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Bar Admission: Switzerland 1978
Office: Geneva
Languages: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish (reading knowledge)

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Paul Gully-Hart
Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
15bis, rue des Alpes / P.O. Box 2088
1211 Geneva 1 / Switzerland

T +41 22 707 8000
F +41 22 707 8001

Paul Gully-Hart

Partner

Contact

Paul Gully-Hart
Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
15bis, rue des Alpes / P.O. Box 2088
1211 Geneva 1 / Switzerland

T +41 22 707 8000
F +41 22 707 8001

Paul Gully-Hart is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's Dispute Resolution group in Geneva, where he is the head of White-Collar Crime and Compliance and Internal Corporate Investigations.

Paul has developed a strong practice in complex litigation that frequently involves multi-jurisdictional aspects. He is highly specialized in regulatory and compliance issues, asset tracing and recovery, business crime defense work, and international mutual assistance in criminal and regulatory matters. Paul is considered to be one of the leading experts in Corporate Investigations.

Paul also is specialized in high-profile international banking and commercial disputes. He is frequently appointed as a Swiss law expert in a number of UK and US proceedings.
 
Paul Gully-Hart is a former chairman of the Business Crime Committee of the International Bar Association, where he remains an active member to date. He is also a member of The International Association of Penal Law.

Paul is often a lead speaker across his areas of expertise in international conferences, including the Cambridge Symposium on International Financial Crime, the Transnational Crime Conference organized annually by the section of white collar crime of the IBA, and C5 conferences on fraud and asset recovery.
 
With extensive experience in complex fraud, asset tracing and recovery and investigations matters, Paul is recognized as a highly recommended practitioner in leading legal directories and ranking publications, such as Chambers & Partners. They describe Paul as a «renowned and successful litigator and criminal defense lawyer – an individual you can get tremendous experience and knowledge from,» and «an expert choice for white-collar crime.» Who's Who Legal say «The brilliant Paul Gully-Hart is a white collar crime specialist, and comes highly recommended by peers and clients alike.»

Selected deals and cases

  • Successful representation of Egyptian businessman prosecuted by the Swiss Government, whose Swiss assets were frozen in context of criminal investigations related to Arab Spring
  • Representation of a citizen who has been a victim of a major fraud scheme, including money laundering in recovering proceeds of criminal conduct
  • Representation of one of main victims of Ponzi scheme set up by a Belgian citizen involving investments in numerous jurisdictions
  • Successful representation of prominent Swiss industrialist and philanthropist prosecuted in Italy in connection with deaths of local employees and residents allegedly linked to operations of asbestos-cement industrial plants

Recognitions

  • Who's Who Legal: Business Crime Defense, Investigations and Asset Recovery 2017
  • Chambers Europe: White Collar Crime
  • PLC Which Lawyer Dispute Resolution
  • Expert Guides: Best of the Best in White Collar Crime

All Awards and Recognitions