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Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd

Litigation

8 ranked lawyersBand 1SwitzerlandEurope 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

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

Strengths

A source notes that the team is made up of "absolutely brilliant lawyers who are very experienced."

One client reports: "It is an extremely competent law firm," and further praising its "client-oriented approach and great availability."

Work highlights

Acted for a foreign trading company on fraud and assets misappropriation criminal proceedings against a former trustee.

Notable practitioners

Benjamin Borsodi is "an experienced and very pragmatic lawyer," according to clients. He has notable experience assisting with fraud and corruption investigations.

Christian Girod is recognised for his experience in commercial litigation. He represents multinationals as defendants in class actions and also acts on disputes in the insurance sector.  One client says: "He is very experienced and I like his calm approach to litigation."

Clara Poglia enters the rankings this year on the back of positive market feedback. She advises clients on criminal proceedings, including fraud and money laundering cases. Sources note that she is "very sharp and knows her cases perfectly."

Paul Gully-Hart is a highly regarded criminal lawyer, involved in cases relating to asset recovery and fraud. Interviewees appreciate that he is "a very thorough lawyer," adding that he is "very experienced in white-collar crime cases."

Peter Burckhardt is a renowned litigator who represents clients in white-collar crime investigations and cases, including fraud. One impressed client states that he has "profound knowledge and experience in white-collar crime cases," and further praises "his strategic vision and calm demeanour when he guides clients through complex cases."

Urs Hoffmann-Nowotny is well placed to assist with banking and financial disputes, with further activity in insurance litigation.  Clients highlight that he is "sharp-minded, pragmatic and has a profound knowledge of the financial industry which makes him a well-trusted adviser, particularly in more complex and technical cases."

The "brilliant" Vincent Jeanneret is a pre-eminent litigator specialising in commercial disputes and white-collar crime cases. He has extensive expertise in fraud and money laundering proceedings.

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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

Poglia, Clara

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
Clara Poglia
Up and Coming
Paul Gully-Hart
Senior Statespeople

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