• « Robust Geneva-based firm that gains recognition for its strong regulatory abilities, with a proven track record in advising on various licenses »

    Chambers 2016
  • « The Lawyers are technically very good, they know their business and they are responsive »

    Chambers 2016
  • « The team is efficient, quick and very well informed »

    Chambers 2016

Banking and Finance

The banking and finance group advises:

  • Banks and securities dealers
  • Investment funds, fund managers, fund management companies, representatives and investor groups
  • Distributors of funds, structured products and insurance products
  • Commercial and industrial companies and international organisations in their financing problems
  • Independent asset managers
  • Trustees, audit companies and fiduciary companies

Banking and Financial Regulations

  • Authorisations for banks and securities dealers, branches and representation offices of foreign groups
  • Advice on and analysis of the impact of new legislations regarding banking, stock exchange and money laundering
  • Litigation / FINMA enforcement procedures
  • International assistance in administrative matters

Collective Investment Schemes and other similar Structures

  • Structuring, taxation and registration of Swiss investment funds as well as licensing of foreign investment funds in Switzerland
  • Authorisation of custodian banks, fund management companies, fund managers, representatives and distributors of collective investment schemes
  • Distribution of collective investment schemes and structured products
  • Coordination in the structuring of foreign investment vehicles
  • Contractual structuring (distribution, asset management, custodian bank, representation, fund management and SICAV)

Regulations on the Supervision of Private Insurance

  • Regulatory status of insurance companies and insurance intermediaries, distribution of insurance products

Asset Management

  • Individual and collective asset management
  • Setting up of asset management companies, affiliation to SROs and advice on contractual issues
  • Advice on the remuneration and the responsibility of the asset manager
  • Complex financial disputes

Financing

  • Bank loans, commercial financing, real estate financing and structured financing
  • Pledge and other security rights
  • Advice on trade finance