PRESS COVERAGE: INTERVIEW OF SIMONE NADELHOFER on the Swiss Office of the Attorney General’s indictment of Trafigura

6 December 2023

Simone NADELHOFER is interviewed on Trafigura’s indictment for bribing foreign officials in a Tages-Anzeiger article of Wednesday, 6 December. It’s the first trial in Switzerland for bribe payments made by Swiss companies abroad as previous proceedings have so far ended with a penalty order. “Companies prefer to regulate proceedings through penal orders, which is usually quicker and with less publicity” declared Simone. Out of court settlements without admission of punishment are not yet possible in Switzerland, and the current decision could set a precedent for future proceedings.

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