Banking

Almost no other industry is currently subject to as much change as the banking sector. The turbulences on the financial markets during the past few years have substantially altered the value chain.

The complexity of the banking business is increased by tightened regulatory standards including new equity-, risk diversification- and liquidity requirements (Basle III) as well as expanded reporting duties. Furthermore, institutions that are active on a cross-border basis have a growing need to deal with foreign regulations (e.g. FATCA, MiFID, Dodd Frank). In view of the changing regulatory framework, banks have to assess which of their service offerings will continue to be attractive and profitable taking into account all relevant aspects of compliance, equity and liquidity.

With our highly qualified staff and our broad experience, we help you analyze and efficiently implement the ever increasing regulatory standards.

OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:

  • Legal and regulatory advice on industry-specific topics, e.g. in relation to licensing requirements, asset management and investment advisory business, cross-border issues, prevention of money laundering, equity-, risk diversification- and liquidity requirements
  • License applications (FINMA) for banks and securities dealers and their products
  • Representation of interests before supervisory authorities
  • Support of the internal audit department in complex matters or specific areas
  • Assessment of compliance risks and existing compliance processes
  • Performance of ongoing compliance activities in an outsourcing arrangement
  • Drafting of internal regulations and guidelines
  • Drafting of banking-specific contracts such as loan agreements, asset management- and investment advisory agreements, outsourcing agreements, custody agreements
  • Performance of legal and regulatory due diligences
  • Preparation and performance of training sessions on banking law matters


It is our goal to provide intelligent and practical solutions to complex issues at competitive pricing. We are looking forward to you contacting us!