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

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

Work Department

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


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


  • 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


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


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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

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd has considerable expertise in acting for financial institutions, companies from the energy and consumer goods industries as well as individuals. The team is regularly engaged in a variety of banking and commercial disputes, where it works closely across practice groups. Another active field is representation in white-collar criminal law and investigations, where Peter Burckhardt and of counsel Vincent Jeanneret in Geneva have particular experience. Burckhardt jointly leads the practice with Geneva-based Clara Poglia and Louis Burrus. Christian Girod, who is well versed in banking matters, Stefan LeimgruberUrs Hoffmann-Nowotny and counsel Roland Ryser provide additional support.