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Mara Zancanaro

Assistente studio legale

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Sandra Hess Hubacher

Assistente studio notarile

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Kathrin Jeker

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Daniela Wiedmer-Schmid

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Jasmin Richiger

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Jürg Wernli

Partner
Avvocato, LL.M.

Jürg Wernli esercita la professione autonoma di avvocato da 30 anni. Fornisce consulenza ad imprese e privati, soprattutto negli ambiti del diritto penale economico e dell’esecuzione per debiti e del diritto fallimentare e rappresenta i suoi clienti dinanzi ad autorità e tribunali in Svizzera.

In virtù della sua lunga esperienza professionale, Jürg Wernli assiste i clienti anche nelle contrattazioni e nell’elaborazione di contratti, soprattutto nell’ambito del diritto di acquisto, del diritto di locazione e del diritto del lavoro, oltre che nell’incasso di crediti e nell’esecuzione forzata di sentenze.

È responsabile dei contenuti dei corsi di formazione nell’area del diritto per gli aspiranti esperti fiscali dell’EXPERTsuisse.

Esperienza professionale

  • Avvocato autonomo dal 1987

Formazione e aggiornamento

  • Certificate of Advanced Studies nell’ambito del diritto di procedura penale, Università di San Gallo/Università di Friburgo (2013)
  • LL.M. in diritto economico internazionale, campo specialistico: diritto contrattuale/giurisdizione arbitrale, Università di Zurigo (1998)
  • Studio presso la facoltà di giurisprudenza, Università di Berna, Difensore (Avvocato) (1986)

Ambiti di attività preferiti

  • Diritto penale
    Procedimenti penali, principalmente di natura economica
    Assistenza giudiziaria internazionale
  • Esecuzione per debiti e diritto fallimentare
    Affermazione e difesa dei diritti, pianificazione ed esecuzione di procedure successorie e fallimentari, attività di investigatore e liquidatore su incarico, liquidazioni speciali
  • Diritto contrattuale
    Contrattazione, predisposizione e valutazione di contratti, principalmente negli ambiti del diritto di acquisto, dei contratti d’opera, del diritto di locazione e del diritto del lavoro
  • Processi
    Rappresentanza di privati ed imprese nei procedimenti dinanzi a tribunali ed autorità, in particolare negli ambiti del diritto penale, dell’esecuzione per debiti, del diritto fallimentare e del diritto delle obbligazioni

Mandati di riferimento (estratto)

2018 - current

Fraud, Bribery

Criminal investigation by the Zurich Public Prosecutor's Office against several Swiss entrepreneurs; allegations of fraud and bribery in the process of acquisition and sale of companies.

Representation of a defendant.

The Zurich District Court handed down partial guilty verdicts and partial acquittals. The judgment is not final.

2016 - current

Corporate Criminal Liability/Bribery

Criminal investigation by, inter alia, the Office of the Attorney General against a multinational company based in Switzerland, allegations of the company's criminal liability due to bribery of foreign public officials.

Representation of the accused company.

2013 - current

Tax Evasion (VAT)

Investigation by the Federal Office of Customs and Border Security against a Swiss art-gallery; allegations of importation of works of art and evasion of VAT (import tax) in the amount of approximately CHF 10 Mio., misuse of transfer procedure.

Representation of the accused company.

2019 – 2021

Money Laundering, Participation in a Criminal Organisation

Criminal investigation by, intern alia, the Office of the Attorney General against a bank, former employees, and clients of the bank; allegations of money laundering and participation in a Bulgarian criminal organisation in connection with the trafficking of cocaine between South America and Europe.

Representation of one of the accused.

Conclusion of the criminal investigation with a Summary Penalty Order. Partial asset forfeiture.

2018 - 2020

Corporate Criminal Liability/Bribery

Preliminary investigation by the Office of the Attorney General against a multinational company based in the United States to determine whether there was ground for suspicion for corporate criminal liability due to bribery of foreign public officials.

Representation of the company.

2016 - 2020

Corporate Criminal Liability/Bribery/Money Laundering

“Odebrecht/Petrobras, Brazil”

Criminal investigation by the Office of the Attorney General against employees of a Brazilian construction group; allegations of money laundering etc.

Representation of an accused employee and of two companies, the latter affected by asset forfeiture.

The criminal investigation against the employee was discontinued in February 2020. The assets of the companies were partially confiscated.

2013 - 2019

Fraud, Criminal Mismanagement, Money Laundering

«Parmalat, Italy»

Criminal investigation by the Office of the Attorney General against a former employee of a bank; allegations of fraud, criminal mismanagement, and money laundering in connection with the bankruptcy of Parmalat S.p.A.

Co-representation of the defendant, advice on procedural matters and concerning statute of limitations.

2017 – 2018

Money Laundering, Bribery

Criminal investigation by the Geneva Public Prosecutor's Office; allegations of money laundering and bribery of foreign public officials in connection with the procurement process of Swiss technology.

Representation of the non-accused Swiss company in the legal assistance procedure.

2011 – 2016

Abuse of Public Office, Bribery

Criminal investigation by the Office of the Attorney General against former public officials and against employees of subcontracting companies; allegations of abuse of public office, bribery, and forgery of documents in connection with the procurement of IT systems. 

Representation of one of the accused.

The Federal Criminal Court found the accused guilty of aiding and abetting to the abuse of public office in one case. The accused was sentenced with a monetary penalty.

2004 – 2012

Corporate Criminal Liability/Bribery

Criminal investigation by the Office of the Attorney General against Alstom Ltd. and Alstom Network (Schweiz) Ltd.; allegations of corporate criminal liability due to bribery of foreign public officials.

Representation of the accused companies.

The criminal investigation was concluded in November 2011. A Summary Penalty Order was issued against Alstom Network (Schweiz) Ltd. (fine of CHF 2.5 Mio., compensation claim of CHF 36.4 Mio.). The criminal investigation against Alstom Ltd. was discontinued with a compensation payment of 1 Mio. to the International Committee of the Red Cross).

2001 – 2009

Support of a Criminal Organisation

Criminal investigation by the Office of the Attorney General against Mr. Youssef Nada; allegations of participation in and/or support of a criminal organisation being responsible for the attacks of 11 September 2001 in the USA.

Representation of the accused.

The criminal investigation was discontinued in November 2005 following an appeal by the accused to the Federal Criminal Court (BK.2005.2005.4). Proceedings for removal from the national and international sanctions lists followed (BGE 133 II 450). Delisting from the sanctions list in 2009.

Altre attività

  • Responsabile del modulo di diritto presso l’EXPERTsuisse AG per la formazione di esperti fiscali
  • Responsabile di mandato in oltre 20 successioni e liquidazioni in via di fallimento, investigatore e liquidatore in oltre 15 liquidazioni speciali su incarico dell’Autorità federale di vigilanza sui mercati finanziari FINMA

Associazioni

  • Federazione svizzera degli avvocati / Federazione bernese degli avvocati
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Associazione svizzera LEF
  • Association Suisse de l’Arbitrage
  • Società svizzera di diritto penale

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