Economic crime

Wielding law, justice and international policy against those who profit from crime

Economic crime is not just a criminal activity that involves financial gain through illegal means, such as fraud, embezzlement, money laundering and bribery.

It is an immense source of harm for victims, including citizens of states stripped bare by corrupt leaders and complicit corporations.

Mark Pieth has spent 27 years studying the methods and impacts of economic crime in all its forms as Professor of Criminal Law at the University of Basel.

He has seen its manifestations at first hand, in roles such as the UN Independent Inquiry Committee into the Iraq Oil-for-Food Programme.

As a leading source of knowledge on economic crime in Switzerland and internationally, he regularly provides expert advice and opinions to private clients and multilateral institutions.

M. Pieth and J. Stiglitz with President JC Varela of Panama (Foto von RODRIGO ARANGUA)