Banking and Financial Market Law

We advise domestic and foreign financial intermediaries such as banks, securities brokers, asset managers, and collective capital investments with respect to legal and regulation issues. This includes support as regards fulfilment of regulatory requirements and the setup of solid compliance and corporate-governance structures (for this purpose, we also place independent board-of-directors members).

In the area of collective capital investments, we advise Swiss and foreign collective capital investments (traditional investment funds or UCITS, alternative investment funds such as hedge funds, private-equity funds and real-estate funds as well as ETFs) in the structuring and authorisation for distribution in Switzerland and represent them in particular before the Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA and the SIX Swiss Exchange.

We generate the required fund documents (fund contracts, prospectuses, and essential information for investors), draft and negotiate contracts (in particular asset-management and distribution contracts) and submit applications to obtain the necessary supervisory permits and licences.

We additionally advise financial institutions and their clients with respect to all civil-law-related issues pertaining to banking and asset-management practice and conduct litigation and other proceedings concerning international mutual legal and administrative assistance.