Dr Simone Nadelhofer > LALIVE > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

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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).

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Private client

The team at LALIVE is active in litigation and arbitration proceedings such as divorces, disputes between individuals and private banks, and international inheritance law. It also assists with art law and philanthropy issues and advises trusts. The practice is led by litigators Alexander Troller and Sandrine Giroud in Geneva and inheritance law expert Werner Jahnel and Simone Nadelhofer in Zurich.

Switzerland > Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

LALIVE has core capabilities in banking, litigation, arbitration and intellectual property as well as white-collar criminal law and investigations. Stand-out practitioners are Simone NadelhoferDaniel Lucien Bühr and Matthias Gstoehl.

Switzerland > Dispute resolution: litigation

Recognised in the market as strong dispute practitioners, LALIVE has considerable experience of civil and criminal litigation cases. The team is regularly instructed by banks, sports organisations, companies and individuals in a wide range of topics, covering among others private client, commercial, IP and asset recovery mandates. The group is jointly led by the Geneva-based Alexander Troller and André Brunschweiler, who are noted for their broad practice. Also in the Geneva office, Marc Henzelin stands out for his white-collar criminal law and investigations expertise, while Sandrine Giroud has a track record in disputes concerning private wealth. Other key contacts are Simone Nadelhofer and Matthias Gstoehl.

Switzerland > Banking and finance: Zurich

LALIVE is best known for its experience in banking disputes, and the cornerstone of its practice is representing corporates and private clients in actions brought against financial institutions relating to fraud or mismanagement. Other work includes advising banks and other financial institutions on regulatory matters, compliance and investigations. The key practitioners are Simone NadelhoferDaniel Lucien BührMatthias Gstoehl and André Brunschweiler.