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Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd

LĂ–WENSTRASSE 19, PO BOX 1876, 8021 ZĂśRICH, SWITZERLAND
Tel:
Work +41 44 215 52 52
Fax:
Fax +41 44 215 52 00
Email:
Web:
www.swlegal.ch
Geneva, Singapore, Zurich

Peter Burckhardt

Tel:
Work +41 44 215 5252
Email:
Web:
www.swlegal.ch/en/lawyers/lawyer-detail/peter-burckhardt/
Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd

Work Department

Zurich / Dispute Resolution / White-Collar Crime and Compliance / Internal Corporate Investigations / International Arbitration / Restructuring and Insolvency

Position

Peter Burckhardt heads Schellenberg Wittmer's Dispute Resolution Group in Zurich, as well as the White-Collar Crime and Internal Corporate Investigations teams. Peter has extensive experience in complex criminal, regulatory and civil litigation matters and regularly conducts internal corporate investigations.

Career

Judiciary of the Canton of Bern (1996 – 1999). Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer (1999), Partner (2006).

Languages

German, English, French, Italian.

Member

Zurich and Swiss Bar Associations. IBA. ASA. ECBA.

Education

University of Bern, law degree (1995). Swiss bar (1995). University of Edinburgh, LL.M. (1999).


Switzerland

Dispute resolution: litigation

Within: Dispute resolution: litigation

The 'strong and competent team' at Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd 'demonstrates a very high degree of expertise, professionalism, pro-activity and responsiveness'. Commercial and banking disputes form the key areas of experience, in addition to white-collar crime litigation and internal investigations. Peter Burckhardt represents Volkswagen in a class-action matter concerning damage claims connected to the diesel scandal brought by 6,000 car owners, while 'excellent white-collar crime litigator' Vincent Jeanneret acted for Credit Suisse in a criminal proceeding involving a $150m asset diversion against a former employee. George Ayoub and Clara Poglia in Geneva were promoted to the partnership in January 2019. 'Strategic thinker and very good negotiator' Urs Hoffmann-Nowotny is recommended for his knowledge in multi-jurisdictional banking litigations and currently represents Centrum Beratungs- und Beteiligungen in a claim against other Swiss banks concerning issues with effecting payment transactions. Martin Bernet left to establish Bernet Arbitration / Dispute management in 2018. Stefan Leimgruber has particular expertise in banking and post-M&A litigation. Louis Burrus has considerable expertise in financial services sector disputes. Manuel Liatowitsch is also noted.

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