We help UHNWI, HNWI, lawyers, executives, enterprises, and investors get the information, intelligence, 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 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
  • Environmental, social and governance (ESG) compliance and 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 fonds, NPOs and family offices
  • Auction houses and galleries


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Dr. Andrea Galli, a former theoretical physicist at Max Planck Institutes in Munich and ETHZ in Zürich, is currently a partner and co-founder of Swiss East Affairs GmbH, a boutique white-collar investigations practice in Zürich. He specializes in international economic crimes investigation and intelligence, principally 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 substantial government and regulatory connections in Switzerland, as well as links to 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 and ranked as "Thought Leaders" in WWL, the organization that distinguishes the foremost legal practitioners and consulting experts in investigations.

Dr. Galli has been distinguished in several international articles on the exposure of significant cases of fraud, corruption, money laundering, and information manipulation. His investigation and consulting activities have included clients such as Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, BNP-Paribas, Swiss Army, Armasuisse, RUAG, Fedpol, Public Prosecutor Office Zürich, Renova, Kinross Gold Corporation, Roche Diagnostics, ENI, Mondi Group, Novartis International, several specialized law offices, UHNWI clients, and some foreign 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 at the Centro di Studi Bancari Villa Negroni in Lugano. He has cooperated with large investigative groups dealing with cases published by the ICIJ, the OCCRP, and Modern Diplomacy, as well as some anti-Mafia foundations in Italy. He was the initiator of the research project titled "Atlas of the Money Laundering Industry."

The fall of the German payment processor Wirecard is the biggest financial scandal in Europe. For years it was a chronicle of an announced mega-fraud. Now, the German government is coming under pressure and the affair drifts into propaganda narratives.

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Perhaps Wirecard, in its understanding of a cashless payment provider, misinterpreted the meaning of "cashless." Are the missing 2 billion Euros the peak of an iceberg?

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The negative news about Wirecard is not abating. Today there was a raid on the branch in Singapore. Is it just the tip of the iceberg? Stock price in free fall.

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Mit üblen Gerüchten werde versucht, den Aktienkurs zu manipulieren, behauptet das Management. Doch manche Vorwürfe kommen immer wieder.

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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.)