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Bar Admission: Switzerland 2009
Office: Zurich
Languages: German, French, English

Contact

Dr. Roland M. Ryser
Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19 / P.O. Box 2201
8021 Zurich / Switzerland

D +41 44 215 3441
T +41 44 215 5252
F +41 44 215 5200

Dr. Roland M. Ryser

Senior Associate

Contact

Dr. Roland M. Ryser
Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19 / P.O. Box 2201
8021 Zurich / Switzerland

D +41 44 215 3441
T +41 44 215 5252
F +41 44 215 5200

Roland Ryser is a senior associate in our Dispute Resolution Group in Zurich. As a member of our White-Collar Crime and Compliance Team, Roland acts as defence counsel for high-profile individuals and corporate clients in regulatory and business crime investigations (including tax evasion and tax fraud proceedings) at both the federal and the cantonal level and assists clients in international and administrative assistance cases as well as victims of fraud in tracing and freezing assets. Roland also advises on anti-corruption and anti-money laundering compliance and assists in conducting internal investigations.

After having graduated with a Master of Law from the University of Zurich in 2004, Roland worked as a research and teaching assistant at Zurich Law School's Chair of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure (Prof. Dr. Andreas Donatsch) where he also wrote his dissertation on corporate criminal law. Roland joined us in 2007 as a trainee lawyer and after his admission to the bar as an associate. In 2011, Roland was on secondment with Piper Alderman in Sydney where he served as a consultant in the Resources and Corporate and Commercial Litigation Team.

Roland is a member of various professional associations including the Zurich and Swiss Bar Associations, the Defence Counsel's Section of the Zurich Bar and the Swiss Society of Criminal Law. He regularly authors and co-authors publications in his fields of specialization. In particular, he co-authored the chapter on undercover investigations in the Swiss French commentary on criminal procedure law.