Yves Klein is a Swiss international asset recovery lawyer, and a senior partner at Monfrini Bitton Klein, Geneva. His main activity consists in litigating and coordinating transnational asset recovery proceedings before civil, criminal and bankruptcy courts on behalf of victims of economic crimes. In that context, Yves Klein and his partners have over the past 20 years represented and advised more than a dozen foreign governments in cross-border asset recovery proceedings regarding the proceeds of corruption, recovering in excess of US$2 billion (Nigeria, Tunisia and Brazil, notably). He is also active in transnational recovery proceedings on behalf of companies, foreign bankruptcy estates (notably Stanford International Bank Ltd, in liquidation) and individual victims of economic crimes.
He has published on tracing and recovery of assets and anti-corruption issues since 1996, and regularly speaks at international conferences on these matters.
He is recognised in asset recovery and business crime by Chambers and Who’s Who Legal (WWL Asset Recovery Thought Leader since 2016; ranked in WWL’s Highest Regarded Individuals in Asset Recovery since 2013).
Yves Klein is chair of the Asset Recovery Subcommittee of the International Bar Association’s Anti-Corruption Committee and is representative for Switzerland of ICC FraudNet, the world’s leading asset recovery network, operating under the auspices of the International Chamber of Commerce. He is fluent in French, English, Portuguese and Spanish, and speaks some Italian and German.