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

Highlights include advising:

  • 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

  • A large financial institution in connection with anti-money laundering compliance issues

  • A Swiss bank in connection with complex questions regarding mutual legal assistance in criminal matters

  • 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

  • Zurich Bar Association
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • IBA International Bar Association
  • ACFE Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Market Perception

  • Juerg Bloch at Niederer Kraft Frey is “a technically excellent” lawyer with notable experience in external and internal investigations.

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  • Sources describe him as an “exceptionally bright, extremely hard-working attorney, who is always available and 100 per cent dedicated”.

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