Profile

Juerg Bloch is the managing partner of Niederer Kraft Frey. Juerg’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. In addition, Juerg has extensive experience in complex domestic and cross-border litigation, enforcement and criminal proceedings. He advises across a wide range of sectors and industries, including aircraft and shipping, energy, chemical and commodities, financial services, industrials and leisure.

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 aircraft and shipping services) and advised organisations on the implementation of best practice in regulatory compliance, anti-corruption and whistleblower regulation.

Highlights include advising:

  • An international sports federation regarding sanction compliance
  • Numerous clients on sanction compliance in connection with the situation in Ukraine
  • 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
  • Lead counsel in a multi-billion cross-border litigation involving over six different jurisdictions
  • A global manufacturing company regarding bribery allegations in an entity in Asia
  • A Swiss based medical company in an internal investigation relating to a CEO-Fraud scheme
  • 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
  • A major financial institution in a large internal investigation to explore possible criminal and regulatory breaches in multiple jurisdictions involving bribery, fraud and other corporate misconduct
  • Several large financial institutions in connection with anti-money laundering compliance issues
  • A multi-national company in connection with the design and review of their anti-corruption compliance programs and policies
  • An individual in extradition proceedings initiated by Germany
  • BSI SA to reach a Non-Prosecution Agreement with the Unites States Department of Justice’s (DOJ) under the DOJ’s Program for Non-Prosecution Agreements or Non-Target Letters for Swiss banks. BSI participated in this Program as “Category 2 bank” and was the first bank to reach a resolution under the Program
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
Best Lawyers 2024
Chambers Europe 2024
The Legal500 EMEA 2024 – Next Generation Partner
Who’s Who Legal: Investigations 2020 – 2024
Who’s Who Legal: Switzerland 2022 – 2024
Chambers Europe 2023
The Legal500 EMEA 2023 – Next Generation Partner
Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders – Switzerland 2023
The Legal500 EMEA 2022 – Next Generation Partner
The Legal500 EMEA 2021 – Recommended
Global Investigations Review’s 40 Under 40 2020
  • Zurich Bar Association
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • IBA International Bar Association
  • ACFE Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
2024 Managing Partner, Niederer Kraft Frey
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

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Deals & Cases

27.11.2020

Cyberfish AG launches blockchain-based technology Traceomat®

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Market Perception

«Juerg Bloch is a leading figure in the Swiss internal investigations and white-collar market. With a broad international experience, Juerg is at the top in his fields (both compliance and investigations). »
Legal 500 2024
«Juerg is extremely hard working, has a creative approach, out-of-the-box ideas and is extraordinarily convincing. Having a fighting spirit, he is determined to win cases and to reach the optimum for his clients.»
Legal 500 2024
«Juerg is the strategic mastermind who at the same time is on top of every detail. It is very easy to work with Juerg as he is a low-key and a very pleasant person. Juerg and his team work extremely efficiently and are worth every cent. »
Legal 500 2023
«He is quick to analyse a legal problem, and has a great legal mind paired with great business acumen.; He will think outside of the box in a very complex procedure, and always has the big picture in mind. »
Chambers 2023
«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.; Juerg is the lawyer you want on your side when it really matters. »
Legal 500 2022

Events

22.05.2024

Compliance Breakfast

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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

06.02.2024

Nineteen NKF lawyers listed as “Thought Leaders Switzerland 2023” by Who’s Who Legal

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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

25.03.2024

NKF presents its new Executive Committee

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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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Publications

27.03.2024

Neuere Entwicklungen im Wealth Management

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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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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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