Roman Richers (b 1975) is a partner in Homburger's Litigation | Arbitration Practice Team and a member of Homburger's White Collar | Investigations working group. He specializes in complex international and domestic dispute resolution, focusing on advising and representing businesses and managers in white collar crime matters and on commercial arbitration and litigation.
Roman Richers has acted as party counsel for Swiss and international clients in many criminal and civil proceedings before state courts and authorities, mostly in large international cases. He has further represented numerous clients in international arbitrations, mostly relating to mergers and acquisitions, supply contracts, joint ventures and contract disputes.
Recent white-collar crime related instructions included leading internal investigations into fraud and bribery related allegations for listed enterprises, representing top executives in bribery-related investigations and trials; advising Swiss and international enterprises on drafting and implementing their compliance and anti-corruption policies, and advising and representing numerous corporate clients in other white-collar criminal proceedings, including matters related to document production, interrogations, international legal assistance and enforcing ancillary civil claims.
His recent commercial disputes work has focused in particular on the banking and finance industry, including both disputes among financial institutions and high-value disputes between financial institutions and their clients.
Roman Richers studied law at the University of Basel, Switzerland, from which he graduated in 2000 (summa cum laude). In 2008, he further graduated from the University of Cambridge, UK, as a Master of Law. He is a member of the Zürich and the Swiss Bar Association, the IBA, the Swiss Arbitration Association and other professional associations. He regularly speaks on white collar crime and commercial dispute resolution topics and has authored various articles on these subjects, including bribery and corruption, international commercial arbitration, conflicts of law rules, Swiss procedural law and contract law. He is fluent in German and English.
Roman Richers is admitted to practise at all Swiss courts.