Enrico Monfrini

Of Counsel

Asset recovery, anticorruption, complex civil, criminal and mutual assistance proceedings, international business law.



Enrico Monfrini founded the Firm in 1978, for which he is of Counsel since 2015.

After praticing with prominent Geneva law firms, Enrico Monfrini founded the Firm in 1978, where he practiced international business law and complex civil and criminal proceedings, as well as international arbitration.

Since 1999, Enrico Monfrini is renown internationally for acting on behalf of foreign States victims of corruption, for whom he recovered in excess of 2 billion US dollars.

Enrico Monfrini was invited by the World Bank and the United Nations against Drugs and Organized Crime in the context of their joint Stolen Asset Recovery initiative to sit in the expert committee 'Friends of StAR', as well as in the Expert Committee for the drafting of the Technical Guide to the United Nations Convention against Corruption. He regularly participated in the 'Lausanne Seminars' organized by the Swiss Department of Foreign Affairs to discuss cross-border asset recovery proceedings.


 Enrico Monfrini has been recognized for several years by Who’s Who of Asset Recovery Lawyershe is renowned for his “remarkable abilities” and is famed for his “strategic acumen” in cases involving the pursuit of assets illegally obtained by former heads of state. Legendary litigator Enrico Monfrini is one of Switzerland’s most eminent names in the field of asset recovery, with 40 years’ experience in complex domestic and international civil and criminal proceedings.  (The International Who’s Who of Asset Recovery Lawyers, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012).

 According to Chambers Europe 2016, Enrico Monfrini earns admiration for his expertise in this area, with sources commenting that: "He is thorough, flexible, knowledgeable and courageous - the essential qualities you want in a lawyer." He has expert knowledge of assisting foreign governments with asset recovery matters.

Practice areas

Enrico Monfrini is now of Counsel to the Firm in the context of complex cross-border proceedings, in particular asset tracing and recovery on behalf of foreign States.

He continues to be consulted in international business law and art law.


L’État requérant lésé par l’organisation criminelle : L’exemple des cas Abacha et Duvalier, Etat de droit et confiscation internationale, Edis, Geneva, 2010 (co-author)

The Abacha Case, Recovering Stolen Assets, Peter Lang, Bern, 2008 (co-author)