Claudia M. Fritsche

Dr. iur., Partner

Claudia is the founder of ENQUIRE. She has many years of experience in financial markets law, which she acquired with the Swiss regulators (SFBC and FINMA), a global bank and as a consultant. Her role as Head General Counsel’s Office of FINMA during and after the financial crisis, which triggered various enquiries and proceedings against financial institutions both in Switzerland and abroad, was a seminal experience. Since then, complex investigations and financial market enforcement as well as cross-border cooperation issues have been among her main focuses of interest. She has conducted, coordinated or supervised investigations and procedures concerning the cross-border business of financial institutions, money laundering, corruption, sanctions avoidance or reference rate manipulations. After seven years with the Swiss regulators, she returned to the private sector with a first-class network, where she also conducted investigations as a partner of a consulting firm. Claudia is a registered attorney-at-law with an LL.M. degree from the National University of Singapore. She wrote her dissertation on "Internal Investigations in Switzerland". The handbook based on her thesis has established itself as a standard work of reference in Switzerland. In addition to her work as an attorney, Claudia is responsible for a module of the CAS course "Compliance in Financial Services" at the University of St. Gallen and regularly speaks on regulatory topics at seminars.