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WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

Asset Recovery 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Peter Burckhardt is a staple of the Swiss market for asset recovery and investigations market renowned for his impressive work for both individuals and corporations.

Biography

Peter Burckhardt is a partner and head of Schellenberg Wittmer's dispute resolution group in Zurich, as well as the white-collar crime and internal corporate investigations teams. Peter, a former state prosecutor in the Canton of Bern, has a wealth of experience in criminal, regulatory and civil litigation matters. He has conducted many internal investigations and has acted as defence counsel for corporations and individuals in law enforcement proceedings of both Swiss and foreign (notably, US and UK) prosecutors and regulators, and before the Swiss courts at all levels.

Recent examples of Peter Burckhardt's expertise include: representation of Odebrecht and Braskem in the Petrobras corruption case. The resolution, which rested on a trilateral (Brazil, US and Switzerland) international agreement, was deemed a landmark novel approach in international corruption cases, and resulted in the largest corruption settlement worldwide; and representation of Credit Suisse in the US cross-border tax investigation. Peter conducted the internal investigation and represented the client before all law enforcement agencies and political bodies taking an interest in the matter, including in the US.

Peter is a member of various professional associations, including the Zurich and Swiss Bar Associations, the International Bar Association, the European Criminal Bar Association, and the Swiss Arbitration Association.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Peter Burckhardt possesses considerable experience in complex white-collar matters and is praised for his know-how in conducting internal investigations.

Biography

Peter Burckhardt is a partner and head of Schellenberg Wittmer's dispute resolution group in Zurich, as well as the white-collar crime and internal corporate investigations teams. Peter, a former state prosecutor in the Canton of Bern, has a wealth of experience in criminal, regulatory and civil litigation matters. He has conducted many internal investigations and has acted as defence counsel for corporations and individuals in law enforcement proceedings of both Swiss and foreign (notably, US and UK) prosecutors and regulators, and before the Swiss courts at all levels.

Recent examples of Peter Burckhardt's expertise include: representation of Odebrecht and Braskem in the Petrobras corruption case. The resolution, which rested on a trilateral (Brazil, US and Switzerland) international agreement, was deemed a landmark novel approach in international corruption cases, and resulted in the largest corruption settlement worldwide; and representation of Credit Suisse in the US cross-border tax investigation. Peter conducted the internal investigation and represented the client before all law enforcement agencies and political bodies taking an interest in the matter, including in the US.

Peter is a member of various professional associations, including the Zurich and Swiss Bar Associations, the International Bar Association, the European Criminal Bar Association, and the Swiss Arbitration Association.

Investigations

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

 Peter Burckhardt draws praise as an experienced practitioner in investigations who "works on the big cases", regularly advising major multinational companies.

Biography

Peter Burckhardt is a partner and head of Schellenberg Wittmer's dispute resolution group in Zurich, as well as the white-collar crime and internal corporate investigations teams. Peter, a former state prosecutor in the Canton of Bern, has a wealth of experience in criminal, regulatory and civil litigation matters. He has conducted many internal investigations and has acted as defence counsel for corporations and individuals in law enforcement proceedings of both Swiss and foreign (notably, US and UK) prosecutors and regulators, and before the Swiss courts at all levels.

Recent examples of Peter Burckhardt's expertise include: representation of Odebrecht and Braskem in the Petrobras corruption case. The resolution, which rested on a trilateral (Brazil, US and Switzerland) international agreement, was deemed a landmark novel approach in international corruption cases, and resulted in the largest corruption settlement worldwide; and representation of Credit Suisse in the US cross-border tax investigation. Peter conducted the internal investigation and represented the client before all law enforcement agencies and political bodies taking an interest in the matter, including in the US.

Peter is a member of various professional associations, including the Zurich and Swiss Bar Associations, the International Bar Association, the European Criminal Bar Association, and the Swiss Arbitration Association.

National Leader

Switzerland - Asset Recovery

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

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.

Biography

Peter Burckhardt is a partner and head of Schellenberg Wittmer's dispute resolution group in Zurich, as well as the white-collar crime and internal corporate investigations teams. Peter, a former state prosecutor in the Canton of Bern, has a wealth of experience in criminal, regulatory and civil litigation matters. He has conducted many internal investigations and has acted as defence counsel for corporations and individuals in law enforcement proceedings of both Swiss and foreign (notably, US and UK) prosecutors and regulators, and before the Swiss courts at all levels.

Recent examples of Peter Burckhardt's expertise include: representation of Odebrecht and Braskem in the Petrobras corruption case. The resolution, which rested on a trilateral (Brazil, US and Switzerland) international agreement, was deemed a landmark novel approach in international corruption cases, and resulted in the largest corruption settlement worldwide; and representation of Credit Suisse in the US cross-border tax investigation. Peter conducted the internal investigation and represented the client before all law enforcement agencies and political bodies taking an interest in the matter, including in the US.

Peter is a member of various professional associations, including the Zurich and Swiss Bar Associations, the International Bar Association, the European Criminal Bar Association, and the Swiss Arbitration Association.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

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.

Biography

Peter Burckhardt is a partner and head of Schellenberg Wittmer's dispute resolution group in Zurich, as well as the white-collar crime and internal corporate investigations teams. Peter, a former state prosecutor in the Canton of Bern, has a wealth of experience in criminal, regulatory and civil litigation matters. He has conducted many internal investigations and has acted as defence counsel for corporations and individuals in law enforcement proceedings of both Swiss and foreign (notably, US and UK) prosecutors and regulators, and before the Swiss courts at all levels.

Recent examples of Peter Burckhardt's expertise include: representation of Odebrecht and Braskem in the Petrobras corruption case. The resolution, which rested on a trilateral (Brazil, US and Switzerland) international agreement, was deemed a landmark novel approach in international corruption cases, and resulted in the largest corruption settlement worldwide; and representation of Credit Suisse in the US cross-border tax investigation. Peter conducted the internal investigation and represented the client before all law enforcement agencies and political bodies taking an interest in the matter, including in the US.

Peter is a member of various professional associations, including the Zurich and Swiss Bar Associations, the International Bar Association, the European Criminal Bar Association, and the Swiss Arbitration Association.

Switzerland - Investigations

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

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.

Biography

Peter Burckhardt is a partner and head of Schellenberg Wittmer's dispute resolution group in Zurich, as well as the white-collar crime and internal corporate investigations teams. Peter, a former state prosecutor in the Canton of Bern, has a wealth of experience in criminal, regulatory and civil litigation matters. He has conducted many internal investigations and has acted as defence counsel for corporations and individuals in law enforcement proceedings of both Swiss and foreign (notably, US and UK) prosecutors and regulators, and before the Swiss courts at all levels.

Recent examples of Peter Burckhardt's expertise include: representation of Odebrecht and Braskem in the Petrobras corruption case. The resolution, which rested on a trilateral (Brazil, US and Switzerland) international agreement, was deemed a landmark novel approach in international corruption cases, and resulted in the largest corruption settlement worldwide; and representation of Credit Suisse in the US cross-border tax investigation. Peter conducted the internal investigation and represented the client before all law enforcement agencies and political bodies taking an interest in the matter, including in the US.

Peter is a member of various professional associations, including the Zurich and Swiss Bar Associations, the International Bar Association, the European Criminal Bar Association, and the Swiss Arbitration Association.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Peter Burckhardt is highlighted by respondents as “a big name in the field” of product liability defence and is known for his extensive experience handling related regulatory matters and litigation.

Biography

Peter Burckhardt is a partner and head of Schellenberg Wittmer's dispute resolution group in Zurich, as well as the white-collar crime and internal corporate investigations teams. Peter, a former state prosecutor in the Canton of Bern, has a wealth of experience in criminal, regulatory and civil litigation matters. He has conducted many internal investigations and has acted as defence counsel for corporations and individuals in law enforcement proceedings of both Swiss and foreign (notably, US and UK) prosecutors and regulators, and before the Swiss courts at all levels.

Recent examples of Peter Burckhardt's expertise include: representation of Odebrecht and Braskem in the Petrobras corruption case. The resolution, which rested on a trilateral (Brazil, US and Switzerland) international agreement, was deemed a landmark novel approach in international corruption cases, and resulted in the largest corruption settlement worldwide; and representation of Credit Suisse in the US cross-border tax investigation. Peter conducted the internal investigation and represented the client before all law enforcement agencies and political bodies taking an interest in the matter, including in the US.

Peter is a member of various professional associations, including the Zurich and Swiss Bar Associations, the International Bar Association, the European Criminal Bar Association, and the Swiss Arbitration Association.

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