International Asset Recovery

Since the late 1990s, Monfrini Bitton Klein is renowned for conducting and coordinating multijurisdictional asset recovery proceedings on behalf of foreign governments in grand corruption cases, liquidators of bankruptcy estates, defrauded individuals and corporations, as well as enforcing foreign judgments and awards.

Over the years, we have developed creative strategies and innovative asset recovery techniques, using a unique combination of criminal, mutual assistance, bankruptcy and civil proceedings to obtain compensation for our clients. Cases range from a few thousand US dollars defrauded from widows who lost all their savings, to multibillion-dollar corruption claims.

Our international experience and network in asset tracing & recovery is also used in the context of the enfocement of foreign judgments or arbitral awards, and commercial, matrimonial and probate claims.

Monfrini Bitton Klein and its lawyers are recognized for their strength in asset-recovery proceedings by Chambers Global Litigation Support (Bands 1 and 2) and by Chambers Europe White-Collar Crime (Bands 2 and 3). Who's Who Legal has recognised Enrico Monfrini and Yves Klein as Asset Recovery leaders since 2011, the latter being listed as a Most Highly Regarded Individual since 2013 and recipient of the Who's Who Asset Recovery Lawyer of the Year Award in 2019 and 2022.

The firm is Switzerland’s representative of ICC FraudNet a leading network of fraud and asset recovery lawyers operating under the auspices of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) since 2004. Monfrini Bitton Klein thus benefits from correspondent law firms internationally recognized in fraud and asset recovery in more than 70 jurisdictions, as well as litigation-support professionals, such as forensic accountants, insolvency practitioners, investigators and litigation funders.

With its renown experience in international business law, complex litigation and arbitration, together with its asset-tracing skills and connections, the firm is positioned to serve individual and corporate clients seeking to enforce commercial, matrimonial or probate claims in Switzerland and around the world.

See also our Resources pages for Swiss Law, International Asset Recovery and Anti-Corruption legal resources and links.