Enrico Monfrini

Enrico Monfrini
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Who's Who Legal Asset Recovery: Lawyers

Enrico Monfrini founded the firm that is now known as Monfrini Bitton Klein in 1978. He has been of counsel to the firm since 2015.

Monfrini Bitton Klein is a conflict-free litigation boutique that focuses on asset recovery, business crime defence, anti-corruption investigations, offshore disputes, international judicial assistance, cross-border insolvency, enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitration awards, and the tracing of matrimonial and estate assets.

Mr Monfrini is recognised worldwide as the foremost specialist in asset recovery, in particular the recovery of proceeds from corruption on behalf of foreign governments (Nigeria v AbachaHaiti v DuvalierTunisia v Ben Ali and others). In these endeavours, he has recovered more than US$2 billion since 1999.

Because of these successful recoveries, Mr Monfrini is the only private practitioner to have been invited by the Word Bank to join Friends of StAR, a group of experts supporting the World Bank and UNODC Stolen Assets Recovery Initiative. In 2006, UNODC also invited him to join the group of experts to draft the Technical Guide to Promote the Implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC).

He is regularly invited to speak at international conferences on asset-recovery issues, including the Lausanne Seminar on Asset Recovery. Organised by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, the seminar assists foreign law enforcement and anti-corruption agencies.

Mr Monfrini has published papers and chapters on international recovery of assets obtained through corruption.

He speaks French, English, German, Italian and Swedish.

WWL says: Legendary litigator Enrico Monfrini is one of Switzerland’s most eminent names in the field of asset recovery, with 40 years’ experience in complex domestic and international civil and criminal proceedings.

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