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Geneva, London, Zurich

Dr Simone Nadelhofer

Work +41 58 105 2100

Work Department

White collar crime, Investigations, Regulatory and Compliance, Litigation.


Partner. Her practice areas are asset recovery and insolvency, banking and finance, private wealth.


LALIVE since 2009; Associate, Nater Dallafior (2008-2009); Associate, Homburger, Zurich (2003-2006); Foreign attorney with Rajinder Narain & Co., New Delhi (2002-2003); Legal counsel, Credit Suisse, Zurich (2001-2002).


German, French, English and Italian.


Swiss Association of Experts in Economic Crime Investigation; Inter Pacific Bar Association (vice chair of the Ad hoc Anti-corruption and the Rule of Law Committee), European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA), Zurich Bar Association; Swiss Bar Association; German-Swiss Lawyers' Association (DSJV) (board member).


Admitted in Zurich (2001); PhD., summa cum laude, University of Lucerne, for which she was awarded the Professor Walter Hug prize and the Universitätsverein Lucerne prize (2008); Master of Advanced Studies in Economic Crime Investigation, Lucerne Business School (2007); Law degree, University of Freiburg (1999).


Banking and finance: Zurich

Within: Banking and finance: Zurich

LALIVE is renowned for its banking litigation practice, while also covering regulatory and compliance matters, as well as debt structuring and capital market transactions, initial coin offerings and investigation matters. Dr Simone Nadelhofer advised a multinational insurance group on regulatory issues concerning a derivative transaction with a global institution, while Matthias Gstoehl is representing a wealthy individual in a loss claim against the subsidiary of a Swiss bank. Dr Daniel L Buhr, who specialises in investigations and compliance management, is another key name. André Brunschweiler made partner in January 2018.

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Dispute resolution: litigation

Within: Dispute resolution: litigation

'Top international firm' LALIVE is 'very client-oriented, prompt and precise, having a tight grip on the issues involved and offering forward-thinking solutions'. Covering civil and criminal litigation, the ten-partner team focuses especially on commercial, private client, banking and white-collar crime disputes, while also engaging in contentious matters from the employment, real estate and intellectual property fields. In headline work, 'outstanding white-collar crime litigator' Marc Henzelin, 'highly experienced and knowledgeable' Sandrine Giroud, 'good listener' Matthias Gstoehl and Simone Nadelhofer are acting for Latin American government in an asset tracing and recovery investigation worth $1bn, involving over a hundred civil litigation cases against multiple Swiss banks, fiduciaries, companies and individuals. Alexander Troller represents an ultra-high-net-worth individual as defendant against $400m-worth of damages claims brought by a former alleged partner. André Brunschweiler was promoted to the partnership in January 2018.

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Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Within: Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

LALIVE's Zurich team has a strong position in the dispute resolution space, where  Matthias Gstoehl is a key name. The group also handles banking and intellectual property matters. Simone Nadelhofer is another name to note.

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Private client

Within: Private client

With a specialism in inheritance, trust and estate disputes, media litigation, matrimonial cases, art-related advice and matters concerning the protection of elderly family members, clients appreciate LALIVE's 'highly skilled team' for its 'cohesive nature, outstanding case management, supportiveness and emotional presence'. Litigator Alexander Troller and 'experienced and readily available' Sandrine Giroud, who has 'exceptional strategic skills and great conviction to win difficult cases', are the key partners in Geneva. 'Knowledgeable' inheritance law specialist Dr Werner Jahnel and Dr Simone Nadelhofer are the standout names in Zurich.

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