Switzerland: Business Crime Defence 2019

This year’s research has identified 32 experts in business crime defence who excel in handling complex white-collar crime matters.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Paul Gully-Hart  Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd, Geneva
2. Saverio Lembo  Bär & Karrer Ltd, Geneva
3. Benjamin Borsodi  Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd, Geneva
4. Marc Henzelin  Lalive, Geneva
   

Schellenberg Wittmer is a leading firm in the area with five lawyers recognised.
Paul Gully-Hart is a standout player who distinguishes himself as an expert in litigation and white-collar crime work, offering clients deep expertise in contentious matters.
Benjamin Borsodi is one of the most prominent white-collar crime specialists in the market, who regularly works with corporate entities and executives in high-stakes internal investigations and disputes.
Peter Burckhardt has extensive experience in corporate investigations and contentious proceedings, displaying deep knowledge of the space in his work on large-scale cross border proceedings.
Vincent Jeanneret provides outstanding advice in sophisticated corporate disputes and investigations for clients in the commercial and banking sectors.
Roland Ryser is a well-recognised name in the Swiss market known for his work advising entities and individuals on complex regulatory and white-collar crime proceedings.

Bär & Karrer has an impressive four practitioners highlighted.
Saverio Lembo is a celebrated white-collar lawyer who sources "would turn to without hesitation" thanks to his "natural ability" in white-collar work.
Andrew Michael Garbarski is a commercially minded practitioner who provides clients with comprehensive advice on complex white-collar matters.
Andreas Länzlinger possesses top-tier expertise in internal investigations and displays deep prowess in the management of business crime proceedings.
Eric Stupp is widely recognised as an expert in advising financial institutions in high-value investigations and white-collar crime matters.

RVMH Avocats achieves three listings here.
Pierre-Damien Eggly is praised by his peers who note that “he is well experienced and works perfectly” in matters relating to white-collar crime and corporate litigation.
Patrick Hunziker has decades of experience in space, advising clients on contentious white-collar criminal proceedings and regulatory issues.  
Guillaume Vodoz draws on his deep experience of disputes and litigation in the banking sector to expertly manage corporate investigations and criminal proceedings.

Lenz & Staehelin sees two experts noted.
Daniel Tunik impresses sources with his strong knowledge of white-collar crime proceedings, particularly in relation to the financial and banking industry.
Miguel Oural stands out for his exceptional work on complex white-collar crime and investigations matters on both a domestic and a cross-border level.

At Homburger, Roman Richers is known for his extensive experience in cross-border disputes and expertly advises clients in high-stakes business crime matters.
Flavio Romerio leads the firm’s white-collar crime and corporate investigations team and regularly advises clients in response to actions from domestic and foreign regulators.

Lalive’s Marc Henzelin is a leading light in business crime area. He possesses significant experience in corporate investigations and disputes in addition to his expertise in private investigations.

Jean-Francois Ducrest of Ducrest Heggli Avocats is “a highly skilled practitioner” who comes recommended for his outstanding work in criminal business proceedings and corporate disputes.

Stefan Disch at Avocats-ch is “known as one of the best criminal lawyers”, according to peers who note “he really knows the field”.

Alec Reymond from Lex Partners has vast experience of acting in international white-collar crime proceedings, with sources affirming that he is “a leading individual” and “recognised as one of the best for sure”.

Sonja Maeder Morvant at OHER Avocats impresses sources who emphatically praise her leading expertise in the field, and note she is “knowledgeable and very diligent”.

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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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