Profile

Brigitte Knecht’s practice focuses on domestic and international commercial disputes. She represents clients in state courts and arbitration proceedings. She also advises on contract law, corporate law and employment law. Brigitte’s expertise covers bankruptcy proceedings, white-collar crime and international judicial assistance.

Publications

14.01.2021
The Legal 500 Country Comparative Guide: Switzerland: Litigation
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17.06.2020
Legal 500 Country Comparative Guide: Switzerland: Litigation
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01.01.2009
Schiedsvereinbarung und provisorische Rechtsöffnung
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Experience

  • Counsel to an international bank in the context of the misappropriation of client funds by a customer relationship officer; representing the bank in criminal and civil proceedings against the CRO and clients
  • Counsel to a defendant in a series of D&O claims brought by the liquidator in connection with the bankruptcy of one of the largest Swiss groups of companies
  • Counsel to a defendant in a complex international inheritance law dispute regarding account information from a Swiss bank
  • Counsel to a Swiss bank faced with a lawsuit in Switzerland brought by an alleged heir of a client of the bank
  • Counsel to a Swiss bank in a wealth management dispute involving criminal activities
2011 University of California Los Angeles, School of Law, LL.M.
2011 The Center for Understanding in Conflict / Center for Mediation in Law, Mill Valley (California), Mediation Intensive Training
2011 Center for Dispute Resolution, Santa Monica (California), Mediation and Conflict Resolution Training
2005 Admitted to the Bar, Rechtsanwältin
2001 University of Zurich, lic.iur., magna cum laude
Best Lawyers 2023
The Legal500 EMEA 2019 – Recommended
  • IBA International Bar Association
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Zurich Bar Association
2019 Counsel, Niederer Kraft Frey
2012 Senior Associate, Niederer Kraft Frey
2006 Associate, Niederer Kraft Frey
2002 Clerk with the District Court of Zurich

German

English

French

Firm News

08.01.2019

Niederer Kraft Frey continues to expand: new partner and counsels

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Publications

14.01.2021

The Legal 500 Country Comparative Guide: Switzerland: Litigation

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17.06.2020

Legal 500 Country Comparative Guide: Switzerland: Litigation

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01.01.2009

Schiedsvereinbarung und provisorische Rechtsöffnung

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Speaking Engagements

09.06.2020

Die Sanierung im neuen Aktienrecht (English translation: Restructuring in the New Stock Corporation La…

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