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Ways out of difficult situations

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Ways out of difficult situations

I advise and represent businesses and individuals mainly in the areas of white collar crime and integrity.

For individuals, I devise customised solutions for difficult situations – with my personal commitment, experience garnered from innumerable court appearances and surefootedness while negotiating difficult terrain.

I offer businesses the benefits gained from a combination of long standing experience in criminal litigation and international expertise in compliance and integrity – both in preventive work and when responding to specific violations.

My clients can count on my access to a reliable international network. I advise in German, English, Italian, French and Russian.

Particulars

Mark Livschitz has been a practicing lawyer in Switzerland since 1996 and holds a doctoral degree from Zurich University. He articled as a court clerk in the Greater Zurich area. After holding positions as an associate in the areas of litigation and white collar crime, Mark Livschitz became a partner in an international law firm in Zurich where he led the local white collar crime and compliance practice. In July 2015, he started his private practice.

Mark Livschitz focuses on white-collar criminal defence and anti-corruption / anti-money laundering corporate compliance. Beyond compliance, he advises companies on corporate integrity. Mark Livschitz’s experience includes a variety of matters in both the advisory and litigation areas. He was recently appointed Corporate Compliance Monitor by the US Department of Justice for a multinational German company.

Mark Livschitz has participated as a legal authority in anti-corruption projects organised by the OECD, OSCE, UNODC and the Council of Europe. He led various large and complex internal cross-border anti-corruption investigations involving multiple jurisdictions, fought several high profile criminal defence cases at court and conducted numerous civil litigations (mostly related to compliance investigations). Mark Livschitz advised a FINMA Investigation Agent in a complex cross-border investigation of a multinational Swiss bank.

Mark Livschitz is a part-time lecturer at the Berne, Fribourg and St. Gallen universities in Switzerland. He teaches classes on anti-corruption and anti-money laundering at the criminal defence specialist lawyer programme of the Swiss Bar Association. He has authored a variety of articles and contributed chapters to books on anti-corruption compliance and other related topics.

Press

Publications
  • Defective corporate culture as a root cause of fraud: a compliance monitor’s view, in: Fraud Intelligence, April/May 2017, 14 et seqq.
  • Commentary on Art. 147 of the Swiss Act on Financial Market Infrastructures, in: Sethe et al. (Editors), Commentary on the Swiss Act on Financial Market Infrastructures, Zurich/Basel/Geneva 2017.
  • Legal Protection During Automatic Exchange of Information ("Rechtsschutz beim automatischen Informationsaustausch"), in: Emmenegger (Editor), Swiss Conference on Banking Law 2016: Automatic Exchange of Information ("Schweizerische Bankrechtstagung 2016: Automatischer Informationsaustausch"), Basel 2016, 147 et seqq.
  • Compliance Monitorship - A Curse or a Blessing for the Concerned Enterprise? ("Compliance Monitoring – Fluch oder Segen für das betroffene Unternehmen?"), in: Compliance Praxis 4/2015 (co-author with Murat Üranüz)
  • Book Chapter on Switzerland, in: Ruhmannseder/Lehner/Beukelmann (Ed.), Compliance Aktuell, Heidelberg etc. (C.F. Müller) 2015, Section S1010 (co-author with Herbert Wohlmann)
All Publications
Speeches
  • 20 March 2017
    Defective Corporate Culture and Integrity Flaws as Root Causes of Fraud: A Compliance Monitor’s View
    ACFE - Fraud Conference Europe
  • 2 December 2016
    Compliance Monitor?
    "Recht aktuell FORUM" (Basel University): Corporate Criminal Liability: Compliance – When and What For?
  • 1 September 2016
    Anti Corruption Compliance: How Do You Get it Right? A Compliance Monitor’s View
    St. Gall Conference on Criminal Law (St. Gall University)
  • 18 May 2016
    Risk-based approach (RBA) to administrative inquiries in commercial enterprises engaged in public contracts and public procurement activities – How to identify corruption risk in commercial enterprises engaged in public contracts
    Council of Europe, seminar under the "South Programme"
  • 28 April 2016
    Investigations and criminal procedures from the perspective of legal persons: case study
    Council of Europe Regional Workshop "Legislative Toolkit on Liability of Legal Persons"
  • 11 March 2016
    Legal Protection During Automatic Exchange of Information
    Swiss Conference on Banking Law 2016
  • 20 March 2017
    Defective Corporate Culture and Integrity Flaws as Root Causes of Fraud: A Compliance Monitor’s View
    ACFE - Fraud Conference Europe
  • 2 December 2016
    Compliance Monitor?
    "Recht aktuell FORUM" (Basel University): Corporate Criminal Liability: Compliance – When and What For?
  • 1 September 2016
    Anti Corruption Compliance: How Do You Get it Right? A Compliance Monitor’s View
    St. Gall Conference on Criminal Law (St. Gall University)
  • 18 May 2016
    Risk-based approach (RBA) to administrative inquiries in commercial enterprises engaged in public contracts and public procurement activities – How to identify corruption risk in commercial enterprises engaged in public contracts
    Council of Europe, seminar under the "South Programme"
  • 28 April 2016
    Investigations and criminal procedures from the perspective of legal persons: case study
    Council of Europe Regional Workshop "Legislative Toolkit on Liability of Legal Persons"
  • 11 March 2016
    Legal Protection During Automatic Exchange of Information
    Swiss Conference on Banking Law 2016
All Speeches