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LALIVE is an international dispute resolution law firm with offices in Geneva, Zurich and London which has been providing business crime defence and investigations advice for over fifteen years. The practice is led by six partners and composed of 15 lawyers and Legal Project Managers, all of whom have significant language capabilities and whose legal expertise covers Switzerland and a number of other key jurisdictions.

The practice provides representation to corporate clients (including Swiss and international banks) and private clients, in connection with investigations by regulatory authorities and other enforcement agencies. Furthermore, the team conducts investigations in the framework of criminal and civil proceedings in Switzerland and involving multiple jurisdictions.

A large volume of the practice’s work focuses on investigations in white-collar crime cases, involving fraud, asset tracing and recovery and investigations in corruption, tax fraud, money laundering, embezzlement, cybercrime and disloyal management related cases. The team also has long-standing experience in highly complex governmental investigations, regulatory infringements, large-scale fraud-related investigations, mutual judicial assistance proceedings and international sanctions matters (e.g. Syria, Iran, Ukraine, US sanctions against Russia). Over the years, the team has built up considerable experience in whistleblowing cases.

In the compliance area, it regularly advises and assists companies in assessing and treating legal risks, including self-reporting to enforcement agencies, as well as in the implementation of state-of-the-art corporate governance, risk and compliance management systems, including specific anti-corruption, anti-trust, data protection as well as business & human rights compliance management systems.

Stampfenbachplatz 4
8042 Zurich
Tel: +41 58 105 2100