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Prof. Dr. Andrew M. Garbarski

He always looks for solutions, and in court he is precise and gets to the point in his arguments.

Client in Chambers Europe 2016

Andrew Garbarski has great knowledge in white-collar cases, is very precise and always well-prepared.

Source in Legal 500 2020

A lot of empathy and he really cares about the case.

Client in Chambers Europe 2020

Offers practical advice on white-collar crime, financial litigation and insolvency proceedings.

Who's Who Legal 2019

Very good lawyer.

Who's Who Legal 2019

A very well-known lawyer.

Who's Who Legal Asset Recovery 2019

Always ahead of the game, well prepared, very clear in both written and oral form and very efficient.

Client in Chambers Global 2019

He is very good on technical matters.

Chambers Global 2019

Ability to think globally.

Who's Who Legal Asset Recovery 2018

Deep knowledge of Swiss criminal law and other legal systems.

Who's Who Legal Asset Recovery 2018

One of the most diligent, thorough and insightful criminal lawyers in the market.

Client in Who's Who Legal 2018

Praised for his exceptional knowledge of the law.

Who's Who Legal 2017

Highly regarded for his adept handling of corporate financial crime, litigation and internal investigations.

Who's Who Legal 2017

I have found him impressive and he is working on major matters.

Client in Chambers Europe 2017

He's very bright and has a great ability to work under pressure.

Client in Chambers Europe 2016

He always looks for solutions, and in court he is precise and gets to the point in his arguments.

Client in Chambers Europe 2016

Andrew Garbarski has great knowledge in white-collar cases, is very precise and always well-prepared.

Source in Legal 500 2020

About

Andrew M. Garbarski specializes in white collar crime, administrative criminal law, international judicial and administrative assistance, as well as financial and commercial litigation and insolvency. During recent years, Andrew M. Garbarski's work has encompassed, among others, complex multi-jurisdictional financial crime and asset recovery matters, as well as the representation of clients before the Swiss prosecution authorities and courts.

Andrew M. Garbarski teaches white collar crime and criminal procedure law as Professor at the University of Lausanne and regularly publishes in his practice areas.

Andrew Garbarski is listed by Who's Who Legal as a leader in Switzerland for business crime defence, investigations and asset recovery, and as a "Future Leader" (2018-20) for investigations. Chambers and Partners lists him as "Band 3" in their white-collar crime category. He is also listed as a "Rising Star" in the white-collar crime category by Euromoney Legal Media Group (Expert Guides, LMG Rising Stars 2015, 2016 and 2017).

Andrew Garbarski was recently appointed by the Federal Office of Justice (FOJ) as member of the Working Group dealing with the modernisation of the Administrative Criminal Law.

Recent Work Highlights
  • Assistance to a foreign financial institution in the context of complex civil enforcement and asset recovery proceedings.
  • Assistance to a Swiss financial institution in criminal proceedings launched against a former manager.
  • Defending a company in criminal proceedings conducted by the Swiss Office of the Attorney General.
  • Defending the CEO of a Swiss bank in criminal proceedings conducted by the Federal Department of Finance for breach of AML-related duties.
LanguagesFrench, German, English
Curriculum
  • University of Lausanne: Professor in White Collar Crime and Criminal Procedure Law (2018)
  • Partner at Bär & Karrer (since 2014)
  • Secondment at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, London (June 2012 - December 2012)
  • Associate at Bär & Karrer (2007-2013)
  • Admitted to the Geneva Bar (2007)
  • Trainee at Bär & Karrer (2005-2007)
  • University of Lausanne: Dr. iur. (2005)
  • University of Lausanne: Research assistant to Prof. Dr. Denis Tappy (2003-2005)
  • University of Lausanne: lic. iur. (2003)
Memberships and Public Offices
  • Specialized forum for criminal law (OdA)
  • Geneva Business Law Association (AGDA)
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA)
  • Geneva Bar Association (OdA)
  • Member of the editorial committee of Collection juridique lausannoise
  • Member of the Comitee of the Geneva Young Lawyers Bar (Comité du Jeune Barreau) (2006-2007)
  • Member of Center for Business Law (CEDIDAC)
Admission

All Swiss Courts

Ranked as 'leading' in Commercial Litigation and White Collar Crime by Leaders League

Leaders League 2019

Ranked as 'leading' in Commercial Litigation and White Collar Crime by Leaders League

Leaders League 2019

Ranked as 'leading' in Commercial Litigation and White Collar Crime by Leaders League

Leaders League 2019

Contact

Andrew M. Garbarski
P: +41 58 261 57 22
F: +41 58 261 57 01
M: +41 58 262 57 22
andrew.garbarski@baerkarrer.ch

Bär & Karrer Ltd.
12, quai de la Poste
CH-1211 Genève 11
Switzerland

Assistant
Maria Semenova
P: +41 58 261 57 24
F: +41 58 261 50 01
maria.semenova@baerkarrer.ch

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