Switzerland: Asset Recovery 2018

In this chapter we highlight 28 leading individuals for their outstanding work assisting clients in tracing and recovering lost, misappropriated or stolen assets, including in relation to disclosure, freezing and seizure orders and recovery claims. 

Most Highly Regarded
1. Yves Klein Monfrini Bitton Klein, Geneva
2. Michele Caratsch Baldi & Caratsch, Zurich
3. Saverio Lembo Bär & Karrer Ltd, Geneva
4. Paul Gully-Hart Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd., Geneva

SCHELLENBERG WITTMER boasts the leading asset recovery offering in the country, receiving four nominations this year.
Paul Gully-Hart draws high praise for his invaluable experience in asset recovery issues and gains particular recognition for his exceptional work handling international compliance and regulatory matters.
Benjamin Borsodi is one of the standout names in the field who is highly respected by both clients and peers alike. His top-tier practice encompasses a wide array of related matters including asset recovery and tracing.
Peter Burckhardt is a white-collar crime specialist highlighted in this chapter for his impressive work handling related asset-tracing and recovery matters.
Vincent Jeanneret stands out in the asset recovery space, most notably for his first-class work in relation to major insolvency and business crime proceedings.

We highlight three practitioners at LALIVE who are recognised for their leading expertise in the field.
Alexander Troller is “very well known” in the field of asset recovery, an area in which, as sources note, “He is an absolute must for inclusion.”  
Marc Henzelin focuses his first-class practice on corporate criminal matters and is recognised for his expert handling of asset search and recovery proceedings.  
Sandrine Giroud is a widely recognised figure in the Swiss market who also wins praise for her strong expertise in the field of asset recovery.

LENZ & STAEHELIN’s Daniel Tunik is “a prominent practitioner” whose excellent work handling asset recovery matters earns him recognition from sources as a standout expert in the area.
The “excellent” Miguel Oural continues to impress market commentators who consider him a highly respected figure in the Swiss asset recovery space.

PESTALOZZI ATTORNEYS AT LAW’s Christophe Emonet boasts a top-tier asset recovery practice and is particularly noted for his work involving cross-border bankruptcy proceedings.
Thomas Rohner specialises his practice in dispute resolution proceedings, where he is recognised among peers for his excellent work relating to insolvency and asset recovery matters.

Yves Klein at MONFRINI BITTON KLEIN is the foremost asset recovery specialist in the Swiss market, who is “very well known” among peers as “an excellent strategist”. According to one source, “He is in the top echelon of practitioners in the field.”
Enrico Monfrini is internationally recognised for his excellence when it comes to asset recovery matters, and garners praise for his work tracing the proceeds of corruption.

BALDI & CARATSCH’s Michele Caratsch is a pre-eminent name in the international asset recovery space, where he wins praise for his superb litigation and management of cross-border asset recovery proceedings.

At BÄR & KARRER Saverio Lembo is recognised as “a top lawyer” according to sources, whose world-class practice sees him work on some of the most complex issues in asset recovery.

RKR RECHTSANWÄLTE’s Marc Russenberger is a renowned figure in the Swiss market who brings with him more than 20 years of specialist experience in the asset recovery field. He has particular expertise in issues surrounding the blocking of assets and enforcing foreign rulings.

Martin Bernet of BERNET ARBITRATION / DISPUTE MANAGEMENT is one of the most experienced practitioners in the field, whose extensive practice encompasses a wide range of asset recovery matters.

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