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WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Andrea Taormina “demonstrates creativity and tenacity in his approach” with one impressed client adding, "His standard of excellence and ownership gives us a lot of comfort.”

Biography

Andrea is widely recognized as a leading white-collar criminal defense lawyer in Switzerland. He represented numerous executives of major financial institutions and large corporations in white-collar criminal investigations, other regulatory enforcement proceedings and internal investigations. His extensive experience includes large investigations against Swiss banks as well as investigations relating to banking secrecy, corruption, criminal aspects in construction law, insider trading and criminal antitrust allegations.

Andrea founded the boutique criminal defense law firm of taormina in 2020, after working a decade as a partner of AMT Rechtsanwälte in Zurich and prior to this in the corporate law department of Homburger in Zurich and in the US law group of Allen & Overy in London. Before that, Andrea was a visiting scholar at the University of Heidelberg.

Andrea is a regular panelist at public events and roundtables relating to criminal law matters and teaches courses on criminal law aspects of construction law at the University of Fribourg. He has written several articles on criminal procedure and corruption law matters, and he is the author in treatises on criminal law. He serves as a member of the Commission on Legal Fees of the Zurich Bar Association and he is a member of various criminal law associations in Switzerland. In addition, Andrea serves as member of the Board of the Swiss Center for Criminal Defense.

Andrea graduated from the law school of the University of Fribourg in 1997 (JD equivalent) and received his doctor's degree from this law school in 2002. In addition, Andrea graduated as an LL.M. from the University of Chicago Law School in 2002.

Switzerland - Investigations 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Andrea Taormina “is extremely dedicated and focused on providing the best" for clients with sources noting that his "extensive experience enables him to work out terrific deals”.

Biography

Andrea is widely recognized as a leading white-collar criminal defense lawyer in Switzerland. He represented numerous executives of major financial institutions and large corporations in white-collar criminal investigations, other regulatory enforcement proceedings and internal investigations. His extensive experience includes large investigations against Swiss banks as well as investigations relating to banking secrecy, corruption, criminal aspects in construction law, insider trading and criminal antitrust allegations.

Andrea founded the boutique criminal defense law firm of taormina in 2020, after working a decade as a partner of AMT Rechtsanwälte in Zurich and prior to this in the corporate law department of Homburger in Zurich and in the US law group of Allen & Overy in London. Before that, Andrea was a visiting scholar at the University of Heidelberg.

Andrea is a regular panelist at public events and roundtables relating to criminal law matters and teaches courses on criminal law aspects of construction law at the University of Fribourg. He has written several articles on criminal procedure and corruption law matters, and he is the author in treatises on criminal law. He serves as a member of the Commission on Legal Fees of the Zurich Bar Association and he is a member of various criminal law associations in Switzerland. In addition, Andrea serves as member of the Board of the Swiss Center for Criminal Defense.

Andrea graduated from the law school of the University of Fribourg in 1997 (JD equivalent) and received his doctor's degree from this law school in 2002. In addition, Andrea graduated as an LL.M. from the University of Chicago Law School in 2002.

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