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 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

  • 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.

    Who's Who Legal Investigations: Future Leaders 2019
  • Sources describe him as an “exceptionally bright, extremely hard-working attorney, who is always available and 100 per cent dedicated”.

    Who's Who Legal Investigations: Future Leaders 2019

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