Handelszeitung, 3 Mai 2018
“Highly active practice with an impressive white-collar crime offering”
LALIVE’s White Collar Crime practice is considered to be among the leading practices in Switzerland.
Our team of highly skilled defence lawyers is particularly well-known for its expertise and routinely represents States, companies and individuals in high profile, complex and multi-jurisdictional white collar crime cases as well as in mutual judicial assistance proceedings (including extradition) and sanctions work.
A large volume of our work focuses on the search and recovery of assets as well as on the effective representation all over Switzerland in cases of corruption, fraud, money laundering, embezzlement, disloyal management and cybercrime.
Our international team is composed Swiss, American, Brazilian and Russian speaking lawyers and includes former members of the judiciary, the Office of the Attorney General and the Swiss Federal Criminal Police. With this skillset and experience, we believe that our team is a winning combination. We can provide a rounded strategic assessment and understand the challenges faced by all the parties involved.
We routinely work across borders and are well-versed in multi-jurisdictional matters, calling upon our network of specialist lawyers for support in other jurisdictions.
Our acclaimed investigations practice handles sophisticated cross-border government-led and internal investigations.
- Advising a major Middle Eastern group and individuals in relation to criminal and civil proceedings in Switzerland regarding a worldwide dispute between clients of the group and another Middle-Eastern group for allegations of fraud in the amount of USD 9 billion. The firm successfully conducted attachment proceedings of a promissory note of USD 1.4 billion in Switzerland against the assets of partners of the defendant
- Being a member of The Independent Review Panel of Tennis, undertaking an exhaustive review and report of the appropriateness and effectiveness of the tennis practice and rules related to combatting match-fixing, with the purpose of elaborating a list of binding recommendations for the sport’s governing bodies
- Representing a whistleblower in a multinational company whose information triggered a major investigation for corruption, involving suspected bribery of foreign officials. The investigation into the allegations led to a number of arrests, in cooperation with the Swiss Prosecution Service, the US DOJ, FCPA and SEC
- Representing an individual targeted by a criminal investigation pending in another European country for conspiracy to commit large scale money laundering and fraud for Chinese organisations, as well as laundering money on a large scale for a Swiss bank’s clients who evaded taxes, with ramifications in several European countries
- Acting for the administrator of an insolvent foreign bank claiming damages in excess of EUR 400 million in a major fraud case involving various Swiss banks
- Acting as lead counsel to an international group victim of to an international cybercrime attack involving the transfer of significant funds to false accounts
schulthess manager handbuch 2018/2019, Schulthess Management, p. 179-185
And: Country Report Switzerland
Getting the Deal Through, Risk & Compliance Management 2018
Getting the Deal Through, Anti-Corruption Regulations 2018, pp. 15-16
Getting the Deal Through, Anti-Corruption Regulations 2017, pp. 159-165
In: Jonathan Tickner, Sarah Gabriel and Hannah Laming (Contributing Eds.), Getting the Deal Through - Asset Recovery 2016, pp. 111-118
Bilan, Tamedia Publications romandes SA, 17 August 2016, pp. 44-45
Getting the Deal Through, Market Intelligence – Anti-Corruption (Volume 3, Issue 6) November 2016, pp. 61-65
In: Robert Gallmann, Andreas Gersbach (Eds.), Der Unternehmensjurist, Schulthess Juristische Medien AG: Zurich, 2016, pp. 204-214
In: Robert Gallmann, Andreas Gersbach (Eds.), Der Unternehmensjurist, Schulthess Juristische Medien AG: Zurich, 2016: pp. 91-99
In: N. Bourtin (Ed.), The International Investigations Review, 6th ed., Law Business Research: London, 2016, pp. 234-241
IBA Anti-Corruption Committee News, Vol. 8, No. 1, June 2016, pp. 28-29
Getting the Deal Through, Anti-Corruption Regulations 2016, pp. 182-187
Getting the Deal Through, Anti-Corruption Regulation, 2015, pp. 1-5
In: Jonathan Tickner and Sarah Gabriel (Contributing Eds.), Getting the Deal Through - Asset Recovery 2015, pp. 134 -140
Step Journal, December 2014
From compliance programme to compliance management system: reaching the next level of effective compliance managementDaniel Lucien Bühr, 2014
Criminal Law and Business Crime Newsletter, Newsletter of the International Bar Association Legal Practice Division, Volume 7 Number 1, April 2014, pp. 18-19
In: Jonathan Tickner, Sarah Gabriel and Alan Bacarese (Contributing Eds.) Getting the Deal Through - Asset Recovery 2014, pp. 101-108
Governance der Rechtsfunktion im Unternehmen (Best Practice Governance of the Corporate Legal Function)Daniel Lucien Bühr, 2012
GesKR / Gesellschafts- und Kapitalmarktrecht, 4/2012, pp. 559 - 568
Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 17 September 2012
Корпоративный юрист (Corporate lawyer) N°3, 2012, pp. 60-63, Москва
International Enforcement Law Reporter, February 2012
International Anticorruption Committee Newsletter, January 2012
Alstom Network Schweiz AG оштрафована за несоблюдение мер внутреннего контроля в деле о взяточничествеSimone Nadelhofer, Daniel Lucien Bühr, 2012
Bizness & Baltija N°3 dated 5 January 2012
In: ACC Docket, the monthly journal of the Association of Corporate Counsel, Washington D.C., January/February 2011, p. 39-47
Mechanik und Kunst wirksamer ComplianceDaniel Lucien Bühr, 2010
In: Handbuch Compliance, DDr. Alexander Petsche and Mag. Karin Mair (eds), Vienna 2010, p. 413-420
economiesuisse, dossierpolitik Nr. 7, Zurich, April 2010
Der Richtige Weg zur Kartellbekämpfung / Effective Avoidance of Competition Law InfringementsDaniel Lucien Bühr, 2009
Wirtschaftsblatt, Vienna; 20.7.2009
Unternehmen im Wettbewerb – Evaluation des Kartellgesetzes / Undertakings and CompetitionDaniel Lucien Bühr, 2009
economiesuisse, Zurich, 2009
In: Klip / Sluiter (Eds.), Annotated Leading Cases of International Criminal Tribunals. The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia 2001-2002, Antwerp, Intersentia, 2005, pp. 37-43
Revue pénale suisse (RPS), 2005, Vol. 123, pp. 345-382
In: D. Shelton (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, Vol. 3, Farrington Hills, Macmillan Reference USA, 2004, pp. 1116-1123
La compétence universelle et l'application du droit international pénal en matière de conflits armés. La situation en SuisseMarc Henzelin, 2003
In: CREDHO - Université de Rouen (Ed.), La répression internationale du génocide rwandais, Actes du colloque de Rouen des 7 et 8 mars 2002, Bruylant, Brussels, 2003, pp. 155-174
In: Cassese/Gaeta/Jones (Eds.), The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court: A Commentary, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2002, Vol. II, pp. 1535-1558
Le droit pénal à l'épreuve de l'internationalisationMarc Henzelin, 2002
Henzelin/Roth (Eds.), Paris, Geneva, Brussels, LGDJ, Georg, Bruylant, 2002, 355 pages, ISBN LGDJ: 2-275-02215-5, ISBN Georg: 2-8257-0783-X, ISBN Bruylant 2-8027-1588-7
Tagung 2001 für Informatik & Recht, 2002, Vol. 2, pp. 63-86
Vers une Cour pénale internationale permanenteMarc Henzelin, 2001
Le Temps, 7 July 2001
Simone Nadelhofer appointed Regional Representative Europe of the IBA’s Business Crime Committee
LALIVE’s Investigations practice ranked among top 100 worldwide for fourth consecutive year
LALIVE opens in London
Marc Henzelin plays key role in Tennis Anti-corruption Report
Simone Nadelhofer appointed Chair of IPBA Anti-Corruption and the Rule of Law Committee
Marc Henzelin and Sonja Maeder Morvant earn recognition as Thought Leaders in Investigations
LALIVE’s Investigations practice again ranked among top 100 worldwide
Sophie Stählin to blog on Swissblawg
Press coverage: Sandrine Giroud quoted on the Responsible Art Market Initiative and money laundering in the art market
LALIVE edits new international guide on Risk and Compliance Management
LALIVE strengthens its Litigation team with the appointment of Matthias Gstoehl to the partnership
Press coverage: Marc Henzelin’s role in the Independent Review Panel of tennis mentioned in article on match fixing
LALIVE’s Investigations practice ranked among top 100 worldwide
Press coverage: Simone Nadelhofer on fraud at Basler Kantonalbank
Simone Nadelhofer appointed to the Expert Board of Economic Crime Investigation Masters Programme
Press coverage: Daniel Bühr regarding whistleblowing
LALIVE consolidates its rankings in Chambers Europe
Press coverage: Marc Henzelin on Offshore companies in Panama
Marc Henzelin appointed to the IBA Anti-Corruption Committee
LALIVE Newsflash: Switzerland’s new Anti Money Laundering legislation
Press coverage: Simone Nadelhofer profiled in an article on “Economic Crime Investigation”
LALIVE Newsflash: Commercial Bribery new ex officio crime in Switzerland – Last Grace Period for Health Checks in Risk Prone Organizations?
Press coverage: Daniel Bühr interviewed on risk management systems
Press coverage: Daniel L. Buhr interviewed on whistleblowing legislation in Switzerland
LALIVE achieves excellent rankings in Chambers Europe and Legal 500
Press coverage: Lalive adds counsel in Geneva
Promotion to Counsel
Press coverage: Caught in the middle
Promotion to partnership
Press coverage: Der 700 Millionen Albtraum
Press coverage: Rezept für Gesetzstreue in Unternehmen und Behörden
Press coverage: Marc Henzelin on US and EU sanctions
Press coverage: Daniel Bühr interviewed on Compliance Management
Press coverage: Marc Henzelin interviewed on the changing relationship of Swiss banks with their clients
Simone Nadelhofer appointed to the IPBA’s Ad Hoc Committee on Anti-Corruption and Rule of Law
LALIVE Counsel Daniel Lucien Bühr appointed to the Board of Directors of newly established Ethics and Compliance Switzerland
LALIVE consolidates leading positions in legal directories
Press coverage: Marc Henzelin interview: European investigations, Swiss banks and unusual clients
Dr Marc Henzelin lecturer in the Diploma of Advanced Studies in Business Intelligence (Geneva School of Business Administration)
LALIVE appoints four new partners in its Zurich office
Who’s Who Legal 2013 rankings: LALIVE consolidates its leading position in key practice areas
Daniel Bühr on the top five governance principles for the corporate legal function
LALIVE organises a seminar on white collar crime and compliance in Zurich (28 May 2013)
LALIVE organises white collar crime seminar in Zurich (22 May 2012)
LALIVE has built an outstanding reputation and market position for handling top-flight contentious work, both in litigation or arbitration. It has been active in high-profile matters involving bribery and corruption, both for corporates on self-reporting issues and on independent reviews. It is unusual in the top end of the Swiss market for having built a litigation practice for both corporate and high-net-worth individuals acting against banks.
The Lawyer, 2019
Clients applaud the firm's extensive capabilities: "They know how to work with multinationals, can handle matters that have international implications, are responsive and reactive, and have local law expertise." Others are quick to praise the team's dedication and attention to detail: "They do their homework and are always clear in their analysis."
Chambers Europe, White Collar Crime, 2019
Lalive provides ‘a heavy-weight contentious offering’, including a ‘specialisation in white-collar crime’.
Legal 500, Switzerland, Dispute resolution: Litigation, 2018
Acclaimed team with impressive white-collar crime expertise, particularly in the area of cross-border investigations and whistle-blowing cases. Areas of particular expertise include multi-jurisdictional fraud and corruption cases, asset recovery and corporate compliance. Has experience representing states, high net worth individuals and companies active in the banking, business consultancy, transport and sports sectors. One impressed source enthuses that the team possesses "talented lawyers who represent clients and their profession in superb fashion," while also noting that "they are excellent in dealing with the international components of negotiations and representation." One client highlights the ability of the team to "focus on the main important topics," and praises its lawyers for being able to "handle complex and sensitive investigation matters."
Chambers Europe, White Collar Crime, 2018
"Highly active practice with an impressive white-collar crime offering. Areas of expertise include multi-jurisdictional fraud and corruption cases, asset recovery and corporate compliance. Boasts experience representing states, individuals and companies. Has an expanding footprint in Zürich as a result of recent hires. Active in the banking, oil and gas, and sports sectors". "LALIVE are renowned experts in this field". The team is described as "thoughtful, strategic and responsive".
Chambers Europe, White Collar Crime, 2017
"Top-drawer multi-disciplinary team that benefits from offices in Geneva, Zürich and Doha. Standout expertise in banking, energy, asset recovery and white-collar crime disputes. Advises on litigation but is best known for a focus on arbitration, where it acts for sovereign entities and companies. Additional expertise in high-profile investor-state disputes. Possesses particular knowledge of representing clients from the MENA region." One client praises the team's "dedication, expertise and responsiveness". One client states that LALIVE "were more creative and came up with better ideas than the other firm we worked with."
Chambers Europe, Dispute Resolution, 2017
"It is one of the best firms in Switzerland, and our relationship is very smooth, clear and transparent. The lawyers are always available and respond within the hour.” “I have the highest impression of the firm. The lawyers do terrific work, are very thorough, efficient, direct and to the point.”
Chambers Europe, Switzerland, White Collar Crime, 2016
"Lalive has become one of Switzerland’s leading white-collar firms, with a host of major banks as clients.”
Global Investigations Review GIR 100, 2015
"This firm has years of experience representing clients in really complicated cases."
"The team is very experienced, clear, available, and realistic. The lawyers inspire confidence."
Chambers Europe, Switzerland, White Collar Crime, 2014
Lalive has an impressive list of clients that it advises on white-collar crime and compliance matters. (...) The team is also adept at the search and recovery of assets and is developing its investigatory capacity.
Chambers Europe, Switzerland: Dispute Resolution, White Collar Crime, 2013
At Lalive, Marc Henzelin focuses on the economic aspect of business crime and is included for his skills as a litigator. He also wins praise for his 'practical' approach to cases.
Who's Who Legal, Switzerland, Business Crime Defence, 2013
"Two 'excellent' names from Lalive feature in this chapter. The 'superb' Marc Henzelin receives recognition for his 'professional manner' and 'depth of expertise'. He is joined by Alexander Troller, a 'true expert'."
Who's Who Legal, Switzerland, Asset Recovery, 2013
"The firm excels at civil arbitration and litigation, as well as white-collar crime cases. Fields of expertise include corporate, private client, TMT and real estate disputes".
Legal 500, Switzerland: Leading firms, Geneva, 2013, Tier 3