Today’s regulatory frameworks often blur the line separating criminal, civil and administrative wrongdoings, resulting in heightened risks when doing business to be subject to investigations.

We represent corporations, directors, management and other individuals in connection with a broad range of government investigations, enforcement actions, and internal investigations.

We represent our clients when they have become victims of criminal behaviour by their own employees or by third parties, and help them assert their rights within and beside the criminal investigations and proceedings. We also represent our clients when they need to defend themselves against allegations of wrongdoing in various business contexts and at every stage of the criminal process, in investigations, before prosecutors or courts.

Walder Wyss is well-positioned to help clients navigate the legal landscape when business conduct results in concurrent criminal, civil and/or administrative proceedings that require a strategically coordinated response. We are aware that defending our clients’ interests not only requires a sound knowledge of the criminal law but also a thorough understanding of the commercial background. We can draw on the specialist expertise of our banking, tax, competition, commercial and employment lawyers to provide comprehensive advice and strategy in pursuing actions or defending against allegations.


Corporate Crime & Investigations
Introduction

Today’s regulatory frameworks often blur the line separating criminal, civil and administrative wrongdoings, resulting in heightened risks when doing business to be subject to investigations.

We represent corporations, directors, management and other individuals in connection with a broad range of government investigations, enforcement actions, and internal investigations.

We represent our clients when they have become victims of criminal behaviour by their own employees or by third parties, and help them assert their rights within and beside the criminal investigations and proceedings. We also represent our clients when they need to defend themselves against allegations of wrongdoing in various business contexts and at every stage of the criminal process, in investigations, before prosecutors or courts.

Walder Wyss is well-positioned to help clients navigate the legal landscape when business conduct results in concurrent criminal, civil and/or administrative proceedings that require a strategically coordinated response. We are aware that defending our clients’ interests not only requires a sound knowledge of the criminal law but also a thorough understanding of the commercial background. We can draw on the specialist expertise of our banking, tax, competition, commercial and employment lawyers to provide comprehensive advice and strategy in pursuing actions or defending against allegations.

Experts Products & experience

Our key areas of activity are:

  • Representing corporations, directors, management and other individuals in connection with a broad range of government investigations, enforcement actions, internal investigations, and white collar criminal investigations and litigations
  • Asserting the rights of clients who have become victims of criminal behaviour, either by their own employees or agents, or by third parties
  • Defending individuals and corporations against allegations of wrongdoings at every stage of the enforcement process
  • Representing clients in proceedings before administrative bodies such as the FINMA, Competition Commission, tax authorities
  • Conducting internal investigations into possible irregularities. We are convinced that by conducting a prompt and thorough internal investigation, clients are better positioned to obtain a favourable outcome. Such investigations require in-depth knowledge not only of criminal law but of all other aspects involved, such as data protection, employment and regulatory issues
  • Advising on the establishment and implementation of compliance programs
Publications



Der Einsatz des Strafrechts im Gewährleistungsrecht beim Unternehmenskauf(The Use of Criminal Law in the Warranty Regime in Business Acquisitions)

by Markus Vischer
in: Schulthess Juristische Medien AG (Editor[s]), "Ohne jegliche Haftung – Festschrift für Willi Fischer"
Zurich/Basel/Geneva 2016, pp. 541–554






Schweizerisches Wettbewerbsrecht(Swiss competition law)

co-authored by Lucas David and Reto Jacobs
5. Auflage, Berne 2012


Das Strafbefehlsverfahren in der Schweizerischen Strafprozessordnung(Penalty orders in the swiss code of criminal procedure)

by Michael Daphinoff
Zurich 2012



Der Rechtsschutz im Immaterialgüter- und Wettbewerbsrecht(Remedies in Swiss Intellectual Property and Competition Law)

co-authored by Lucas David, Markus R. Frick, Oliver M. Kunz, Matthias U. Studer and Daniel Zimmerli
in: von Büren/David (Editor[s]), "Schweizerisches Immaterialgüter- und Wettbewerbsrecht (SIWR)"
3. Auflage, Basel/Geneva/Munich 2011


E-Discovery and Data Privacy – Chapter on Switzerland

co-authored by Jürg Schneider, Ueli Sommer and Michael Cartier
in: Catrien Noorda/Stefan Hanloser (Editor[s]), "E-Discovery and Data Privacy – A Practical Guide"
The Netherlands 2011, pp. 277–294


Eingeschränktes Anwaltsprivileg im Kartellverwaltungsverfahren. Bemerkungen zum Urteil des Bundesgerichts vom 28.10.2008, 1B_101/2008(Restricted attorney-client privilege in administrative cartel procedures. Remarks concerning the Federal Supreme Court's decision of 10/28/2008, 1B_101/2008)

by Daniel Zimmerli
in: "Push-Service Entscheide" 10 December 2008




Schweizerisches Wettbewerbsrecht(Swiss competition law)

co-authored by Lucas David and Reto Jacobs
4. Auflage, Berne 2005




Rechtliche Rahmenbedingungen für Forensic Computing

co-authored by Rolf H. Weber and Dirk Spacek
Zurich 2003 (S. 19–65)