Switzerland: Investigations 2018

This year we highlight 21 leading investigations experts who stand out for their excellent work managing cross-border investigations into individuals and companies across a range of industry sectors.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Paul Gully-Hart Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd, Geneva
2. Marc Henzelin Lalive, Geneva
3. Flavio Romerio Homburger AG, Zurich
4. Andreas Länzlinger Bär & Karrer Ltd, Zurich
5. Sonja Maeder Morvant Lalive, Geneva

SCHELLENBERG WITTMER is well known for its strong investigations practice and sees four leading lights in the field recognised for their work in the area this year.
The “exceptional” Paul Gully-Hart is a key player in the international marketplace, widely regarded to be one of the world’s leading corporate investigations experts.
The “excellent” Peter Burckhardt is “a well-respected practitioner” in the corporate criminal space who wins praise for his “excellent” handling of white-collar and internal investigations.
Benjamin Borsodi is “a top lawyer” who is “very well known” for his exceptional work relating to criminal defence matters. He is widely recognised for his first-class global investigations practice.
Louis Burrus “has a great reputation in Switzerland” thanks to his extensive experience conducting internal investigations with a multi-jurisdictional component. He regularly represents prominent companies and individuals under investigation by Swiss and international authorities.

BÄR & KARRER is home to some of the top investigations experts in Switzerland, three of whom are recognised in this chapter.
Andreas Länzlinger is “at the very top in investigations and criminal matters” according to impressed sources who consider him “an excellent lawyer thanks to his broad experience”.
Saverio Lembo boasts “a very strong practice” in the field and regularly advises Swiss and foreign clients who are the subject of complex corporate investigations.
Andrew Michael Garbarski is a leading expert when it comes to white-collar crime and insolvency matters. He is internationally endorsed for his excellent work conducting complex internal investigations.

LENZ & STAEHELIN also sees three leading investigations experts highlighted.
Shelby du Pasquier is described as “the go-to practitioner for corporate investigations” and is commended for his “excellent work across the banking sector”.
Miguel Oural is a leading light in the corporate investigations space and is held in high regard by commentators who commend his great strategic mind.
Daniel Tunik is an expert in white-collar criminal litigation and is regularly called upon to advise major corporations under investigation.

Full-service corporate law firm HOMBURGER is home to two recommended individuals.
The “excellent” Flavio Romerio leads the firm’s white-collar crime and investigations team and is described by peers as “one of the most active investigations practitioners in the financial services area”.
Claudio Bazzani is “an outstanding lawyer” who is widely respected in the market for his exceptional expertise handling internal and regulatory investigations.

Marc Henzelin of LALIVE is “a vastly experienced lawyer” who boasts an excellent reputation in the field. He is a seasoned investigations specialist who is regularly called upon to conduct investigations relating to asset search and recovery, and compliance issues.
Sonja Maeder Morvant is a white-collar crime specialist, recognised in this chapter for her outstanding work on multi-jurisdictional corporate investigations.

INDEPENDENT PRACTITIONER Mark Livschitz is “an active player in the market” who continues to impress commentators with his fantastic work managing investigations into corruption and fraud allegations.

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