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Dr. iur., Attorney at Law, Certified Specialist SBA Criminal Law
I advise and represent individuals and companies preferably in the areas of white-collar crime and criminal law compliance. I act as a criminal defense attorney as well as a private plaintiff's representative before all criminal prosecution authorities and courts in German-speaking Switzerland.
Based on my professional experience since 1996, I work out targeted ways out of difficult situations - with personal commitment, the routine from countless court appearances and surefootedness in difficult terrain.
I offer my clients access to a proven national and international network of specialized service providers and advise in German, English, Italian, French and Russian.
I also offer companies long-standing, cross-border expertise in compliance and integrity - among other things due to several years of work as a compliance monitor for the US DOJ and various advisory and investigation activities for companies of different sizes and industries - from SMEs to large multinational corporations, from retailers to factory suppliers.
2007 and 2016: Lecturing as anti-corruption expert in development projects of the OSCE, OECD, UNODC and the Council of Europe in Kazakhstan and Ukraine.
2014–2018: Worked for the US DOJ and an M-DAX corporation as an Independent Compliance Monitor.
2018–2021: Successful defense of a high-profile politician in a mass-media Swiss criminal case.
Since 2022: Arbitrator for an AML SRO in compliance disputes with SRO members.
Academic and publishing activities: between 2009 and 2019, various lecturing assignments at the Universities of Bern, Fribourg and St. Gallen on criminal law and/or compliance-related topics. Lecturer in the Swiss Bar Association’s specialization course Certified Specialist SBA Criminal Law. Numerous professional publications and media contributions, in particular on criminal law or compliance-related topics. Regular academic and non-academic speaker activity.