Pascal de Preux assists and represents individuals as well as legal entities subject to and under criminal investigation for white collar crimes (money laundering, bribery, financial felonies) before state and federal authorities. His recent case studies are the following:
– Assisting a French industrial group, as plaintiff, in the context of a criminal investigation opened against a former employee who is suspected of having received commissions from third-parties in the context of various construction works ‘offers;
– Assisting a client active in the commodities trading suspected of foreign officials’ corruption in a criminal proceeding conducted by the Federal Office of the Attorney General;
– Assisting a Swiss company active in new technologies in relation with a criminal investigation for Swiss officials’ corruption.
– Assisting a client as a part of a criminal investigation for aggravated money laundering in relation with the so called proceedings “biens mal acquis”, whose embezzled assets reached around EUR 60 million;
– Assisting a client in the context of criminal proceeding initiated by the Federal Office of the Attorney General following the bankruptcy of a private bank involving different countries such in South America, Europe and Middle East;
– Assisting an offshore company whose funds are seized due to suspicion of money laundering.
– Assisting a Swiss multinational company active in the commodities business in relation with a criminal investigation opened against individuals for fraud;
– Assisting a Swiss asset management firm concerned by an international mutual legal assistance required by the French authorities against a businessman suspected of having embezzled money to purchase assets in favor of PEP;
– Assisting a client victim of misappropriation up to EUR 3 million on his bank account by a former director of a Brazilian asset management company;
– Assisting clients victims of their former wealth management advisor’s wrongdoings for an amount of about EUR 10 million;
Tax Criminal law
– Assisting a former US citizen currently living in Switzerland as a part of a criminal investigation opened by the IRS and the DOJ for tax fraud;
– Assisting a director of Swiss tax advising company suspected of felonies on the grounds of the Federal Anticipatory Tax Law.
– Advising an employer in order to lead an internal investigation within a department following a suspected harassment.