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Practice Group White-Collar Crime

White-collar crime forms one of the core competences of Teichmann International (Schweiz) AG. Our owner, attorney-at-law Dr. Dr. Fabian Teichmannn, LL.M. is an expert in the field of compliance. In particular, he completed his doctorate at the University of Zurich (Switzerland) on the topic of "Possibilities of circumventing money laundering prevention measures" and at the University of Kassel (Germany) on the topic of incentive systems for bribery prevention in multinational companies. He also holds degrees in economics and finance (Bocconi University, Italy), accounting and finance (University of St. Gallen, Switzerland) and general management (Harvard University, USA). In addition, he has a legal education, which he also completed at the University of St. Gallen. He is not only the author of numerous scientific articles dealing with white-collar crime, he also teaches compliance courses at various universities in Switzerland and abroad.

The other members of our team also have extensive expertise in the field of economics and white-collar crime law. As a result, Teichmann International (Schweiz) AG has outstanding expertise in the field of white-collar crime law and is considered the first port of call for companies in all industries.

In the best case, any criminal conduct can be prevented from the outset or already identified before criminal sanctions are imposed on the company concerned. Our experts specialize in advising companies on their compliance regimes, incentive systems, coaching and more, and in conducting internal investigations. If criminal consequences are imminent, we support companies that wish to make a voluntary disclosure and advise them on how to proceed.

Companies find in our lawyers trustworthy and experienced contact persons in criminal investigations and enforcement proceedings against the company as a whole or its executives. On the one hand, fast action is required, on the other hand, routine in dealing with the prosecutors and authorities. Enforcement proceedings can have a devastating effect on the future of the company concerned, as it is not uncommon for fines amounting to millions to be imposed. A possible loss of reputation can also cause lasting damage to the company concerned. This ultimately has a negative impact on all shareholders and many stakeholders.

In contentious cases, we represent companies and their management in criminal proceedings, administrative criminal proceedings and regulatory enforcement proceedings. Furthermore, we represent our clientele in mutual legal assistance proceedings and confiscations and advise and represent companies and their management in criminal investigations, for example in the context of questioning by authorities, unsealing proceedings and editions.

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