Julen Berthod Anne Valérie
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Anne Valérie Julen Berthod

Experienced acting on asset tracing and money laundering cases.

Chambers Europe 2016

Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills with Swiss and foreign authorities.

Who's Who Legal Business Crime Defence 2020

First-rate lawyer at the top of her profession in the asset recovery space.

Who's Who Legal Asset Recovery 2020

Great team-player.

Who's Who Legal Asset Recovery 2019

Professional, knowledgeable lawyer.

Who's Who Legal Asset Recovery 2019

An exceptional practitioner who provides invaluable representation on domestic and international asset recovery issues.

Who's Who Legal 2018

Extremely precise, professional and knowledgeable.

Client in Chambers Europe 2016

Experienced acting on asset tracing and money laundering cases.

Chambers Europe 2016

Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills with Swiss and foreign authorities.

Who's Who Legal Business Crime Defence 2020

About

Anne Valérie Julen Berthod has been counsel in the White Collar Crime/Internal Investigation practice group of Bär & Karrer since 2014.

She is a litigation lawyer specialized in complex financial crime proceedings as well as asset recovery matters. She is also very active in international legal assistance. Over the years, she has developed a particular interest for the investigation of looted art and sport crimes. Her practice also includes commercial and financial disputes.

She has authored numerous articles and commentaries on asset seizure and forfeiture and frequently speaks at academic seminars and conferences about her fields of specialization.

Anne Valérie Julen Berthod is listed as a 2020 Thought Leader in asset recovery by Who's Who Legal. She is also recognized among the best Swiss practioners in the category Business Crime Defense.

Recent Work Highlights
  • Representation of a defrauded international sport governing body in criminal proceedings opened against former officials. Recovery of about USD 40 million for the client.
  • Representation of a sport governing body against its former Secretary general who was condemned to return the undue profits to his former employer.
  • Defense of high profile individuals and companies in the ambit of international mutual legal assistance in criminal matters.
  • Successful defense of a company active in the commodities trade sector in criminal proceedings opened by the Swiss Office of the Attorney General. Criminal proceedings against the client were stayed.
  • Defense of the UBO of an international group of companies active in the commodities trade sector in criminal tax proceedings.
  • Representing a state entity targeted in a cross-border civil litigation involving cultural heritage-related measures.
  • Representation of a sport governing body as harmed party in criminal proceedings in relation to the fight against the grey ticketing market.
  • Representation of a Swiss bank as harmed party in criminal proceedings in relation to large-scale embezzlement by a former asset manager.
  • Representation of a Swiss bank in civil litigation started by a client for alleged breach of contractual liability.
  • Successful defense of a Swiss bank whose assets were blocked in the ambit of mutual assistance proceedings initiated by a foreign state. Recovery of more than CHF 40 million for the client.
  • Successful defense of a foreign investment company defrauded by some of its former managers in a 10-years criminal investigation.
  • Representation of an international sport organization in bribery and criminal mismanagement investigations conducted by the Swiss Office of the Attorney General.
  • Successful representation of a sport organization as harmed party in criminal proceedings opended against its former managers; recovery of more than CHF 15 million to date.
  • Representation of a major laboratory company in criminal fraud proceedings.
  • Advising CFO of a company in the ambit of an internal investigation instructed by the company for alleged wrongdoings.
LanguagesFrench, English, German, Spanish
Curriculum
  • Counsel at Bär & Karrer (since 2014)
  • Associate at Bär & Karrer (since 2006)
  • Research assistant, University of Basel (2005)
  • New York University School of Law: LL.M. (2005)
  • Fulbright Fellow (2004-2005)
  • Law Clerk at the Appellate Court of Geneva (2002-2003)
  • Admitted to the Geneva Bar (2001)
  • University of Fribourg: lic. iur., special mention "European Law" (1999)
Memberships and Public Offices
  • University of Geneva, Member of the Bar examination commission
  • Swiss Bar Association (SBA)
  • Geneva Bar Association (OdA), Member of the civil and administrative committee
  • Association genevoise de droit des affaires (agda)
  • Société suisse de droit pénal (SSDP)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • IBA Anti-Corruption Committee
  • European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA) and European Fraud and Compliance Lawyers (EFCL)
Admission

All Swiss Courts

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Contact

Anne Valérie Julen Berthod
P: +41 58 261 57 50
F: +41 58 263 57 50
anne.julen@baerkarrer.ch

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

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