Elena’s practice focuses on internal and regulatory investigations, white-collar investigations, and civil litigation in international matters. She advises financial services firms and their management on corporate governance and regulatory matters, and represents them in investigations and proceedings before regulatory authorities and courts.

Deals & Cases

NKF advises Landis+Gyr Group, Toshiba Corporation and INCJ in the IPO of Landis+Gyr on SIX Swiss Exchange
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The following is a selection of matters in which Elena Rodriguez acted:

  • Counsel to a Swiss bank in preliminary enforcement proceedings by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) relating to the bank’s reporting of suspicions of money laundering
  • Counsel to a global steel producer in a cross-border investigation regarding global sanctions compliance (Iran) triggered by a whistleblower
  • Representing a Swiss bank in court proceedings regarding complex international financial investments
  • Representing the world’s largest wealth management bank in highly complex cross-border proceedings relating to the repatriation of a fortune, involving sophisticated questions and solutions on mutual and judicial assistance
  • Defending a leading European car manufacturer regarding investigations and court proceedings initiated by the Swiss Competition Commission regarding alleged prevention of parallel imports of vehicles to Switzerland (landmark case)
  • Representing Swiss entities involved in foreign governmental investigations in connection with cross-border administrative and judicial assistance requests in connection with foreign investigations in stock exchange and/or tax matters
2016 Admitted to the Bar, Rechtsanwältin
2011 Maastricht University, the Netherlands, LL.M., with distinction
2011 University of Zurich, Master of Law, magna cum laude, distinguished with the Orelli-Award
2009 University of Zurich, Bachelor of Law
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
  • Zurich Bar Associations (ZAV)
  • Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA)
2021 Senior Associate, Niederer Kraft Frey
2019 Associate, Niederer Kraft Frey
2018 Foreign Associate, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LL.P., Washington, D.C.
2016 Associate, Niederer Kraft Frey
2013 Law clerk with the District Court of Meilen, Canton of Zürich
2011 Junior Associate, Niederer Kraft Frey
2009 Trainee, litigation law firm in Zurich
2009 Legal intern with the Prosecutor’s Office (Staatsanwaltschaft) Zurich-Sihl





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NKF promotes five senior associates as of 1 January 2021

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