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Press conference: Transparency International Switzerland launches Unmask the Corrupt campaign

Cobus de Swardt, Managing Director of Transparency International’s global Secretariat, will hold a press conference together with Eric Martin, Chair of Transparency International Switzerland, to mark the Switzerland launch of Transparency International’s effort to unmask the corrupt.

Secret companies and opaque corporate ownership structures allow corrupt businesspeople and politicians to hide their stolen wealth. It is, therefore, in Switzerland’s interest – both as a country and a financial hub – to pursue robust policies in relation to international corruption which often has links to organised crime. Switzerland should not offer opportunities for the corrupt to get away with it.

At the press conference, de Swardt and Martin will discuss upcoming Swiss legislation related to money laundering and secret company ownership.

Cobus de Swardt, Managing Director, Transparency International
Eric Martin, Chair, Transparency International Switzerland

Room Haller, Hotel Kreuz
Zeughausgasse 41
Bern, Switzerland

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Email: [email protected]
Tel: 031 382 35 50

Cobus de Swardt will speak in English, Eric Martin in German. Journalists can ask questions in German, English or French. Materials will be available in all three languages.


Transparency International is the civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption

Transparency International Switzerland is the Swiss national chapter

For any press enquiries please contact

Delphine Centlivres

Transparency International Switzerland
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +41 (0)79 906 44 12

Natalie Baharav

Transparency International
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +49 30 3438 20 666