• "Highly respected practice with the capacity and breadth of expertise to handle large complex investigations."


    Chambers Europe 2015

  • "Outstanding team renowned for its expertise in corporate investigations, mutual judicial assistance proceedings and asset tracing cases."


    Chambers Europe 2016

  • "Top-notch and particularly attentive."


    Client in Chambers Europe 2018

  • "Extremely intelligent, organised, practical and strategic lawyers."


    Client in Chambers Europe 2017

  • "Deep experience representing both defendant and plaintiffs before cantonal and federal criminal authorities."


    Chambers Europe 2016

  • "It is a well-structured firm that does everything possible to answer our enquiries."


    Client in Chambers Europe 2013

  • "They know our business from all angles, continually monitor the matter and anticipate repercussions in areas beyond the obvious."


    Client in Chambes Europe 2018

  • "The team is extremely pleasant to work with."


    Client in Chambers Europe 2016

  • "They provide expert opinions and wise advice."


    Client in Chambers Europe 2018

  • "Swiss market leader with a renowned cross-border investigations and white-collar crime offering."


    Chambers Europe 2015 (Corporate Investigations - Europe-wide)

  • "This group is well versed in advising supervisory bodies and corporate boards on investigations."


    Chambers Europe 2013

  • "The team helped us a lot with a large, complex and international case."


    Client in Chambers Europe 2015

  • "Notable expertise in advising clients from the financial services, especially banking, life sciences and technology sectors."


    Chambers Europe 2015

  • "The lawyers know Swiss criminal law perfectly and are proactive, responsive and available."


    Client in Chambers Europe 2016




White Collar Crime


Our White Collar Crime team defends individuals and companies in complex criminal matters and represents victims of frauds and other wrongdoings in asset tracing cases before criminal law authorities.


We have extensive experience in conducting investigations to explore suspected criminal acts and regulatory breaches for corporations in Switzerland and around the world. We investigate incidents to assess criminal and civil liability and to determine their impact on our clients. Furthermore, we advise our clients on the implications of criminal breaches and on how to respond to them.


  • Representing and defending clients in white collar crime matters
  • International legal and administrative assistance
  • Investigations on behalf of corporate bodies or supervisory authorities
  • Crisis management and reputation protection
  • Coordinating cross-border proceedings




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Deals & Cases

Bär & Karrer Successfully Defends International Fintech Company in Swiss Criminal Proceedings more »
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Violation de l'obligation de communiquer des soupçons fondés de blanchiment d'argent: actualités et perspectives
Garbarski Andrew M.,

in: Macaluso/Moreillon/Lombardini (édit.), Développements récents en droit pénal de l'entreprise, Lausanne 2019, pp. 15 ss.

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White-Collar Crime: Trends & Developments Switzerland
Garbarski Andrew M. / Julen Berthod Anne Valérie,

Chambers Global Practice Guides, 2019, Chambers & Partners, p. 2 - 6

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Kommentierung von Art. 142 FinfraG
Hoch Mariel / Hotz Basil,

in: Rolf Watter / Rashid Bahar (eds.), Basler Kommentar zum Finanzmarktaufsichtsgesetz und Finanzmarktinfrastrukturgesetz, 3. Auflage, Basel 2019

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Speaking Engagements

Perquisitions, scellés et séquestre: mode d'emploi pour le praticien
Lembo Saverio,

Commission de droit pénal de l'Ordre des Avocats de Genève, 12 December 2019, Genève

A Shield and Sword? – Confidentiality Clubs, Privacy Orders and Trade Secrets
Lembo Saverio,

C5, 28 October 2019, Miami

International Money Laundering Enforcement
Lembo Saverio,

ABA Criminal Justice Section, 14 October 2019, London

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