Pierre-Olivier Etique

Expertise

Pierre-Olivier Etique is a partner with FBT and a member of its Banking and Finance group. He advises a number of Swiss and foreign banking institutions, independent asset managers as well as financial companies active in securities trading or intermediation. Pierre-Olivier Etique has a solid experience in banking and finance regulation, cross-border issues as well as international administrative assistance in stock exchange matters. His expertise is also recognized in collective investment schemes, a field in which he advises many players in this industry, whether it is in structuring of investment vehicles, asset management or distribution.

Pierre-Olivier also assists banks and independent asset managers in their relations with their supervisory authorities, as well as within the framework of financial litigations before civil tribunals.

Furthermore, he gives lectures in various continuous training programs intended for the banking and finance industry.

He is recommended by Legal500 in Banking & Finance Law (“very knowledgeable and business-oriented“, Legal500 2016). Chambers distinguishes him as a leading lawyer in the collective investment schemes field (“His legal knowledge is almost perfect and he has a pragmatic approach to legal advice“, Chambers 2017).

Areas of expertise

  • Banking and Finance Regulation
  • Cross-border issues
  • Anti-Money Laundering Laws
  • Authorization Procedures
  • Collective Investment Schemes
  • Regulation of Stock Markets and Derivatives
  • Administrative Assistance in Stock Exchange Matters
  • Financial Services Agreements
  • Financial Pre-Litigation and Litigation
  • FINMA Enforcement
Education and professional Experience

Since 2014 – Partner, FBT Avocats SA, Geneva

2010 – Admission to the New York Bar

2009 – LL.M., International Banking and Securities Transactions, Boston University, USA

2005-2014 – Associate, FBT Avocats SA, Geneva

2005 – Admission to the Jura Bar

2004-2005 – Extraordinary clerk, Courts of the Canton of Jura

2002 – LL.M., Vergleichendes- und Gesellschaftsrecht, University of Augsburg, Germany

2001 – Law degree, University of Fribourg

Memberships

Geneva Bar Association

Swiss Bar Association

Geneva Fintech Association (GFA)

Publications
Speaking Engagements
LSFin et LEFin : comment vous préparer ? Novembre 2018 / Academy & Finance Frédérique Bensahel , Pierre-Olivier Etique
LSFin : état des lieux - Catégorisation des clients dans le cadre de la LSFin Novembre 2017 / FINIX Event / Banking and Finance Pierre-Olivier Etique
Panorama des risques juridiques liés à la gestion de fortune: aspects pratiques et tendances Septembre 2016 / Invest 16 Frédérique Bensahel , Pierre-Olivier Etique
Transparence fiscale et lutte contre le blanchiment d’argent : responsabilité et solidarité des gérants indépendants / évolutions réglementaires Octobre 2015 / Invest 15 Alain Moreau , Frédérique Bensahel , Jean-Luc Bochatay , Pierre-Olivier Etique
LEFin, LSFin, LPCC, rétrocessions : changement de cap réglementaire, prochaines échéances et nouveaux défis Septembre 2014 / Invest 14 Frédérique Bensahel , Pierre-Olivier Etique
Règles sur la distribution de fonds de placement, projet de loi sur les services financiers: incidences sur les gérants indépendants? Septembre 2013 / Invest 13 Pierre-Olivier Etique
Distribution de placements collectifs de capitaux / projet de loi sur les services financiers : incidence sur les gérants indépendants Septembre 2013 / Invest 13 Frédérique Bensahel , Michel Abt , Pierre-Olivier Etique
Obligations de la banque dépositaire de placements collectifs sous la LPCC révisée Avril 2013 / Academy & Finance Pierre-Olivier Etique
Révision de la loi sur les placements collectifs de capitaux Avril 2013 / Conférence donnée à la demande d’une banque privée Frédérique Bensahel , Pierre-Olivier Etique
Révision de la loi sur les placements collectifs de capitaux: nouveautés du 28 septembre 2012 Novembre 2012 / Event LPCC Michel Abt , Pierre-Olivier Etique , Emmanuel Genequand , Nicolas Biffiger , Olivier Sierro , Philippe Zufferey
Révision de la loi sur les placements collectifs de capitaux Septembre 2012 / Event LPCC Frédérique Bensahel , Michel Abt , Pierre-Olivier Etique
Comptes numériques et protection des déposants Janvier 2012 / Association des banques étrangères en Suisse / Banking and Finance Frédérique Bensahel , Pierre-Olivier Etique
Partner, Geneva

+41 22 849 60 40
poetique@fbt.ch

Practice areas

Languages

  • French
  • English
  • German