Simone Nadelhofer joined LALIVE in 2009 and is a partner based in our Zurich office. She specialises in white collar crime and regulatory investigations and advises clients on crisis management, compliance and remedial action. She is regularly retained by corporate clients in cross-border investigations by Swiss and foreign authorities, including U.S. authorities and leads large-scale internal investigations. She also assists clients in international legal and administrative assistance, as well as victims of crime in tracing and freezing of assets. Simone Nadelhofer regularly acts as counsel in complex commercial and banking disputes before state courts.
Simone Nadelhofer is a member of several professional associations, including the Swiss Association of Experts in Economic Crime Investigation, the Zurich and Swiss Bar Association and the European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA). She is Regional Representative Europe of the IBA’s Business Crime Committee, Chair of the Anti-corruption and the Rule of Law Committee at the Inter Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) and a member of the advisory board of the Master Economic Crime Investigations studies at the Lucerne University. Furthermore, Simone Nadelhofer acts as the external ombudsperson for tesa SE.
Before joining LALIVE, Simone Nadelhofer practised in Zurich as an attorney with renowned law firms, as a foreign attorney with an international law firm in New Delhi, India (2002-2003) and as legal counsel with a major Swiss bank (2001-2002).
She regularly publishes and speaks at conferences on her areas of specialisation.
Simone Nadelhofer holds a PhD., summa cum laude, from the University of Lucerne, for which she was awarded the Professor Walter Hug prize and the Universitätsverein Lucerne prize in 2008. She also holds a Master of Advanced Studies in Economic Crime Investigation from Lucerne Business School (MAS ECI, 2007). She trained with a major law firm in Zurich (2001-2002) and graduated from the University of Freiburg in 1999 (lic. iur., bilingual, summa cum laude). She was a lecturer on Criminal Law at Lucerne University.