Katia Ziegler assists institutional clients in compliance and regulatory matters. She has solid expertise in the organisation and conduct of major internal and regulatory investigations, banking related white-collar crime, KYC duties of financial institutions, and general compliance matters.

Katia primarily advises clients, in particular major Swiss financial institutions, on large-scale cross-border internal and regulatory investigations by Swiss and foreign authorities, and on enforcement proceedings and investigations, including data protection issues, sanction matters and related compliance and employment questions.

Experience

Over the past 6 years, Katia has played key roles in the representation of major Swiss financial institutions on large-scale cross-border internal and regulatory investigations by Swiss and foreign authorities.

She was, as deputy of Philipp Candreia, advising BSI SA in connection with the participation of the Bank in the US Program of the DOJ for Swiss Banks. BSI SA was the first category 2 bank that signed a Non-Prosecution-Agreement with the DOJ.

Since August 2015, she is assisting a major Swiss financial institution in a large-scale cross border investigation project. In this context, Katia is leading a team of lawyers in performing the investigations, coordinating data requests and data analysis with associated providers and other stakeholders, as well as assisting the client, in particular the senior management and the legal and compliance department, in handling of compliance with foreign regulatory requirements.

  • IBA International Bar Association
  • Schweizerischer Juristenverein
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Zurich Bar Association