Profile

Juerg Bloch’s practice focuses on advising companies and individuals on corporate internal and regulatory investigations, white collar crime, crisis management, corporate governance, compliance and international civil and criminal judicial assistance matters. Much of Juerg’s work is international and involves regular contact with regulators and prosecutors in Switzerland and the United States.

Experience

Juerg has represented numerous financial institutions and major corporations as well as their senior management in large-scale cross-border investigations initiated by Swiss and U.S. authorities. He has conducted comprehensive reviews of corporate compliance programs (incl. for health care providers, pharma companies and commodity traders) and advised organisations on the implementation of best practice in regulatory compliance, anti-corruption and whistleblower regulation.

Highlights include advising:

  • A Swiss based medical company in an internal investigation relating to a CEO-Fraud scheme
  • A global steel manufacturer in a cross-border investigation regarding global sanctions compliance (Iran) triggered by a whistleblower
  • A leading global manufacturer in an internal investigation into allegations of harassment by a senior executive
  • A global manufacturing company regarding bribery allegations in an entity in Asia
  • Advising on sanction compliance (Iran)
  • Several Swiss banks regarding MLAT requests by US authorities
  • A Swiss bank regarding compliance to cooperate with foreign authorities under the Swiss blocking statutes and Swiss bank secrecy laws
  • A Swiss company in criminal proceedings against their CFO
  • A UK company in an ABAC due diligence and regarding questions on Swiss corporate criminal liability
2018 Certified Fraud Examiner, CFE
2014 University of Fribourg, Dr. iur., magna cum laude
2011 Bar Admission in New York State
2011 New York University School of Law, LL.M. and Academic Career Research Fellow
2008 Bar Admission in Switzerland
2004 University of Fribourg, lic.iur., with additional degree in European law
The Legal500 EMEA 2022 – Next Generation Partner
Who’s Who Legal: Global 2022
Who’s Who Legal: Switzerland 2022
The Legal500 EMEA 2021 – Recommended
Who’s Who Legal: Global 2021
Global Investigations Review’s 40 Under 40 2020
Who’s Who Legal: Global 2020
  • Zurich Bar Association
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • IBA International Bar Association
  • ACFE Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
2020 Partner, Niederer Kraft Frey
2018 Senior Associate, Niederer Kraft Frey
2017 Visiting Lawyer with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
2016 Senior Associate, Niederer Kraft Frey
2013 Associate, Niederer Kraft Frey
2008 Associate with Swiss law firm
2006 Clerk with the District Court of Uster
2004 Junior Associate with Swiss law firm

German

English

French

Deals & Cases

27.11.2020

Cyberfish AG launches blockchain-based technology Traceomat®

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Market Perception

«Juerg Bloch is an ‘amazing white-collar crime specialist’ who is ‘exceptionally commited’ and brings a ‘creative approach to the table while being consistently reliable and accurate’. »
Who’s Who Legal 2022
«Juerg Bloch is a star lawyer in regulatory, compliance and investigation matters. He is extremely responsive and offers excellent quality work and a superb support team. He is a strategic mastermind and has an excellent command of his client’s needs. »
Legal 500 2022
«Juerg Bloch has excellent expertise in all kinds of proceedings and can support the client with competence and calmness. »
Chambers 2022
«Juerg Bloch is a very focused and experienced person with very good instincts. He is also a brilliant tactician. »
Chambers 2022

Events

28.04.2022

Der Anwalt als Compliance Monitor – Gedanken eines ehemaligen Monitors

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08.07.2021

Money Laundering Risk: Litigation as the new battlefield?

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Awards & Rankings

26.10.2020

NKF identified as one of the world’s leading firms for corporate investigations by GIR 100 2020

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24.04.2020

NKF investigations partner Juerg Bloch included in GIR’s 40 Under 40 2020

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Firm News

10.11.2022

NKF partner Juerg Bloch elected to the advisory board of the newly established Center for Legal Data S…

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27.10.2022

NKF launches technology-based alternative legal services provider The Lab by NKF

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11.02.2020

NKF presents its newly appointed partners: interview with Juerg Bloch

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Publications

31.05.2022

The Europe, Middle East and Africa Investigations Review 2022: Switzerland

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23.06.2021

The European, Middle East and African Investigations Review 2021: Switzerland

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26.06.2020

The European, Middle East and African Investigations Review 2020: Switzerland

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Newsletters & Alerts

28.05.2021

Switzerland’s New ESG Reporting Regime – What It Means For Your Business

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25.01.2021

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) – Supporting our clients to navigate a new corporate land…

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02.11.2018

Whistleblower Protection in the Private Sector: Proposed Partial Revision of the Swiss Code of Obligat…

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