• "we feel totally at ease with him"

     

    Client in Chambers Global 2013

  • "a smart, precise and articulate advisor who is an absolute pleasure to work with"

     

    Who's Who Legal 2016

  • "his expertise covers civil and criminal asset recovery and he is praised for his strategic thinking"

     

    Who's Who Legal 2014

  • "he has a first-rate mind and handles really prestigious white-collar crime mandates"

     

    Client in Chambers Global 2014

  • "widely regarded as an excellent practitioner"

     

    Chambers Europe 2015

  • "extensive experience in white-collar crime, commercial and financial litigation, international judicial assistance and arbitration"

     

    Who's Who Legal 2013

  • "he is a 'tour de force' and an 'essential component in the toughest cases'"

     

    Who's Who Legal 2015

  • "well connected and talented in tracing and asset recovery"

     

    Who's Who Legal 2013

  • "described as 'one of the foremost litigators, both in the domestic and international marketplace'"

     

    Who's Who Legal 2015

  • "particularly knowledgeable on the enforcement of foreign judgments and awards"

     

    Who's Who Legal 2015

  • "a 'real personality' on the dispute resolution scene"

     

    Chambers Global 2015

  • "'sensational' in complex cross-border cases"

     

    Who's Who Legal 2015

  • "a very smart lawyer with a huge international network of contacts"

     

    Client in Chambers Global 2014

  • "one of the top business crime lawyers in the country"

     

    Client in Who's Who Legal 2014

  • "universally considered outstanding"

     

    Who's Who Legal 2013

  • "he knows his cases extremely well and gives precise and well thought through advice."

     

    Client in Chamber Europe 2016

  • "sensible and extremely user-friendly"

     

    Legal 500 2013

  • "he brings top tactics and strategy, and is great at motivating a team"

     

    Client in Chambers Global 2014

  • "he is in high demand for his expertise in white-collar crime and finance litigation"

     

    Who's Who Legal 2014

  • "praised for his knowledge and experience of the Swiss market"

     

    Chambers Europe 2015

  • "listed among the 'Most Highly Regarded Individuals'"

     

    Who's Who Legal: Business Crime Defence 2015

  • "known for his thorough and imaginative approach"

     

    Who's Who Legal 2016

  • "a 'pre-eminent' figure in the market whose advice is 'always on point' and 'first rate'"

     

    Who's Who Legal 2015

  • "offers great strategic vision"

     

    Client in Chambers Global 2013

  • "tremendously skilled"

     

    Who's Who Legal 2015

  • "'famed practitioner' who has 'invaluable sector experience'"

     

    Who's Who Legal: Business Crime Defence 2015

  • "one of the foremost experts in Switzerland"

     

    Who's Who Legal 2015

  • "extremely helpful and intelligent; he is clear and efficient in his advice"

     

    Client in Chambers Global 2015

 

 

 

Saverio Lembo

Partner

Saverio Lembo heads Bär & Karrer's White Collar Crime practice group, as well as the Litigation and Arbitration Team of the Geneva office.

He has extensive experience in white collar crime, commercial and financial litigation, international judicial assistance (civil and criminal), arbitration and insolvency. During recent years, he has been involved in a number of complex commercial litigation proceedings, has served as a party representative or arbitrator in various domestic and international commercial arbitrations and has assisted clients in Swiss and foreign criminal proceedings.

Saverio Lembo's practice also extends to pharmaceutical litigation, inheritance law, employment matters and enforcement of foreign judgments and awards.

Saverio Lembo is ranked in tier 1 of the leading lawyers in White-Collar Crime Switzerland by Chambers & Partners. He was awarded "Lawyer of the Year 2016" in the categories Criminal Defense and Litigation in the Geneva area by Best Lawyers. Since 2012, the International Who's Who lists him among the world's leading practitioners in the areas of Business Crime Defense, Asset Recovery Lawyers and Commercial Litigation. In The Legal 500, Saverio Lembo has been listed among the leading individuals in Switzerland in Dispute Resolution since 2010.

Languages

French, Italian, English, German

Curriculum

  • Partner of Bär & Karrer (since 2003)
  • Associate at Bär & Karrer (2000)
  • Secondment at Slaughter and May, London (1997)
  • Associate at a Swiss law firm (1995)
  • Admitted to the Geneva Bar (Ranked 1st, 1995)
  • University of Geneva: lic. iur. (1992)
  • University of Geneva: lic. oec. (1989)

Memberships and Public Offices

  • Vice-Chair of the International Anti-Money Laundering Committee, American Bar Association SIL (since 2014)
  • Vice-Chair of the International Arbitration Committee, American Bar Association SIL (2014-2016)
  • Co-Chair of the International Criminal Law Committee, American Bar Association SIL (2012-2014)
  • Co-Chair of AIJA Human Rights Committee (2011)
  • Lecturer at the "Ecole d'Avocature", University of Geneva, Criminal Law Proceedings (since 2011)
  • President of the Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA) (2009-2010)
  • President of the Commercial Fraud Commission of AIJA (2006-2008)
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the Associazione Internazionale dei Giuristi di Lingua Italiana (AIGLI) (1998-2008)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Member of (ASA) Association Suisse de l'Arbitrage
  • Geneva Bar Association (OdA)
  • Association Genevoise du Droit des Affaires (AGDA)
  • Société Suisse de droit pénal
  • Member of the Committee of the Geneva Young Lawyers Bar (1994-1995)

Contact Details

Saverio Lembo
Bär & Karrer AG
quai de la Poste 12
CH-1211 Genève
Switzerland

T: +41 58 261 57 00
F: +41 58 263 57 40
saverio.lembo@baerkarrer.ch

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Deals & Cases

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15.12.2015
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Publications

Confidentiality in Arbitration: From Myth to Reality, 2015 … Download »
Enforcement of Foreign Judgments 2016 - Switzerland, ICLG - The International Comparative Legal Guide , p. 49-55 Download »
Significant Amendments of Anti-Money Laundering Laws in Switzerland, Bär & Karrer Briefing May 2015 Download »
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Speaking Engagements

Lifting the Lid on the Petrobras Fraud C5, 26 October 2015, Miami … more »
Too Many Chiefs for Too Few Tribe Members?: Financial and Capital Market Compliance in a Fragmented World Seasonal Meeting (Organizer: New York State Bar Association, International Secti … more »
Significant Changes in Swiss Anti-Money Laundering Laws STEP Guernsey Branch Annual Conference, 11 June 2015, Guernsey … more »
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