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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

He is good at breaking down the complicated picture in ways that are clear and decisive.

Interviewee in Chambers Europe 2021

Very well educated lawyer with an excellent knowledge in criminal and civil procedure law.

Legal 500 2021

Extremely impressive and very creative

Interviewee in Chambers Europe 2021

Very knowledgeable in technical things

Source in Chambers Europe 2021

Tactical thinker and technically skilled practitioner.

Source in WWL 2021

Masterful handling of complex cross-border litigation.

Source in WWL 2021

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

He is good at breaking down the complicated picture in ways that are clear and decisive.

Interviewee in Chambers Europe 2021

À propos de

Andrew M. Garbarski est spécialisé dans la criminalité en col blanc, le droit pénal administratif, l'assistance judiciaire et administrative internationale, ainsi que dans les litiges financiers et commerciaux et en matière d'insolvabilité. Ces dernières années, le travail d'Andrew M. Garbarski a porté, entre autres, sur des affaires complexes de criminalité financière multi-juridictionnelle et de recouvrement d'actifs, ainsi que sur la représentation de clients devant les autorités de poursuite pénale et les tribunaux suisses.

Andrew M. Garbarski enseigne le droit pénal économique et la procédure pénale en tant que professeur à l'Université de Lausanne et publie régulièrement dans ses domaines de compétence.

Andrew Garbarski est répertorié par Who's Who Legal comme un leader en Suisse pour la défense dans le domaine du droit pénal des affaires, les enquêtes et le recouvrement d'actifs, et comme un "Future Leader" (2018-20) pour les enquêtes. Chambers and Partners le répertorie comme "Band 3" dans sa catégorie de criminalité en col blanc. Il figure également sur la liste des "étoiles montantes" dans la catégorie de la criminalité en col blanc du groupe Euromoney Legal Media (Expert Guides, LMG Rising Stars 2015, 2016 et 2017).

Andrew Garbarski a récemment été nommé par l'Office fédéral de la justice (OFJ) comme membre du groupe de travail chargé de la modernisation du droit pénal administratif.

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.
LanguesFrench, 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)
Associations et fonctions publiques
  • 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)
AdmissionTous les courts suisses

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