Rudolf Wyss

Senior Advisor, Asset Recovery

Rudolf Wyss is a lawyer by training and is admitted to the Bar in Switzerland. He has 35 years of experience in Swiss Federal law enforcement, having served with the Federal Office for Police in matters of International Police Cooperation, and later investigated cases of illegal dealing in drugs, arms and money forgery at the Swiss Federal Prosecutor's Office.

Before joining the International Centre for Asset Recovery, Rudolf was Head of Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA) and Extradition in Switzerland and Deputy Director of the Swiss Federal Office of Justice (Federal Ministry of Justice and Police), where he worked from 1996 to his retirement from federal service at the end of 2011. During that time he had the lead responsibility for several historic asset recovery cases, most notably the Marcos case and the Abacha case. Rudolf has also played a key role in the revisions of the Swiss MLA-legislation. He comes with vast and demonstrated experience in negotiating MLA-treaties.

Furthermore, Rudolf has published widely on topics pertaining to international mutual legal assistance in criminal matters.

He advises foreign jurisdictions on asset recovery cases with a particular focus on countries such as Switzerland, Austria, Liechtenstein, Germany, as well as on asset recovery cases in the context of the International Criminal Court.

He has been working as Senior Asset Recovery Consultant for ICAR since early 2012.