Investor Protection


Expertise in investor protection

Have your investments suffered damages or are you a victim of financial fraud? Have you entrusted your assets to a trustee, only to never see them again? The activities of dubious financial intermediaries cause billions of dollars in damage worldwide every year.

Investors can also suffer from heavy losses for reasons outside of criminal activities (for example through pyramid schemes). Poor advice, errors, excessive costs or undisclosed commissions (e.g., retrocessions, kickbacks, finders’ fees) may justify a claim for damages or restitution.


Our areas of speciality in contentious corporate law include:

  • Corporate and commercial litigation
  • Trust litigation (trustee asset tracing)
  • Foundation disputes


Our areas of speciality in banking and capital market law disputes include:

  • Reclamation of undisclosed commissions (in particular, retrocessions)
  • Claiming of damages due to failed investments in the institutional and private equity sectors


What we offer:

  • Comprehensive legal consultation in the area of investor protection
  • Clarification of legal obligations in investment advice and asset management
  • Clarification of specific breaches of duty by the consultants involved (e.g., inadequate disclosure of the risks and costs for investors, failure to follow investment strategy, undisclosed fees and costs)
  • Assessment of whether taking civil and/or criminal legal action is reasonable
  • Development of a strategy that takes into account the costs and risks for asserting any claims (including enforcement against the debtor)

All specialist areas at a glance

Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)

The team at Schwärzler Attorneys at Law offer consultation in business takeovers and the restructuring of companies.


Corporate Law & Structures

Schwärzler Attorneys at Law offer legal assistance in the formation and administration of companies, foundations and trusts.


Financial Market Law

Let the team at Schwärzler Attorneys at Law assist you from the foundation of your company through to day-to-day business operations.


International Tax Law

Schwärzler Attorneys at Law offer consultation and representation in all national and international tax law matters.

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