Meet the Speakers of the Swiss Investigation Forum 2018

The purpose of the Swiss Investigation Forum is to create a peer-to-peer platform for experienced Risk, Compliance and Investigation professionals to exchange experiences and network. The exclusivity, experience and know-how of our guest speakers bring a unique perspective to the topic and is key to this forum.

Meet this year's panel:

Lisette van Eenennaam, ABB

Deputy Head Office of Special Investigations
Senior Legal Counsel Integrity

Lisette van Eenennaam is the Deputy Head of ABB’s Special Investigations team and Senior Legal Counsel for the ABB Integrity Group. In her position, she is responsible for ABB’s “zero tolerance” anti-corruption program and related areas of integrity. This entails coordinating preventive efforts against potential fraud and corruption and resolving weaknesses within the company by means of monitoring, investigation and remediation.

Lisette has been a compliance professional since 2004 and has over 10 years of experience in international corporate investigations, specializing on FCPA and other foreign bribery and corruption regulatory requirements for multinationals.

Sandra Middel, Clariant

Group Compliance Office

Coming soon


Saumya Bhavsar, Credit Suisse

Global Head of Regulatory Affairs

Saumya Bhavsar is a Managing Director of Credit Suisse and the Global Head of Regulatory Affairs in the Compliance and Regulatory Affairs function.

Saumya joined Credit Suisse in August 2017 from UBS AG where she spent more than 11 years in different functions, such as Head Legal Eurobank for the bank's European wealth management entity and several managerial positions covering cross-border legal for various markets. In addition, while in Litigation and Regulatory Investigations at UBS, Saumya was head of the legal team responsible for implementation of the US Settlement Agreements with the US Department of Justice and US Securities and Exchange Commission. Prior to that, she held senior legal and enforcement positions with Euroclear Bank S.A. in Brussels, U.S. Department of Treasury in Washington D.C., and the European Commission.

Dr. Andreas Länzlinger, Bär & Karrer


Andreas D. Länzlinger heads Bär & Karrer's Internal Investigations Practice Group and is one of the leading partners of the firm's Litigation/Arbitration Practice Group. He has extensive experience in handling complex banking/financing, commercial, corporate, contract and insurance litigations, both before Swiss courts and in cross-border proceedings. He and his team have conducted many large-scale internal investigations at global enterprises in the financial, pharmaceutical and construction business. He has represented a number of Swiss clients in mass tort litigation cases before US courts. During the last years, he has regularly advised and represented Swiss corporate clients regarding compliance questions and in investigations, including proceedings before US authorities (Department of Justice, SEC and FED), especially in matters under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Daniel W. Levy, McKool Smith


Former Monitor of a global Swiss bank and former prosecutor in Southern District of New York

Daniel W. Levy is a principal in McKool Smith’s New York office.  He represents clients in white-collar defence matters, including regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings involving both federal and state authorities.  Dan also represents plaintiffs and defendants in complex civil litigation, including cross-border disputes.  Prior to joining the firm, he served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York for eleven years.

As a prosecutor, Dan led numerous government investigations, often ones with an international component, and served as counsel in prosecutions of a broad array of fraud offenses, including securities fraud, bank fraud, accounting fraud, money laundering, theft of trade secrets, tax fraud, identity theft, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations.

Since joining McKool Smith, Dan has handled a number of significant cross-border investigations and prosecutions involving individuals and corporate entities.  He has also led internal investigations concerning criminal antitrust, accounting fraud, FCPA, and tax matters.  He has also defended individuals charged with fraud in connection with cryptocurrency businesses.  Dan frequently advises clients on corporate governance and regulatory compliance issues.  In 2015, he was appointed as a monitor of an international bank, which involved conducting a global analysis of the bank’s.

Patric Eymann, FINMA

Member of the Executive Board / Head of Enforcement division

Patric Eymann was born in 1969 and gained a law degree from the University of Bern in 1998. He joined the Swiss Federal Banking Commission as a researcher after graduating and was promoted to Head of the Market Supervision group in 2003. Following the creation of FINMA, he was entrusted with additional duties in this function from 2009 onwards. These included overseeing all investigations in the area of market supervision, conducting proceedings, developing regulation and, from 2010, leading disclosure and takeover activities. In 2011, Patric Eymann took charge of the Investigations section. This section within the Enforcement division is responsible for conducting investigations against licensed and unlicensed institutions, performing market supervision and coordinating national and international cooperation with FINMA. Patric Eymann became Head of the Enforcement division and a member of the Executive Board in August 2016. 


Haig Simonian

Before his posting in Zürich, Haig Simonian served as the,’Financial Times’ chief German correspondent, as well as working in Milan and Paris. An Oxford alumnus, his journalistic career began at The Economist in 1984, after working briefly for an investment bank.

Haig Simonian
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