Litigation

I take care of both civil and criminal cases and I am equally experienced in acting in an offensive or a defensive capacity.

I take care of both civil and criminal cases and I am equally experienced in acting in an offensive or a defensive capacity. I have a deep understanding of the commercial and personal grounds for court proceedings and their potential repercussions for a client. This understanding drives me to find practical solutions where I can, and to hit hard where I have to.

Wherever my clients’ rights and decisions have to be enforced or defended nationally or internationally, the members of my Froriep litigation team are called in. We have three offices in Switzerland, and so are in a position to act locally in all of Switzerland’s regions and in all Swiss courts, up to the highest level. We have an excellent track record in litigation for individuals, corporations and public entities, including in 2012 the largest single settlement ever awarded in a Swiss civil court in a banking matter.

International judicial assistance or transnational litigation in both civil and criminal matters forms a significant and growing part of my litigation activities. I have in-depth knowledge and experience of the procedural instruments involved, guaranteeing my clients reliable and efficient advice. And my academic grounding allows me to be at the forefront of the new and complex legal issues emerging in the transnational legal world.

I regularly and successfully represent clients in time-critical ex parte proceedings, where provisional measures and decisions without a hearing of the counterparty are either sought, or sought to be prevented. Here, I have repeatedly proven my ability to deliver results, working highly efficiently within the shortest of time limits.

My practice in criminal law cases is mainly focused on white-collar crime, including issues of money laundering and its prevention, corporate crime prevention in general, the criminal liabilities of corporate directors and board members and, in relation to regulators, work to ensure that reputational risks are minimised.