Mr Benjamin Borsodi, LL.M. > Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd > Geneva, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
15bis, rue des Alpes
P.O. Box 2088
1211 Geneva 1
Switzerland

Work Department

Geneva / White-Collar Crime and Compliance / Dispute Resolution / Internal Corporate Investigations / Competition and Antitrust

Position

Benjamin Borsodi is head of the Internal Corporate Investigations group in Geneva. His areas of practice are fraud and business crime, international mutual legal assistance, corporate investigations, asset tracing and recovery, as well as compliance.

Experience:

  • Representing one of the leading commodities trading company in a substantial criminal investigation regarding corruption allegations
  • Defending one of the major Brazilian construction company for the Swiss aspects of the Petrobras matter
  • Assisting a defendant in Swiss federal criminal proceedings in connection with alleged corruption practices of public officials in China
  • Defending the former employee of an Indian group active in the shipping and energy business in a high-profile money laundering investigation

Career

2015-2019 – Schellenberg Wittmer’s Managing Partner
2013-2019 –
Member of the Management Committee of Schellenberg Wittmer

2009 – Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer

2002 – Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer

Languages

  • French
  • English
  • German

Memberships

  • Active in several professional associations such as the International Bar Association (IBA), the American Bar Association (ABA-SIL) and the European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA)

Education

2001 – Bar Admission in New York

2000 – LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center

1999 – Bar Admission in Switzerland

1996 – lic. iur., University of Geneva

1994 – lic. oec., University of Geneva

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: litigation

Fielding a team that is ‘commercial, clever, responsive and a pleasure to deal with’, Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd handles high-profile, complex commercial litigation, often with a cross-border element. The team particularly stands out for its commercial and banking expertise and counts Credit Suisse, Volkswagen, EFG International and UBS as clients. Peter Burckhardt heads up the group in Zurich, while Louis Burrus and Clara Poglia were recently appointed as co-heads of the Geneva team. Other key practitioners include Christian Girod and Urs Hoffmann-Nowotny, who focus on banking litigation; ‘top-notch litigatorStefan Leimgruber, Benjamin Borsodi, who leads the internal corporate investigations group, and of counsel Vincent Jeanneret. Katherine Bell was promoted to the partnership and Daniela Dardel was promoted to counsel in early 2022.

Switzerland > Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd is particularly well known for its activities in all forms of dispute resolution, encompassing international arbitration and litigation as well as white-collar crime cases and investigations, as well as its banking and finance practice, with further strength in the real estate and construction sector. Key contacts for dispute resolution are Philippe Bärtsch, Louis Burrus, Benjamin Borsodi and Paul Gully-Hart while Caroline Clemetson, Tarek Houdrouge and Grégoire Wuest are the key figures for banking and finance advice. Real estate and construction specialist Yves Jeanrenaud and corporate and M&A-focused Christoph Vonlanthen are also noted.

Switzerland > Regulatory, compliance and investigations

Clients praise Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd for its ‘ability to engage constructively with the Swiss prosecutors.’ The firm fields a sizeable team of lawyers specialising in internal investigations, white-collar crime and related litigation. It works closely with the tax, M&A, competition and banking & finance practice groups to cover topics such as bribery and corruption; fraud and violation of tax, banking and capital market rules; and sanction violations. The ‘formidable’ Benjamin Borsodi and white-collar crime expert Peter Burckhardt jointly head up the group. Other notable team members include litigator Louis Burrus and of counsel Paul Gully-Hart.