Paul Gully-Hart is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's dispute resolution group and head of the white collar crime group in Geneva. His main areas of practice include general and International commercial litigation with an emphasis on the tracing and recovery of assets in an international context, international legal assistance in criminal and regulatory matters, Trust litigation, corporate investigations, white collar issues as well as corporate ?nancial compliance. He is familiar with common law and is often instructed to advise in multi-jurisdictional disputes.
He has provided expert legal opinions to assist foreign courts (for instance, the High Court of Justice in London).
Born in England on 22 March 1956, Paul Gully-Hart graduated from the Law School of the University of Geneva in 1977. He was admitted to the Geneva Bar in 1980. He is fluent in English, French, Italian and German.
Paul Gully-Hart is a former chairman of the business crime committee of the International Bar Association and remains active in that organisation. He speaks regularly at international conferences (for instance the Cambridge Symposium on International Financial Crime) and seminars on topics within his areas of expertise.
His more recent presentations have focused on the enforcement of anti-bribery and anti-money laundering laws, the recovery of proceeds of grand corruption, international tax enforcement and new strategies for managing internal corporate investigations.
Paul Gully-Hart has published extensively in his areas of practice. His most recent publications include, among many others:
- 2016 - Securities & Related Investigations: Switzerland - published by Global Investigations Review in Nov 2016, GIR Know-How: Securities & Related Investigations, (written with Peter Burckhardt and Benjamin Borsodi); - "Getting the Deal Through: Anti-Corruption, Chapter on Switzerland" (written with Peter Burckhardt) (editions of 2007 - 2014); - "Cross-border Employers 'Investigations: Swiss Law Aspects", written with Vincent Carron, Practical Law Company (2012); - "International Asset Recovery of Corruption-Related Assets: Switzerland" in Recovering Stolen Assets, Basel Institute on Governance (Mark Pieth) - 2008; - Chapter on Switzerland written with Peter Burckhardt in "Fraud and Asset Tracing"edited by Herbert Smith in European Lawyer Reference Series (1st and 2nd editions).
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