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


Based in Zürich, our company specializes in resolving intricate cases, mainly 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 when ensuring protection against threats across industries and individuals. swiss east affairs gmbh excels in addressing these challenges. For decades, our experts have successfully fought 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 with respect to their affairs, issues, and emergencies. We guide them along the tricky paths between deception and reality and have privileged access to strategic and tactical facts, analysis, and remedial 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, is currently a partner at swiss east affairs gmbh, a boutique white-collar investigations practice in Zürich. His unparalleled expertise in international economic crimes investigation and intelligence, with a focus on 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, sets him apart in the field.

Dr. Galli's extensive network and connections, spanning Switzerland's government and regulatory sectors, as well as the intelligence sector in Eastern Europe, the CIS countries, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, are a testament to his credibility and expertise. He is a certified member of the Council of International Investigators.

Dr. Galli's expertise has been widely recognized in numerous international articles, shedding light on significant cases of heritage disputes, fraud, corruption, money laundering, and information manipulation. His professional journey has led him to work with a diverse range of clients, including several UHNWIs and their legal teams, renowned institutions such as Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, BNP-Paribas, Swiss Army, Armasuisse, RUAG, Fedpol, Renova, Kinross Gold Corporation, Roche Diagnostics, ENI, Mondi Group, Novartis International, various specialized law offices, and government agencies. His extensive experience instills confidence in his ability to handle complex cases and deliver exceptional results.

Dr. Galli's contributions to AML are significant. He was instrumental in designing the AML KYC solution implemented at Credit Suisse, a testament to his innovative thinking and pioneering spirit. His expertise extends beyond practical applications, as he has also shared his insights as a lecturer in economic crime investigation at the University of Lucerne. His course on 'Modern Doctrine of (anti) money Laundering' at the Centro di Studi Bancari Villa Negroni in Lugano inspire the next generation of investigators, and AML specialists. His collaborations with major investigative groups, including those handling high-profile cases like Wirecard, further demonstrate his commitment to advancing the field. He is a member of Ethics and Compliance, Switzerland, an author of Modern Diplomacy, and the 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.)