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Dr. Roland M. Ryser


Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19

P.O. Box 2201

8021 Zurich

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

German, French, English

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

Roland Ryser is a Counsel in our Dispute Resolution Group in Zurich and a member of our White-Collar Crime and Compliance Team.

Practice Areas / Sectors and Industries

Expertise and Experience

  • Extensive experience in advising and representing individuals and corporate clients as defence counsel in regulatory and business crime investigations
  • Assisted clients in mutual legal and administrative assistance proceedings
  • Advised clients in anti-money laudering, anti-bribery and trade compliance matters
  • Represented companies as private claimants in criminal investigations for fraud, misappropriation, mismanagement and bribery


Professional Experience
Consultant at Piper Alderman in Sydney (secondment)
Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
Trainee Lawyer at Schellenberg Wittmer
Teaching and Research Assistant at University of Zurich

Education and Admission
Bar Admission in Switzerland
Dr. iur., University of Zurich
Master of Law, University of Zurich

Additional Professional Activities
  • Author and co-author of various publications on business criminal and criminal procedure law
  • Member of various professional associations including the Zurich and Swiss Bar Association, the Defence Counsel's Section of the Zurich Bar and the Swiss Society of Criminal Law
  • Lecturer at Vision Compliance SA (AML Compliance Officer Training)


  • Expert Guides: Rising Star (White-Collar Crime) 2015-2017
  • Who's Who Legal Switzerland: Business Crime Defence 2018

„a specialist in white-collar criminal matters“

Who's Who Legal