Legal & Regulatory

Following the financial crisis after 2008, substantial changes to the global regulatory framework have been initiated. Financial intermediaries like banks, insurance companies and asset managers are most heavily affected by the current wave of new regulations. However, the increasing degree and complexity of regulation also have an impact on other industries such as the commodities- and real estate business.

While in the past, the Swiss regulatory regime used to be relatively liberal, there is a clear trend towards alignment with (new) international standards. As a result, it has not only become more difficult for market participants to implement their strategies and business processes, but they are also facing increased compliance risks.

We are advising our clients on all core areas of regulatory law (with a special focus on Swiss financial markets regulation) as well as on any other industry-specific legal matters (e.g. contract law).

OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:

  • Advising on complex regulatory matters such as licensing requirements, rules of conduct, regulation of distribution and cross-border business, prevention of money laundering
  • Representation of interests before supervisory authorities and self-regulatory or industry bodies
  • Drafting of internal regulations and guidelines
  • Drafting of industry-specific contracts, e.g. asset management- and distribution agreements, loan agreements, custody agreements
  • Performance of legal and regulatory due diligences
  • Issuing expert's opinions on regulatory topics
  • Assessment of compliance risks and existing compliance processes
  • Performing activities of the legal & compliance function in an outsourcing arrangement
  • Preparation and performance of training sessions on regulatory topics


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