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.


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

  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
  • Zurich Bar Associations (ZAV)
  • Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA)