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Anne Valérie Julen Berthod

Anne Valérie Julen Berthod

Bär & Karrer LtdQuai de la Poste 12GenevaSwitzerland1211

Global Leader

Asset Recovery 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Anne Valerie Julen Berthod is a respected name in the Swiss market, who is praised as a "professional, knowledgeable lawyer" as well as a "great team-player".

Biography

Anne Valérie Julen Berthod has been counsel at Bär & Karrer Ltd since 2014. Based in Geneva, she is one of the most experienced practitioners in the white-collar crime department of the firm, advising Swiss and foreign clients in complex financial crime proceedings for 13 years.

Anne Valérie Julen Berthod is practising criminal law before the cantonal and the federal criminal authorities, mainly in Geneva (cantonal), Lausanne and Bern (federal), but also in the state of Vaud and in Wallis.

She is also very active in international legal assistance, in civil or criminal matters, and is regularly advising clients in administrative criminal law (sanctions law, art looted investigations), with a particular interest for compliance issues.

Furthermore, Anne Valérie Julen Berthod frequently acts as a civil litigator in commercial and financial disputes, including debt enforcement proceedings in the asset recovery process. She has a great expertise in recovering proceeds of corruption or stolen assets in her jurisdiction.

Anne Valérie Julen Berthod is author of numerous articles and commentaries on asset seizure and asset forfeiture. She also frequently speaks at seminars and conferences about her fields of specialisation.

In 2019, she succeeded, together with an associated Swiss law firm, to unfreeze an amount of several tens of millions euros to the benefit of her client, a Swiss private bank, which had legitimate rights over the assets blocked in the ambit of a foreign MLAT request.

Anne Valérie Julen Berthod holds a LLM from New York University School of Law where she studied as a Fulbright fellow. She speaks French, English, Spanish and German. She is a member of the exam commission of the Geneva Bar, of the Geneva as well as the Swiss Bar Association, of the European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA), the European Fraud and Compliance Lawyers (EFCL) and of the Women White Collar Crime Defence Association.

Anne Valérie Julen Berthod has been listed among the leading Swiss practitioners for asset recovery in Who's Who Legal since 2015.

Bär & Karrer is a renowned Swiss law firm with more than 170 lawyers in Zurich, Geneva, Lugano and Zug. Its core business is advising clients on innovative and complex transactions and representing them in litigation, arbitration and regulatory proceedings. The firm's clients range from multinational corporations to private individuals in Switzerland and around the world.

Bär & Karrer has been repeatedly awarded Switzerland's "Law Firm of the Year" by the most prestigious international legal ranking agencies.

National Leader

Switzerland - Asset Recovery 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Anne Valérie Julen Berthod gains praise as a “first-rate lawyer at the top of her profession in the asset recovery space”.

Biography

Anne Valérie Julen Berthod has been counsel at Bär & Karrer Ltd since 2014. Based in Geneva, she is one of the most experienced practitioners in the white-collar crime department of the firm, advising Swiss and foreign clients in complex financial crime proceedings for 13 years.

Anne Valérie Julen Berthod is practising criminal law before the cantonal and the federal criminal authorities, mainly in Geneva (cantonal), Lausanne and Bern (federal), but also in the state of Vaud and in Wallis.

She is also very active in international legal assistance, in civil and criminal matters, and is regularly advising clients in administrative criminal law (sanctions law, art looted investigations, tax criminal investigations) and on compliance issues.

Furthermore, Anne Valérie Julen Berthod acts as a civil litigator in commercial and financial disputes, including debt enforcement proceedings in the asset recovery process. She has a great expertise in recovering proceeds of corruption or stolen assets in her jurisdiction.

Anne Valérie Julen Berthod is author of numerous articles and commentaries on criminal law with a focus on asset seizure and asset forfeiture. She also frequently speaks at seminars and conferences about her fields of specialisation.

In 2019, she succeeded, together with an associated Swiss law firm, to unfreeze an amount of several tens of millions of euros to the benefit of her client, a Swiss private bank, which had legitimate rights over the assets blocked in the ambit of a foreign MLAT request. She and her colleague also recovered about US$15 million in favor of a sport organisation that was the victim of mismanagement acts.

Anne Valérie Julen Berthod holds a LLM from New York University School of Law where she studied as a Fulbright fellow. She speaks French, English, Spanish and German. She is a member of the exam commission of the Geneva Bar, of the Geneva as well as the Swiss Bar Association, of the IBA, of the European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA), the European Fraud and Compliance Lawyers (EFCL) and of the Women White Collar Crime Defence Association.

Anne Valérie Julen Berthod has been listed among the leading Swiss practitioners for asset recovery in Who's Who Legal since 2015.

Bär & Karrer is a renowned Swiss law firm with more than 170 lawyers in Zurich, Geneva, Lugano and Zug. Its core business is advising clients on innovative and complex transactions and representing them in litigation, arbitration and regulatory proceedings. The firm's clients range from multinational corporations to private individuals in Switzerland and around the world.

Bär & Karrer has been repeatedly awarded Switzerland's "Law Firm of the Year" by the most prestigious international legal ranking agencies.

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