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

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

Market Perception

  • Juerg Blog is 'incredibly pragmatic and excellent to work with' applaud sources who note that 'he has extensive experience with very high-profile cases'.

    Who's Who Legal Investigations: Future Leaders 2022
  • 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'.

  • Juerg Bloch is a brilliant thinker, available round the clock and always remains calm and clear-headed under the most pressing circumstances. He is an extremely dedicated and skilled attorney who was zealously focused on achieving the best result.

    Who's Who Legal Investigations: Future Leaders 2021
  • Juerg Bloch is a strategic mastermind. He has excellent analytical skills and shows an impressive ability to solve the most complex legal matters.

    Who's Who Legal Switzerland – Business Crime Defence 2022
  • Juerg Bloch is an extremely talented litigator and white-collar defense attorney.

    Legal 500 2021 - Dispute Resolution: Litigation
  • Juerg Bloch "always brings a creative approach to the table". In addition, his advice is always well thought out, measured and to the point.

    Who's Who Legal Investigations: Future Leaders 2020
  • 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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