Switzerland: Asset Recovery 2019

Here we identify 32 leading practitioners for their ability and knowledge in asset recovery matters on a domestic and international level.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Yves Klein Monfrini Bitton Klein, Geneva
2. Michele Caratsch  Baldi & Caratsch, Zurich
3. Sandrine Giroud  Lalive, Geneva
4. Saverio Lembo  Bär & Karrer Ltd, Geneva

First-rate Swiss firm Schellenberg Wittmer performs well this year with four outstanding practitioners recognised.
Managing partner Benjamin Borsodi is a well-respected figure in the Swiss market who stands out for his impressive work in corporate fraud and related asset tracing and recovery.
Vincent Jeanneret draws praise from peers who describe him as “an outstanding lawyer” with experience advising on complex multi-jurisdictional proceedings.
Paul Gully-Hart is a go-to name in the market among clients who commend his extensive experience handling complex asset-tracing matters relating to high-profile corporate criminal proceedings.  
Peter Burckhardt is renowned for his strong work on corporate investigations and international disputes, and stands out among peers for his expert handling of related asset tracing and recovery issues.

Lalive sees four impressive lawyers highlighted here.
Marc Henzelin is commended by sources as “an excellent practitioner” who is recognised for his first-class work on asset search and recovery, often in the context of private investigations.
Sandrine Giroud has extensive experience in contentious proceedings where she is regularly involved in high-value asset recovery on an international level.

Specialist firm Monfrini Bitton Klein has two standout individuals listed.

Yves Klein is one of the most prominent asset recovery specialists in the Swiss market. Peers note he is “always known to be excellent”, and commend his leading expertise in complex international asset recovery.
Enrico Monfrini is highlighted for his vast experience when it comes to advising foreign governments on high-value international asset search and recovery.

Lenz & Staehelin is home to two impressive practitioners.
Daniel Tunik is a highly respected lawyer in the Swiss market, who is known for the first-rate counsel he provides to clients on asset recovery issues, often in the context of banking or financial disputes.
Miguel Oural is a well-known lawyer who gains recognition from peers for his deep knowledge of litigious proceedings and the asset recovery issues arising out of international disputes.

Pestalozzi also has two lawyers listed in this chapter.
Thomas Rohner is highly experienced in the enforcement of foreign judgments and is commended for his superb work on tracing and recovering assets in commercial and corporate proceedings.
Christophe Emonet has broad experience across contentious matters and corporate investigations, regularly advising clients of international asset recovery issues with a focus on the finance industry.

Bär & Karrer’s Saverio Lembo is one of the foremost white-collar crime lawyers in the country, who stands out for his deep knowledge of complex asset tracing and recovery proceedings.

Marc Russenberger of RKR Rechtsanwälte is a well-known expert in matters relating to the tracing and freezing of domestic assets, often in the context of international proceedings.

Martin Bernet of Bernet Arbitration/Dispute Management is a well-established figure in the market. He has vast experience in contentious matters, where he offers clients comprehensive advice in asset recovery issues with a focus on the banking sector.

At Archipel, Pierluca Degni draws praise as a highly talented practitioner who has a broad range of expertise across contentious proceedings, focusing on asset recovery in high-stakes, cross-border investigations.

Jean-Cedric Michel from dePfyffer & Associés is well known among peers for his strong experience of asset recovery proceedings in banking and financial disputes and investigations.

Hans Baumgartner at Baumgartner Mächler Attorneys is widely respected for his work on sophisticated asset recovery matters arising out of white-collar criminal proceedings.

Michele Caratsch of Baldi & Caratsch is highly experienced in complex asset recovery matters and stands out for his excellent work on multi-jurisdictional proceedings.

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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