Admitted to the bars of Geneva and Switzerland since 1995, Yves Klein is an international asset recovery lawyer, partner at Monfrini Bitton Klein. In 2019, he received the Who’s Who Legal Asset Recovery Lawyer of the Year Award.
His main activity is litigating and coordinating transnational asset recovery proceedings before civil, criminal and bankruptcy courts on behalf of victims of economic crimes.
He is also active in anti-corruption investigations and in offshore litigation, such as the enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards, the obtaining of evidence and the freezing of assets concealed in Switzerland and abroad.
He is recognised in asset recovery and business crime by Chambers (Band 1) and Who’s Who Legal (WWL Thought Leader Global Elite).
Yves Klein 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 the past chair (2016–2017) 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.