Susanne Pälmke
Susanne Pälmke

About me

Complex legal issues and the individual fate of my clients shape my life. I have been working as a public prosecutor and lawyer for over 25 years and can draw on a wealth of professional and personal experience. Supported by national and international networks, my aim is to work out the best solution for and with you. Transparency, trust and respect for my counterpart are my reliable partners.

 

Education

2016
Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) Offences in the Company – Detection and Prevention, ACFE, Austin/Texas, USA

2001 – 2003
Postgraduate studies in combating white-collar crime,
(Master of Advanced Studies in Economic Crime Investigation, MAS ECI), HSW Lucerne

1999
Attorney-at-law of the Canton of Zurich

1996 – 1997
Postgraduate studies for the Master of Laws, LL.M., University of San Diego, USA

1983
Graduated as lic. iur., University of Zurich

1978
Swiss Matura Type B, Zug Cantonal School

 

Professional career

2018 – today
KÜNG & PÄLMKE Attorneys at Law, Walchwil/Zug
Attorney at Law and Owner

2015 – 2018
KÜNG Attorneys at Law, Walchwil/Zug
Lawyer

2015 – today
University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW), Brugg / Windisch
Lecturer in Industrial Engineering and Management (WIng)

2011 – 2015
Public Prosecutor’s Office Nidwalden, Stans
Public prosecutor for white-collar crimes in the cantons of NW, OW and UR

1999 – 2011
Swiss Federal Prosecutor’s Office, Berne
Federal Prosecutor

1997 – 1999
Froriep Renggli Attorneys at Law, Zurich
Legal Assistant

1990 – 1997
District Attorney’s Office Bülach
Full -time District Attorney

 

Areas of focus

    • Commercial criminal law
    • International judicial assistance
    • General Criminal Law
    • Road traffic law
    • Contract law

 

Languages

    • German: mother tongue
    • English: fluent
    • French: very good knowledge
    • Italian: good knowledgee
    • Catalan: good knowledge
    • Spanish: good basic knowledge
    • Swedish: basic knowledge

 

Other activities

2003 – 2013
SEBWK (Swiss experts in the fight against white-collar crime), initiation and establishment of the working group on professional development, organisation of the annual professional development event and presenting the event at the Bellevue Palace in Berne

2006 – 2007
Delegate of the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland to GRECO (GRoup d’Etat contre la COrruption du Conseil de l’Europe)

2006
Delegates of the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland to the IAACA in Beijing (October 2006) and to the 1st CoSP in Amman/Jordan (December 2006), two conferences on the implementation of UNCAC (United Nations Convention Against Corruption)

 

Memberships

    • Association of Certified Frau Examiners, ACFE
    • Swiss Bar Association, SAV
    • Zug Bar Association, ZAV
    • Swiss Expert Group on Combating White-Collar Crime, SEBWK
    • Swiss Working Group on Criminology, SAK
    • Swiss Forensics Society, SKG

 

Warwick Legal Network

 

Publications

 

    • No awareness without education, US-Mexican Environmental Law, diploma thesis, San Diego,

 

    • The legal qualification of VAT fraud, diploma thesis MAS ECI, HSW Luzern

Certificates