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Clara Poglia

Clara Poglia

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd15bis, rue des AlpesPO Box 2088GenevaGenevaSwitzerland1211

Global Leader

Investigations 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Clara Poglia is hailed for her ability to “synthesise complex ideas into simple sentences” with extensive experience in anti-corruption and tax fraud matters.

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 hugely “impressive” when it comes to defending corporate clients throughout dispute resolution and white-collar matters, according to sources. 

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 of tax fraud (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.

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