Clara Poglia is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer’s Geneva office, where she co-heads the dispute resolution group. Clara’s key areas of expertise and practice focus on white-collar crime, international mutual legal assistance both in criminal and tax matters, extradition, asset tracing and recovery, and internal corporate investigations. Clara is also specialised in regulatory and compliance issues. Clara regularly acts as counsel for both individuals and prominent corporate entities in criminal and administrative proceedings before cantonal and federal authorities and courts, including the Swiss Supreme Court.
Some of Clara’s expertise includes: representation of a businessman in the frame of domestic criminal proceedings for alleged funds mismanagement and money laundering and assistance in the lifting of a freezing order targeting more than US$900 million; representation of a high ranked individual of a financial institution in the context of criminal proceedings related to the violation of regulatory duties; and representation of a foreign company in the context of criminal proceedings dealt by the Federal Prosecutor Office for alleged money laundering of VAT carousel fraud’s proceeds.
In 2018 Clara was recognised in the Global Investigation Review’s (GIR) Women in Investigations List. In 2020, Clara was recognised in the GIR’S 40 under 40 list.
Clara is the chapter leader and co-founder of the Women in White Collar Defense Association’s Swiss chapter.