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Adam El-Hakim



Switzerland, 2014


Swiss, Egyptian


German , English , Arabic , French


Stampfenbachplatz 4
P.O. Box 212
8042 Zurich


+41 58 105 2100

Adam El-Hakim joined LALIVE in 2019. He specializes in white collar crime, compliance, international mutual legal assistance and internal investigations. Adam El-Hakim represents clients before authorities and courts at all stages of criminal proceedings. He has experience in issues related to criminal litigation, cross-border anti-fraud and anti-money laundering, as well as anti-bribery matters.

Prior to joining LALIVE, Adam El-Hakim completed internships at Bär & Karrer AG (2012) and the Prosecutor’s Office of Baselland (2013). He practiced as an attorney at Bär & Karrer AG (2017) and worked as Federal Assistant Prosecutor at the Office of the Attorney General for white collar crime (2017-2019).

Adam El-Hakim is a member of the Zurich Bar Association (ZAV), the Swiss Bar Association (SAV) and the Criminalistic Society of Switzerland (CSS). In addition, he is a founding member of the Private Claimants Network (PCN).

Adam El-Hakim holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree from the University of Basel (2008/2010), an LL.M. degree from University College London, UCL (2011, Dr. Gadient Engi Scholar) as well as a PhD from the University of Basel (2017, Dr. Gadient Engi Scholar). His doctoral thesis explores the topic of co-accused persons in accelerated proceedings according to Art. 358 et seqq. of the Swiss Criminal Procedure Code.

Strafprozessuale Verwertbarkeit und Beweiswert von Mitarbeiterbefragungen

Adam El-Hakim, David Mühlemann, 2021

ForumPoenale 2/2021, 142 ff.

Der Einziehungs- und Ersatzforderungsbetrag als Leistungsgegenstand im abgekürzten Verfahren

Adam El-Hakim, 2020

ForumPoenale 5/2020, 399 ff.

Impact of Covid-19 on criminal proceedings

Marc Henzelin, Deborah Hondius, Simine Sheybani, Adam El-Hakim, 2020

LALIVE Blog, April 2020

Swiss Federal Corona State Aid Programs

Daniel Lucien Bühr, Adam El-Hakim, 2020

LALIVE Blog, March 2020

Abgekürztes Verfahren und der Revisionsgrund einander widersprechender Urteile - Bemerkungen zu BGE 144 IV 121

Adam El-Hakim, Miro Dangubic, 2019

ForumPoenale 2/2019, 154 ff.

Verwertbarkeit von Einvernahmen eines Zeugen oder einer Auskunftsperson bei einem Rollenwechsel

Adam El-Hakim, Nicola Moser 2018

ForumPoenale 4/2018, 300 ff.

Mitbeschuldigte im abgekürzten Verfahren gemäss Art. 358 ff. StPO

Adam El-Hakim, 2017

Diss., Basel 2017

SIX Swiss Exchange adapting new Regulations regarding Sustainability Reporting and further Disclosure Obligations

Adam El-Hakim, 2017

CapLaw 3/2017

Entscheidanmerkung: BGer 1B_251/2015

Adam El-Hakim, 2016

ForumPoenale 1/2016, 13 ff.

Analyse ausgewählter Konsumentenschutzelemente im VE-VVG

Adam El-Hakim, 2010

HAVE 3/2010, 183 ff.

Adam El-Hakim Lecturer


Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
CAS Bank Operations & Compliance: criminal and supervisory law aspects of money laundering and bribery