Saverio Lembo heads Bär & Karrer's White Collar Crime practice group.
He has extensive experience in white collar crime, commercial and financial litigation, international judicial assistance (civil and criminal), arbitration and insolvency. During recent years, he has been involved in a number of complex commercial litigation proceedings, has served as a party representative or arbitrator in various domestic and international commercial arbitrations and has assisted clients in Swiss and foreign criminal proceedings. He regularly represents clients before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
Saverio Lembo's practice also extends to pharmaceutical litigation, inheritance law, employment matters and enforcement of foreign judgments and awards.
Saverio Lembo is ranked in tier 1 of the leading lawyers in White-Collar Crime Switzerland by Chambers & Partners. He was awarded "Lawyer of the Year 2016" in the categories Criminal Defense and Litigation in the Geneva area by Best Lawyers. Since 2012, the International Who's Who lists him among the world's leading practitioners in the areas of Business Crime Defense, Asset Recovery Lawyers and Commercial Litigation. In The Legal 500, Saverio Lembo has been listed among the leading individuals in Switzerland in Dispute Resolution since 2010.
Swiss Privilege Ruling a Concern for Companies Seeking Legal Advice Outside of Europe
Saverio Lembo discussed a significant ruling by the Swiss Federal Supreme Court about the relationship between prosecutors and non-European defense lawyers in an article for Global Investigations Review.
Swiss Chapter of the Chambers and Partners ‘International Fraud & Asset Tracing 2021’ Global Practice Guide
the Swiss chapter “International Fraud & Asset Tracing 2021” co-written by Saverio Lembo and published by Chambers and Partners.
Blogs of Interest
Bär & Karrer Recovers Over CHF 36 Million on Behalf of CONMENBOL Fellow: Saverio Lembo
Saverio Lembo and his colleagues successfully represented the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) during Swiss criminal proceedings.
UEFA Successfully Represented before Federal Supreme Court
The Swiss Federal Supreme Court rules in favor of Saverio Lembo’s client in litigation involving match fixing.
Impact of COVID-19 on Swiss Criminal Proceedings
Despite Switzerland's Criminal Procedure Code, there is no court recess in criminal proceedings, but Saverio Lembo takes a look at how COVID-19 has still changed the course in many instances, reacting to the global health threat.
The Pitfalls of Trade Secrets Under Swiss Law
In an article he contributed to "Global Investigations Review," Saverio Lembo explores how trade secret protection works (or doesn't) in civil, criminal and extrajudicial proceedings in Switzerland.
Confidentiality in Dispute Resolution Under Swiss Law
Saverio Lembo and his co-authors examine how, in cross-border proceedings under the provisions of Swiss Law, it is crucial to be aware of the risks of violating confidentiality laws and blocking statutes, especially when collaborating with foreign authorities.