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WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Clara Poglia is recognised as “very dedicated” and “client focused” by impressed sources who applaud her significant expertise in white-collar litigation.

Biography

Clara Poglia is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's dispute resolution, white-collar crime and compliance, and internal corporate investigations groups in Geneva.

Clara's key areas of expertise and practice focus on white-collar crime, international mutual legal assistance both in criminal and tax matters, extradition, asset tracing and recovery, and internal corporate investigations. Clara is also specialised in regulatory and compliance issues.

Clara has acted as counsel for both individuals and corporate entities in civil, criminal and administrative proceedings before cantonal and federal authorities and courts, including the Swiss Supreme Court.

Some of Clara's expertise in white-collar crime includes: representation and assistance to a company in a major investigation involving potential wrongdoing (allegations of corruption) harming the client's interests and giving rise to Swiss criminal proceedings; representation of a corporation in criminal proceedings targeting a large Ponzi scheme and in related bankruptcy proceedings and assets recovery; representation of European corporations targeted by a request of mutual legal assistance in criminal matters addressed by the US Department of Justice to Switzerland; representation of the same entities in the Swiss domestic related criminal proceedings; and representation of a foreign businessman in the frame of domestic criminal proceedings for alleged funds mismanagement and money laundering (assets frozen for around US$1 billion).

Clara is recognised in Global Investigations Review's Women in Investigations 2018 list and in their Top 40 under 40 2020 list. She is the chapter leader of the Women in White Collar Defense Association's Swiss chapter.

Prior to joining Schellenberg Wittmer, Clara was a law clerk at the Swiss Federal Criminal Tribunal (for French and Italian languages) and an associate in another Swiss business law firm. She was also active as a translator for a renowned Swiss legal magazine.

Investigations 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

"She is an exceptional lawyer"
"She combines the highest legal skills with true leadership"
"Her ability to manage client relationships is impressive"

Biography

Clara Poglia is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer’s dispute resolution, white-collar crime and compliance, and internal corporate investigations groups in Geneva. 

Clara’s key areas of expertise and practice focus on white-collar crime, international mutual legal assistance both in criminal and tax matters, extradition, asset tracing and recovery, and internal corporate investigations. Clara is also specialised in regulatory and compliance issues. 

Clara has acted as counsel for both individuals and corporate entities in criminal and administrative proceedings before cantonal and federal authorities and courts, including the Swiss Supreme Court.

Some of Clara's expertise in investigations includes: representation and assistance to a company in a major investigation involving potential wrongdoing (allegations of corruption) harming the client’s interests and giving rise to Swiss criminal proceedings; representation of a corporation in criminal proceedings targeting a large Ponzi scheme and in related bankruptcy proceedings and assets recovery; representation of European corporations targeted by a request of mutual legal assistance in criminal matters addressed by the US Department of Justice to Switzerland; representation of the same entities in the Swiss domestic related criminal proceedings; and representation of a foreign businessman in the frame of domestic criminal proceedings for alleged funds mismanagement and money laundering (assets frozen for around US$1 billion).

Clara is recognised in Global Investigations Review’s Women in Investigations 2018 list and is the chapter leader of the Women in White Collar Defense Association's Swiss chapter. 

Prior to joining Schellenberg Wittmer, Clara was a law clerk at the Swiss Federal Criminal Tribunal (for French and Italian languages) and an associate in another Swiss business law firm. She was also active as a translator for a renowned Swiss legal magazine.

National Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Clara Poglia “is an exceptional lawyer who combines the highest legal skills with true leadership”.

Biography

Clara Poglia is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer’s Geneva office, where she co-heads the dispute resolution group. Clara's key areas of expertise and practice focus on white-collar crime, international mutual legal assistance both in criminal and tax matters, extradition, asset tracing and recovery, and internal corporate investigations. Clara is also specialized in regulatory and compliance issues. Clara regularly acts as counsel for both individuals and prominent corporate entities in criminal and administrative proceedings before cantonal and federal authorities and courts, including the Swiss Supreme Court. Clara has acted as counsel for both individuals and corporate entities in criminal and administrative proceedings before cantonal and federal authorities and criminal courts, including the Swiss Supreme Court.

Some of Clara's expertise includes: representation of a businessman in the frame of domestic criminal proceedings for alleged funds mismanagement and money laundering and assistance in the lifting of a freezing order targeting more than USD 900 million; representation of a high ranked individual of a financial institution in the context of criminal proceedings related to the violation of regulatory duties; and representation of a foreign company in the context of criminal proceedings dealt by the Federal Prosecutor Office for alleged money laundering of VAT carousel fraud's proceeds.

In 2018 Clara was recognized in the Global Investigation Review's (GIR) Women in Investigations List. In 2020, Clara was recognized in the GIR'S 40 under 40 list.

Clara is the chapter leader and co-founder of the Women in White Collar Defense Association's Swiss chapter.

Switzerland - Investigations 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Clara Poglia is recognised for her “expertise in complex multi-jurisdictional fraud cases with criminal elements” and “provides an exceptional client service”.

Biography

Clara Poglia is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer’s Geneva office, where she co-heads the dispute resolution group. Clara's key areas of expertise and practice focus on white-collar crime, international mutual legal assistance both in criminal and tax matters, extradition, asset tracing and recovery, and internal corporate investigations. Clara is also specialized in regulatory and compliance issues. Clara regularly acts as counsel for both individuals and prominent corporate entities in criminal and administrative proceedings before cantonal and federal authorities and courts, including the Swiss Supreme Court. Clara has acted as counsel for both individuals and corporate entities in criminal and administrative proceedings before cantonal and federal authorities and criminal courts, including the Swiss Supreme Court.

Some of Clara's expertise includes: representation of a businessman in the frame of domestic criminal proceedings for alleged funds mismanagement and money laundering and assistance in the lifting of a freezing order targeting more than USD 900 million; representation of a high ranked individual of a financial institution in the context of criminal proceedings related to the violation of regulatory duties; and representation of a foreign company in the context of criminal proceedings dealt by the Federal Prosecutor Office for alleged money laundering of VAT carousel fraud's proceeds.

In 2018 Clara was recognized in the Global Investigation Review's (GIR) Women in Investigations List. In 2020, Clara was recognized in the GIR'S 40 under 40 list.

Clara is the chapter leader and co-founder of the Women in White Collar Defense Association's Swiss chapter.

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