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“impressed sources applaud her significant expertise”

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“an exceptional lawyer”

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“combines the highest legal skills with true leadership”

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“ability to manage client relationships is impressive”

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“expertise in complex multi-jurisdictional fraud cases”

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Clara Poglia

Clara Poglia, MAS in Criminology


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Clara Poglia is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's Geneva office, where she co-heads the Dispute Resolution Group. Her practice areas include white collar crime, international mutual assistance proceedings, internal investigations, asset tracing and recovery, and compliance. She holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Criminology.


  • Representation of a company in a major Swiss investigation involving potential wrongdoing (allegations of corruption);
  • Representation of a corporation in criminal proceedings targeting a large Ponzi scheme and in related bankruptcy proceedings and assets recovery;
  • Representation of multiple individuals and corporations in large scale requests for mutual legal assistance in tax matters addressed to Switzerland by France, Spain and Netherland notably;
  • Representation of Brazilian individuals and companies in Swiss criminal proceedings related to the lava jato Brazilian scandal;
  • Representation and assistance to a former high ranking executive in proceedings conducted by a sports authority and authorities in Switzerland;
  • Representation of European corporations targeted by a request of mutual legal assistance in criminal matters addressed by the U.S. Department of Justice to Switzerland and representation of the same entities in the related Swiss domestic criminal proceedings


Professional Experience
Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer
Senior Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
Law Clerk at the Swiss Federal Criminal Tribunal
Associate in a law firm in Geneva
Trainee Lawyer in a law firm in Geneva
Education and Admission
Bar Admission in Switzerland
Postgraduate degree in criminology, University of Lausanne
lic. iur., University of Geneva
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