Raúl Pardo-Geijo Ruiz

Raúl Pardo-Geijo Ruiz is regarded as one of the most important criminal lawyers in the national field and immersed in the most complex legal cases in the country, Master in Criminal Law and member of this Section in the Bar Association of Murcia, is currently director of the law firm Murcia Pardo Geijo, with almost half a century of tradition. He has been awarded on numerous occasions by prestigious legal institutions of outstanding notoriety for the relevance of his actions in the field of Criminal Law, with many other recognitions and scientific publications in this and other matters.

Firm Overview:

Pardo Geijo Abogados is composed, in addition to criminal experts, of a group of lawyers involved in almost all legal disciplines that make up the rest of the Law (Civil, Commercial, Administrative, Penitentiary, Public and Private International), completing the team with professionals of other subjects that, in certain occasions, are of all necessary point in order to an adequate resolution of the judicial conflicts.

Claude Nicati

Mr. Claude Nicati was born on March 10, 1957. He is married, has three children and is a grandfather, and has been living since 1990 in the canton of Neuchâtel.

After university studies in Lausanne, then a training of lawyer in the canton of Bern, he held positions of manager and magistrate in the whole chain of the criminal investigation and is thus able to advise usefully the persons involved, in whatever capacity, in a proceeding.

His work in the Neuchâtel court for more than four years allows him to know practically what are the difficulties and what are the demands placed on the magistrate so that a file can be sent to court. This experience is precious today.

At the level of the Confederation, in his capacity as Deputy Prosecutor General, he headed for eight years teams of federal prosecutors in charge of the fight against serious international crime (organized crime, money laundering, terrorism, etc.). ). He personally also conducted sensitive investigations in these areas and supported the prosecution in the Federal Criminal Court (TPF). These activities have opened many doors to him internationally, still very useful today.

He still had the privilege, within the military justice, to be successively judge of instruction, auditor (prosecutor) then president of court. He was in charge of the only war crimes cases tried in Switzerland. This experience is rare and profitable.

Finally, the four-year term he has served as State Counselor of the Republic and Canton of Neuchâtel in charge of the Territory Management Department (DGT, currently DDTE) is also an asset. During this term, he had the privilege of chairing the Conference of Directors of Transport of Western Switzerland (CTSO) and the Council of Public Authorities of EOS Holding.

He is also the author of two publications related to his previous activities as a prosecutor.

Continued:

  • Attorney at the Neuchâtel Bar
  • Member of the Council of the Bar Association of Neuchâtel (OAN) as treasurer
  • Member of the Swiss Federation of Lawyers (FSA)
  • Member of the International Criminal Bar (International, Criminal Bar, BPI – ICB)
  • Accredited Lawyer at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, The Netherlands (ICC – ICC)
  • Attorney at the International Criminal Court (ICCBA-ABCPI)
  • Member of the International Union of Lawyers (UIA)
  • 2nd Vice-President of the Criminal Commission of the International Union of Lawyers
  • Regular speaker at the Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime

Career:

  • Law degree from the University of Lausanne in 1983
  • Bernese patent certificate in 1986
  • Alternate commanders of the municipal police Biel and the cantonal police neuchâteloise (1986 – 1996)
  • Neuchatel Training Judge (1997 – 2001)
  • Deputy Attorney General of the Confederation (2001 – 2009)
  • Neuchâtel State Councilor in charge of the Department of Territorial Management (DGT) (2009 – 2013)
  • Member of the boards of directors and foundation (2013 -)
  • Member of the charities and sports associations committee
  • President of the Neuchâtel section of the NOMES (New Swiss European Movement)

Phillip Gibson

Phillip Gibson is one of Australia’s leading criminal defence lawyers. Having over 30 years of experience in all areas of criminal law his practice now focuses solely on serious, complex, and international crime.

Firm Overview:

We are an international award winning criminal defence law firm based in Sydney, Australia’s global city.

Established for over 50 years we are market leaders in all aspects of general, complex and international criminal law and are widely recognised for our involvement in some of Australia’s most significant criminal cases.

In the field of domestic and local criminal law our reputation has been built on the principles of delivering the highest quality legal service in every type of criminal case for over half a century, including leading cases in the High Court of Australia and the Court of Criminal Appeal.

We are experts in assisting companies and individuals the subject of white collar and corporate crime investigations and prosecutions. We specialise in matters involving money laundering, complex fraud, domestic and foreign bribery, insider trading, embezzlement, taxation offences, and other dishonesty offences, which are prosecuted by the Australian Tax Office (ATO), the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC), the Commonwealth DPP (CDPP), the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC), the State Police, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC).

We act in complex crimes such as murders, sexual assaults, drug importations and frauds and are acknowledged experts in general crime, drink driving and traffic law (including license appeals).

We have specialist capabilities in Crime Commissions, Royal Commissions and ICAC inquiries as well as a niche practice in civil proceedings against the Police for malicious prosecution.

Our international criminal law practice focuses on transnational corporate and financial crime, bribery and corruption, international money laundering, cybercrime, international asset freezing and forfeiture, extradition and mutual assistance law.

We strategically advise and appear in matters where transnational cross border investigations and prosecutions are being conducted in parallel jurisdictions, involving some of the largest law enforcement agencies and financial regulators world-wide.

Working with our international partners we have advised and acted in proceedings involving the USA, Canada, the UK, the E.U, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Macau, Vietnam, Cambodia, Russia, Mexico, South Korea, British Virgin Islands, New Zealand and South Africa.

We are approached regularly by international lawyers to provide expert advice and consultancy assistance concerning Australian criminal law, Australian criminal practice and procedure and compliance with Australia’s Anti – Money Laundering laws.

Our approach to criminal litigation is client focused and involves a deep understanding of criminal practice and procedure, both locally and internationally, combined with strategy, legal technical excellence and sophisticated advocacy.

Our Sydney criminal lawyers are recognised as amongst Australia’s leading lawyers as well as the rising stars of criminal law.

Francesco Isolabella

Francesco Isolabella is a Criminal Lawyer, Partner in the law firm Studio Legale Isolabella, founded in the 1960’s by his father Lodovico.

He specialises in corporate criminal law and focuses specifically on defence in and out of court and consultancy for Italian and foreign companies and physical persons, in connection with financial, banking, bankruptcy, tax, and environmental offences, as well as in publishing and medical liability.

He has acted as defence counsel for directors and officers of foreign banks and rating agencies in several nationally-relevant cases of market manipulation and bankruptcy, as well as for other financial and corporate crimes.

Francesco has also gained significant experience in the field of criminal liability for legal entities (pursuant to Law 231/01): he defended primary international Groups under trial in connection with Law 231/01 (in cases focusing, for example, on financial, corporate and international corruption offences). He is a consultant in drafting “231 Models”, in internal investigation activities, and in the implementation of Compliance Programmes, also under emergency conditions.

In assisting foreign clients, he has been busy in the international implementation of criminal corporate liability regulations in their various forms (for example, USFCPA, UK Bribery Act, Italian Law 231/01, Ley Organica in Spain, etc.), drafting 231 Organisational Models applicable to foreign companies and aimed at the prevention of the risk of crime in connection with cross-border operations.

Francesco Isolabella has often lectured as keynote speaker in conferences and seminars. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the specialisation course “Criminal Liability for Collective Entities pursuant to Law 231/01” organised by the University of Milan. He is also teaches the specialisation course “Financial Markets Law” at the University of Milan, and the Law & Business Master at the Il Sole 24 Ore Business School.

Francesco Isolabella is registered with the International Bar Association and with the American Bar Association.

Arnaud Zabaldano

Arnaud ZABALDANO is the founder of ZABALDANO Law Office. He works as Avocat Défenseur in Monaco.

Cursus:

  • July 2000: Masters degree in Law
  • September 2001: Diploma in Higher Applied studies in Business and Economic Law
  • 22nd October 2001: Admitted at the Monaco bar
  • 22nd October 2009: Appointed as an Avocat Défenseur (Defence Lawyer)

Expertise:

  • October 2001 up to September 2006: Partner of Cabinet PASQUIER-CIULLA & ZABALDANO
  • September 2006 up to July 2011: Founder and partner of GZ AVOCATS
  • 2007 and 2008: Co-creator, organizer and lecturer at the Francis Lefebvre Monegasque Labour law courses
  • 2009: Lecturer at the University of Brazzaville (Congo) on Law and Monegasque legal practice
  • 2010: Lecturer on the new anti-money laundering Law in Monaco for the Monegasque Compliance Officers’ Association
  • Since July 2011: Founder and partner of Etude ZABALDANO

Firm Overview:

Zabaldano Law Office is a law firm established in the Principality of Monaco dealing with the most complex matters often with an international dimension.

It represents corporate and private individual clients who require dedication, professionalism and commitment.

The Law office consists of a multi-disciplinary team who have extensive experience in practice areas such as banking and finance, commercial and business law, international law, real estate and construction as well as employment law and criminal law.

Arnaud Zabaldano, its founder, is a Barrister at the Monaco Bar where he has practiced since 2001.

With a postgraduate degree in Economic and Business Law, he has naturally focused the law office practice on business law, in litigation, arbitration and advice.

Committed to the values ​​of the legal profession, Mr Zabaldano strives to best meet clients’ needs, combining legal excellence, availability and innovation.

Marcello Bertucci

Marcello Bertucci specializes in the defence of persons subject to criminal proceedings related to tax, corporate and financial crimes, against the public administration, in matters of intellectual and industrial property, environmental, in terms of health and safety at work and, in general, relevant to the criminal law of the enterprise as well as crimes related to medical fault.

He deals with the legal and out-of-court counselling and assistance of Italian and foreign companies in matters of compliance and administrative liability from crime as well as the defence of legal entities subject to criminal proceedings pursuant to Legislative Decree no. 231/2001.

In addition, he has developed a specific competence in the preparation and implementation of organizational models and in the conduct of defensive investigations, including internal companies.

Marcello is president and member of some Supervisory Bodies pursuant to Legislative Decree 231/2001 for multinational companies. He is often invited, as a speaker, to seminars and conferences on topics pertaining to the criminal law of the company and to the administrative responsibility of a crime pursuant to Legislative Decree no. 231/2001.

Languages:

Italian, Spanish, English.

Albi & Associations:

– Member of the Order of Lawyers of Rome since 2003
– Registered in the Special Register of Cassation Lawyers since 2015
– Vice-President of the Criminal Observatory

Firm Overview:

BTC Studio Legale is a network of lawyers who, after having gained a decade of experience in some of the most prestigious law firms associated with Italians with international vocation, have decided to join in the professional activity, strong knowledge acquired and aware of sharing the same ethical and moral values. Competence, seriousness, practicality, efficiency, passion and dedication to work are the main characteristics of our team. We have created a Law Firm with an agile and flexible organizational structure to allow us to establish a direct and constant relationship with our Customers, aimed at personalizing legal assistance.