Who's Who Legal

“Roland Ryser sits among the foremost white-collar crime specialists in Switzerland, and is described by sources as having "outstanding skill and extensive experience in criminal matters".”

Who's Who Legal

“Roland Ryser earns widespread plaudits for his extensive experience advising clients on complex cross-border criminal investigations involving fraud, corruption and bribery.”

Who's Who Legal

“Roland Ryser is a favourite among peers and clients, who recommend him as "an excellent business crime lawyer" in the Swiss market, thanks to his sterling work on money laundering, bribery and fraud matters.”

“Roland is a profound expert in economic crime and has a great sense of where to dig further.”

Who's Who Legal

“Roland Ryser ranks prominently for his business crime defence practice and receives wide-ranging endorsements from peers who describe him as “a very smooth and highly active practitioner”.”

Roland M. Ryser

Valentina Morgante



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


  • 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
Counsel at Schellenberg Wittmer
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)

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