and foreign (notably, US and UK) prosecutors and regulators, and before the Swiss courts at all levels.

Some recent examples of Peter Burckhardt's expertise in investigations include:

- Representation of Odebrecht, a major Brazilian construction company, and Braskem, a major petrochemical company listed on the NYSE, in the Petrobras corruption case. The resolution, which rested on a trilateral (Brazil, US and Switzerland) international agreement, was deemed a landmark novel approach in international corruption cases, and resulted in the largest corruption settlement worldwide;

- Representation of a high-ranking FIFA official in an extradition case with the US and in a case investigated by the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland;

- Representation of Credit Suisse in the US cross-border tax investigation. Peter conducted the internal investigation and represented the client before all law enforcement agencies and political bodies taking an interest in the matter, including in the US.

Peter is highly recognised by leading directories and publications for his expertise in white-collar crime and compliance, asset recovery and investigations. His work on the Odebrecht matter was highly commended by the Financial Times “innovative lawyers” report 2017. Chambers and Partnersdescribes Peter as an "expert". It says client sources state Peter as "meticulous in his approach to client representation", and "savvy in assessing and then negotiating issues". Who's Who Legaladditionally describes Peter as a "prominent force in the market, with a distinguished white-collar crime and investigations practice".

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.

Before joining Schellenberg Wittmer, Peter previously served as a criminal prosecutor in the Canton of Bern.

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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