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Katja Böttcher

Legal Project Manager




English , French , German , Spanish


Stampfenbachplatz 4
P.O. Box 212
8042 Zurich


+41 58 105 2100

Katja Böttcher joined LALIVE’s Zurich office in 2015 as a Legal Project Manager, coordinating the firm’s major legal and compliance projects. She has wide experience in international criminal and forensic investigations, in particular in financial investigations, organised crime, asset tracing, money laundering, corruption and stock market offences.

Before joining LALIVE, Katja Böttcher worked for the Swiss Federal Police leading a team of financial investigators, in close cooperation with the Office of the Attorney General. Prior to this, Katja Böttcher trained as a tax consultant with a leading consulting firm.

Katja Böttcher is a member of the Swiss Association of Experts in Economic Crime Investigation, the Swiss Association of Criminology (“Schweizerische Kriminalistische Gesellschaft”, SKG) as well as of Ethics and Compliance Switzerland (ECS) and an active member of the Anti-Bribery Working Group thereof.

Katja Böttcher graduated 1999 in Law from the University of Zurich (lic.iur.) and holds a Master of Advanced Studies in Economic Crime Investigation (MAS ECI, 2007) from Lucerne University of Applied Science and Art.

GIR - The Guide to Monitorships

Simone Nadelhofer, Daniel Lucien Bühr, Katja Böttcher, Jonathon E. Boroski, 2022

In: Global Investigations Review (GIR), Edition 3, Chapter 10: Monitorships: The Swiss Perspective (p. 159), April 2022

Monitorships in Switzerland

Simone Nadelhofer, Daniel Lucien Bühr, Katja Böttcher, Jonathon E. Boroski, 2019

In: The Guide to Monitorships, Global Investigation Review, pp. 117-123

Network Risk management / Swiss Financial Experts Association (Swiss FEA)

36. Expert Conference “Compliance System – A Necessary Evil?”

07/11/2017 Zurich Katja Böttcher Speaker: Riskmanagement and Compliance in Corporate Criminal Law

For more information, see the presentation and l’article published on the event.


Country Exam – Convention on combating bribery of foreign public officials in international business transactions

19/12/2016 Bern Katja Böttcher Panellist: Panel on combating transnational corruption and criminal liability of companies

Ethics and Compliance Switzerland (ECS)

Launch of new Anti-Bribery Working Group

14/12/2016 Zurich Katja Böttcher Guest speaker: Anti-Corruption – Developments in Switzerland

For more information, see the presentation.

MAS Economic Crimes & Corporate Resilience

University of Zurich

25/04/2016 Zurich Katja Böttcher Guest speaker: Internal Investigations

For more information, see the presentation.