Switzerland: Investigations 2019

Over the course of our research we have identified 23 practitioners who stand out for their work in internal and external investigations with complex, multi-jurisdictional elements.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Marc Henzelin  Lalive, Geneva
2. Sonja Maeder Morvant  OHER Avocats, Geneva
3. Paul Gully-Hart  Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd, Geneva
4. Saverio Lembo  Bär & Karrer Ltd, Geneva 

Schellenberg Wittmer is a leading firm in the field with five lawyers listed.
Paul Gully-Hart possesses extensive experience in contentious proceedings and offers clients in-depth knowledge of high-stakes corporate investigations and regulatory matters.
Peter Burckhardt is highly experienced in the management of internal investigations for corporate entities, implementing his deep knowledge of regulatory, criminal and dispute resolution procedures to expertly advise clients.  
Benjamin Borsodi draws praise as an investigations specialist and is widely recognised among peers as a go-to practitioner in the space.
Vincent Jeanneret is hailed as a “very senior and very intelligent lawyer” who offers clients impressive experience in complex multi-jurisdictional investigations, particularly in the banking sector.
Louis Burrus focuses his practice on the banking industry, expertly advising clients in both contentious proceedings and internal investigations, regularly in an international context.

Bär & Karrer is home to four experts with significant standing in the market.
Sources "have great respect" for Saverio Lembo, thanks to his wide-ranging experience in white-collar crime investigations and litigation.
Andreas Länzlinger offers clients deep and varied expertise in investigations, with experience assisting companies across the pharmaceutical, construction and banking industries, among others.
Andrew Michael Garbarski is a highly skilled and knowledgeable practitioner who advises institutional clients on sophisticated white-collar criminal issues and investigations.
Eric Stupp centres his practice on the financial services industry, advising a wide range of institutions and individuals in the financial industry in high-stakes internal investigations and enforcement proceedings.

At Lenz & Staehelin, three practitioners are highlighted.
Shelby du Pasquier is a well-known expert in the banking arena who stands out for his first-class work on complex financial investigations.
Daniel Tunik enjoys a strong reputation among peers for his top-notch work in the investigations space, particularly when it comes to complex contentious proceedings.
Miguel Oural draws high praise from market sources for his deep knowledge of corporate investigation proceedings, and is considered a key figure in the area.

Lalive’s Marc Henzelin is one of the foremost investigations lawyers in the Swiss market. He stands out for his leading expertise in multi-jurisdictional investigations, asset recovery and regulatory concerns.
Simone Nadelhofer has impressive experience in the management of investigations, spanning regulatory and white-collar crime matters. Peers note she “definitely knows how to lead an investigation”.

Homburger has two standout lawyers noted.
Flavio Romerio distinguishes himself as a standout individual in the field. He leads the firm’s white-collar and investigations group and is recognised for his strong experience in complex, multi-jurisdictional internal investigations.
Claudio Bazzani is a dedicated and knowledgeable practitioner in the investigations space who draws praise for his outstanding work in international corporate and regulatory investigations.

Sonja Maeder Morvant of OHER Avocats impresses peers and clients alike who highlight her “extended knowledge of law and dedication” when it comes to complex investigations proceedings.

At Niederer Kraft Frey, Peter Honegger is a sophisticated and sought-after practitioner who demonstrates deep knowledge of investigations and the regulatory, criminal procedure and dispute elements of the field.

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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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