Simone Nadelhofer joined LALIVE in 2009 and is a partner in our litigation team based in our Zurich office. She specialises in complex domestic and cross-border proceedings and investigations, including fraud and white-collar crime, asset recovery, international mutual assistance in criminal and tax matters and international sanctions. She advises clients on crisis management, compliance and remedial action and is regularly retained by corporate clients to lead large-scale domestic or multijurisdictional internal investigations. She also advises clients on conducting investigations into harassment allegations (#MeToo), business and human rights and ESG-related disputes.
Simone Nadelhofer is ranked among the 100 Women in Investigations 2021 worldwide by Global Investigations Review. She is Anti-Corruption Committee Liaison Officer of the IBA’s Business Crime Committee, Past 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. In January 2021 she was elected to the pool of presidents of the arbitration court of the Swiss Bar Association and the Swiss Notaries Association. Simone Nadelhofer is a member of several professional associations, including the Advisory Board for the project of the Swiss National Scientific Fund “Assessing the nature and impact of transnational corruption through the lens of Swiss Businesses,” the ACi ISO Subcommittee for the new ISO standard on internal investigations, the Swiss Association of Experts in Economic Crime Investigation, the Zurich and Swiss Bar Association and the European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA). Simone is a regular speaker at conferences and publishes in her areas expertise. She recently co-authored the leading Swiss book on internal investigations published in 2022.
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).
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.