Saverio Lembo
Bär & Karrer SA


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.

Fellow content

Friday, July 23, 2021

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.

Tuesday, May 04, 2021

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

The Academy
Blogs, short articles and series by Fellows of the International Academy of Financial Crime Litigators.

The official blog of the "International Enforcement Law Reporter," edited by Bruce Zagaris.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

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.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

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.

Thursday, April 02, 2020

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. 

Friday, February 14, 2020

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. 

Friday, January 31, 2020

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.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Legal Professional Privilege in Switzerland

Saverio Lembo discusses the scope and limitations of legal professional privilege in Switzerland to help foreign lawyers understand what is and is not protected under Swiss law.