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JD/Dr. iur., MBA
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Daniel Lucien Buhr (Bühr)
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Daniel is a partner with LALIVE, an international law firm with offices in Geneva, Zurich and London. His main areas of practice are regulatory law and white-collar crime and compliance, principally focusing on investigations, litigation and best practice risk and compliance management. He also manages complex cross-border legal and compliance projects and monitors corporate compliance remediation projects.

Before joining LALIVE, Daniel was Regional Counsel for a Swiss multinational, responsible for all legal matters in Europe, Russia, the Near East and Africa (2006-2011). He previously founded and managed a Swiss venture company (2004–2007) and served as Company Secretary and Legal Counsel of a global retail group in Zug, Switzerland (1993-2003).
Corporate Monitoring Exp
    • Served as an independent examiner of a Swiss bank under the DOJ Swiss Bank Tax Compliance Program


    • Acts as Monitor of an international company, appointed by and reporting to the Board of Directors (since 2016, ongoing)


    • Acted as Swiss (Co-)Counsel to a U.S. Monitor of a Swiss company


Professional Experience
    • Acted as lead counsel for a Swiss bank under the DOJ Swiss Bank Tax Compliance Program (first non-target letter granted under the Program by DOJ/IRS)


    • Acts as Swiss counsel for an international company in the first self-reporting and settlement in Switzerland with the Office of the Attorney General (corporate criminal offence of failing to prevent bribery of foreign officials)


    • Acted as Co-Auditor of a foreign company's compliance with the terms of a settlement with regulators


    • Advises a number of multinationals on best practice governance, risk and compliance management and assists in preparation for certification under ISO Standards 19600 - Compliance management systems and 37001 - Anti-bribery management systems


Professional Memberships
    • International Academy of Financial Crime Litigators (Founding member)


    • International Bar Association


    • American Bar Association


    • Swiss Management


    • International Standardization Organization - ISO: Member Technical Committee 309 – Governance of organizations


    • Swiss Association for Standardization(SNV): Co-Chair Standards Committee 207 – Governance of organizations


    • Ethics and Compliance Switzerland / ECS (Not for profit professional organization for the promotion of organizational ethics and integrity); Co-Founder and Chairman


    • Swiss Bar Exam


    • Executive MBA Columbia University


    • Executive MBA London Business School


    • Accredited Compliance Management System Auditor (Austrian Standards, Vienna)


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