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Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd

Litigation

7 ranked lawyersBand 2SwitzerlandEurope 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Established practice offering advice to notable local and international clients on complex commercial disputes, including shareholder litigation and post-M&A disputes. Also assists with banking, financial and insurance cases. Boasts an excellent track record representing states and numerous prestigious financial institutions as plaintiffs and defendants in white-collar crime matters. Areas of particular expertise include cross-border asset tracing and recovery, as well as fraud, money laundering and corruption investigations.

Strengths

Clients appreciate the lawyers for their dedication, with one remarking that they "fight until the end for their clients."

Sources applaud the team for their general performance, with one client praising their "great attitude and effective support and advice" before lauding their "excellent service."

Work highlights

Assisted Credit Suisse with internal investigations and represented the client in proceedings before FINMA, the Department of Justice, the US Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Financial Services pertaining to fraud investigation and regulatory enforcement.

Notable practitioners

Benjamin Borsodi is "a class act and a pleasure to work with," according to sources. He has notable experience assisting with fraud and corruption investigations. Interviewees also say: "He has a way of treating the client as though they were the most important of his cases every time."

Christian Girod is recognised for his experience in commercial litigation. He represents multinationals as defendants in class actions and also acts on contractual disputes.

Paul Gully-Hart is a highly regarded criminal lawyer, involved in cases relating to asset recovery and fraud. Interviewees appreciate that he can "provide both the right advice and confidence for the client."

Peter Burckhardt moves up the rankings this year following a raft of praise from interviewees. He is a renowned litigator who represents clients in white-collar crime investigations and cases, including fraud. Clients are greatly impressed by his performance, stating that he "has a profound knowledge of the Swiss regulatory landscape and is very well placed to advise on Swiss matters that have an international context."

Urs Hoffmann-Nowotny joins the rankings this year following extensive market feedback. He is well placed to assist with banking and financial disputes, with further activity in insurance litigation. He is valued by clients for "giving advice that is clear, well structured and sensible."

Vincent Jeanneret is a pre-eminent litigator specialising in commercial disputes and white-collar crime cases. He has extensive expertise in fraud, embezzlement and money laundering proceedings. Sources appreciate that he is "able to think outside the box, take a case and look at it from a bird's-eye view and find creative solutions."

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Overview

Our Dispute Resolution Group features one of the largest leading practices in Switzerland. We represent clients before the Swiss courts and in arbitrations under the rules of all international institutions. We advise on pre-litigation measures and strategies, and have broad experience in coordinating and monitoring complex international litigation in many jurisdictions.

We maintain a notable record in litigation, with a particular focus on commercial and banking matters, with varied clients from private individuals and states to reputable companies.

Key types of work:

  • Counsel in domestic and international commercial litigation matters, often with a cross-border component
  • Counsel or arbitrator in high-value international commercial arbitration, sports cases and investment disputes
  • Interim relief, freezing injunctions, asset recovery, debt collection and insolvency matters
  • Enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards
  • Representation of corporate clients and individuals in domestic and international criminal defence and regulatory enforcement proceedings
  • Conduct of internal investigations
  • Representation of clients in legal assistance proceedings in civil and criminal matters

Members

Burckhardt, Peter (Head of Department)

Burrus, Louis (Head of Department)

Poglia, Clara (Head of Department)

Ayoub, George

Jeanneret, Vincent

Jolles, Alexander

Leimgruber, Stefan

von Ziegler, Alexander

Litigation

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd

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Location

15, bis, rue des Alpes

PO Box 2088

Geneva

Geneva

Switzerland

CH-1211

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Switzerland

Litigation


Christian Girod
Band 4
Urs Hoffmann-Nowotny
Up and Coming
Vincent Jeanneret
Senior Statespeople

White-Collar Crime


Benjamin Borsodi
Band 2
Paul Gully-Hart
Band 1
Peter Burckhardt
Band 1

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