Ms Clara Poglia > Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd > Geneva, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

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

Position

Clara Poglia is a Partner in our Dispute Resolution Group in Geneva. She is Co-Head of the firm’s litigation practice. 

Experience:

  • Representation of a company in a major Swiss investigation involving potential wrongdoing (allegations of corruption);
  • Representation of a corporation in criminal proceedings targeting a large Ponzi scheme and in related bankruptcy proceedings and assets recovery;
  • Representation of multiple individuals and corporations in large scale requests for mutual legal assistance in tax matters addressed to Switzerland by France, Spain and Netherland notably;
  • Representation of Brazilian individuals and companies in Swiss criminal proceedings related to the lava jato Brazilian scandal;
  • Representation and assistance to a former high ranking executive in proceedings conducted by a sports authority and authorities in Switzerland;
  • Representation of European corporations targeted by a request of mutual legal assistance in criminal matters addressed by the U.S. Department of Justice to Switzerland and representation of the same entities in the related Swiss domestic criminal proceedings

Career

2019 – Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer

2016 – Senior Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer

2014 – Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer

2011 – Law Clerk at the Swiss Federal Criminal Tribunal

2010 – Associate in a law firm in Geneva

2007 – Trainee Lawyer in a law firm in Geneva

Languages

  • French
  • Italian
  • English
  • German

Memberships

Education

2010 – Bar Admission in Switzerland

2006 – Post-graduate diploma in criminology, University of Lausanne

2004 – lic. iur., 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.