Des Gouttes & Associés

Switzerland (Geneva)

Swiss law firm Des Gouttes & Associates was founded in 1834. The firm advises Swiss and foreign banks and financial institutions, companies and private individuals, on corporate, commercial, contractual and banking law, specifically including domestic and international dispute resolution. Their experience encompasses banking, securities, data protection, taxation, recovery management, all aspects of contractual law, international legal assistance, as well as white-collar crime.

White Collar Crime & Investigations Contacts

Carla has a broad practice across the spectrum of criminal and commercial litigation both before state courts and other Swiss federal jurisdictions. In particular, she has considerable experience in domestic and cross-border multi-jurisdictional litigation matters. She practices, among others, in international commercial disputes of a civil nature, in particular in the banking and trading industry. She has developed a strong practice before the Federal authorities in embargoes and sanctions matters and political freezing of assets.

Her primary fields of practice are complex fraud matters, business crime, international mutual legal assistance (criminal, administrative and tax related), extradition, as well as compliance and regulatory. Carla is frequently retained as counsel in connection with white collar crime cases at a federal or state level, and regularly ensures the enforcement of foreign and national decisions and clients’ rights by means of criminal proceedings, asset tracing and recovery, as well as civil seizure of assets on behalf of financially harmed clients. Much of Carla’s work is involves regular contact with regulators and prosecutors in Switzerland and abroad.