Peter Burckhardt

Peter Burckhardt
Office:
Löwenstrasse 19
PO Box 2201
8021
City:
Zurich
State:
Zurich
Country:
Switzerland
Tel:
+41 44 215 5252
Fax:
+41 44 215 5200

Biographies:

Who's Who Legal Switzerland - Asset Recovery

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 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.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Switzerland which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Asset Recovery: Lawyers

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 in investigations 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 highly recognised by leading directories and publications for his expertise in white-collar crime and compliance, asset recovery and investigations. His work on the Odebrecht matter was highly commended by the Financial Times “innovative lawyers” report 2017. Chambers and Partners describes Peter as an “expert”.

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 says: Peter Burckhardt is well known for his work for major corporations and his "wide expertise on cross-border investigations".

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Asset Recovery which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Switzerland - Business Crime Defence

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 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. 

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Switzerland which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Business Crime Defence: Corporates

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 in investigations 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 highly recognised by leading directories and publications for his expertise in white-collar crime and compliance, asset recovery and investigations. His work on the Odebrecht matter was highly commended by the Financial Times “innovative lawyers” report 2017. Chambers and Partners describes Peter as an “expert”.

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 says: Peter Burckhardt is a top-notch lawyer who “really stands out” in the corporate crime space, according to sources.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Business Crime Defence which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Investigations: Lawyers

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

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Investigations which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Switzerland - Investigations

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 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.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Switzerland which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Switzerland - Product Liability Defence

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 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.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Switzerland which can be purchased from our Shop.

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