We help UHNWI, HNWI, lawyers, executives, enterprises, and investors get the investigation, intelligence, information, analysis, and evidence they need.


We are a Zürich-based company specialized in solving complex affairs in the eastern hemisphere, particularly in combating and preventing economic and financial crimes. Managing a wide array of economic, reputational, criminal, and regulatory risks is a complex challenge in threat protection across industries and individuals. swiss east affairs gmbh assists in addressing these challenges. For 20 years, our experts successfully fight economic crimes and their damaging impacts on our clients, often in regions of the world usually considered off-limits.


We provide intelligence, investigation, and consulting services to our clients for their affairs, issues, and emergencies, guiding them along the tricky paths of deception and reality, with privileged access to strategic and tactical facts, analysis, and remediation actions.

Our expertise:

  • Litigation support and intelligence operations
  • Investment- and Crime-related due diligence
  • Complex financial forensics investigations
  • Information operations, media and bot (counter-)measures
  • Asset tracing, recovery and investigations
  • Money laundering prevention, AML, KYC, KYT
  • Complex money laundering investigations
  • AML quantitative and qualitative risk modeling, assessment and AI
  • Financial crime compliance
  • Threat and risk management
  • Documents and computer forensics, eDiscovery
  • Financial intelligence
  • Reputation protection and crisis management
  • Sustainability assessments
  • Anti bribery and corruption, ABC
  • Crypto forensics and cryptocurrency AML

Our experience:

  • (ultra) high net-worth individuals and their attorneys
  • Oil and gas industry
  • Financial industry
  • High tech and manufacturing industry
  • Defence industry and NGOs
  • Hedge funds, NPOs, and family offices
  • Auction houses and galleries


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Dr. Andrea Galli, a former theoretical physicist at Max Planck Institutes and ETH, currently a partner at swiss east affairs gmbh, a boutique white-collar investigations practice in Zürich, specializes in international economic crimes investigation and intelligence, mainly in risk management, asset tracing, compliance, due diligence, complex investigations, anti-money laundering (AML/CFT/KYC/KYT), financial crime investigations, sanctions and counter-terrorism, computer forensics, e-Discovery, and economic intelligence and counter-intelligence.  

He has extensive government and regulator connections in Switzerland and contacts in the intelligence sector in Eastern Europe, the CIS countries, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. He is a certified member of the Council of International Investigators.  

Dr. Galli has been distinguished in many international articles on the exposure of major cases of notable heritage disputes, fraud, corruption, money laundering, and information manipulation. His investigation and consulting activities have encompassed multiple clients including several UHNWIs and their lawyers, Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, BNP-Paribas, Swiss Army, Armasuisse, RUAG, Fedpol, Renova, Kinross Gold Corporation, Roche Diagnostics, ENI, Mondi Group, Novartis International, several specialized law offices, and some government agencies.  

An AML expert and pioneer, he was an architect of the AML KYC solution deployed at Credit Suisse. He has also served as a lecturer in economic crime investigation at the University of Lucerne and he still lectures “modern doctrine of (anti) money laundering” at the Centro di Studi Bancari Villa Negroni in Lugano. He has cooperated with major investigative groups dealing with cases such as Wirecard and others covered by the ICIJ and the OCCRP. He is a member of Ethics and Compliance, Switzerland, author in Modern Diplomacy, and president of the New Strategic Concept think tank.

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We have access to an exclusive network of experts, and we operate in all local languages.

Our regions:

  • Europe: Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Moldova, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan
  • Middle East/ North Africa: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
  • East Africa: Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda
  • West Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, (Ivory Coast), Gambia, The, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo
  • Central Africa: Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Republic of the, Congo, Democratic, Republic of the, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Sao Tome and Principe, Southern Africa, Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Asia/Australia: Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Vanuatu
  • North America: Canada, Mexico, United States,
  • South America: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela
  • Central America: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Caribbean, Anguilla, Antigua, Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, Netherlands Antilles, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts and Nevis, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands, Virgin Islands (U.S.)