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Peter Burckhardt, LL.M.


Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19

P.O. Box 2201

8021 Zurich

T +41 44 215 5252
D +41 44 215 5283
F +41 44 215 5200

German, English, French, Italian

T +41 44 215 5252
D +41 44 215 5283
F +41 44 215 5200

Peter Burckhardt heads Schellenberg Wittmer's Dispute Resolution Group in Zurich, as well as the White-Collar Crime and Internal Corporate Investigations teams.

Practice Areas / Sectors and Industries

Expertise and Experience

  • Extensive experience in complex criminal, regulatory and civil litigation matters
  • Regularly conducts internal corporate investigations


Professional Experience
Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer
Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
Served in various functions in the judiciary of the Canton of Berne, notably as criminal prosecutor and deputy judge in civil and criminal matters

Education and Admission
Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Bar Admission in Switzerland
University of Berne

Additional Professional Activities
  • Member of various professional associations including the Zurich and Swiss Bar  Associations, the International Bar Association (IBA), the European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA), and the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
  • Regular publications in fields of specialization and speaker at international conferences
  • Board Member of FlexLaw


  • Chambers Europe (White Collar Crime)
  • Who's Who Legal (Business Crime Defence, Investigations, Asset Recovery & Product Liability Defence)
  • Legal500 (Dispute Resolution and Litigation)
  • Expert Guides (White Collar Crime and Commercial Litigation)

„solving big-picture problems“


Selected Publications

Legal Privilege and Confidentiality in Switzerland
Privilege and Confidentiality: An International Handbook, 2nd Edition, pp. 279 et seq.
Anti-Corruption Regulation
Swiss Chapter, Getting the Deal Through Publication Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. This article was first published in Getting the Deal Through Anti-Corruption Regulation 2012, (published in February, 2012; contributing ed
Securities & Related Investigations : Switzerland
First published by Global Investigations Review in Feb 2016, GIR Know-How: Securities & Related Investigations, ed. David E. Brodsky, Robin M. Bergen, Albert K. Lai and David Wagner