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Financial markets will continue to challenge us in the years ahead due to the constantly evolving economic, political and regulatory environment. It is our job to stay ahead of these changes on your behalf, allowing you to stay focused on your core business.

Article - 08 December 2017

FINMA Circular 2018/3 for Swiss banks and insurers

What means the new FINMA Circular 2018/3 for Swiss banks and insurers? Read all about the key issues and the transitioning to the new regulations.
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Regulatory relaxations for Fintech companies in Switzerland
Article - 15 September 2017

Regulatory relaxations for FinTech companies in Switzerland

The Swiss Federal Council published its FinTech strategy: promoting innovative forms of financial services to strengthen the Swiss financial center.
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Why CRS matters to Swiss asset and investment managers
Article - 22 June 2017

Why CRS matters to Swiss asset and investment managers

The Common Reporting Standard (CRS) starts in Switzerland this year. This is why CRS matters to you as a Swiss asset and investment manager.
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ESMA planning to exclude letterbox entities from single market
Article - 08 June 2017

ESMA planning to exclude letterbox entities from single market

ESMA, the European Securities & Markets Authority, issued an opinion with 9 principles for remaining EU member states (EU27). Read the implications.
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Revision of the Swiss Capital Adequacy Ordinance – Lighter regime for small, solid institutions


Integrated approach

Our banking and financing practice in Switzerland focusses on banks, securities dealers, (re)insurers, trading venues, pension funds, asset managers, FinTech companies and other financial services providers on all regulatory and legal aspects of their business operations, organization and products. To provide our clients with the best possible solutions requires an integrated approach.

Multidisciplinary international team

Our multidisciplinary teams consist of experts who can assist our clients with all aspects of their business providing advice on regulatory and corporate issues, while taking into account the tax implications of such measures. Our Swiss team forms part of our firm wide international practice groups combining knowledge and experience in all our home markets. Therefore, we can also assist you with integrated advice on EU legislation, providing you with more than just a Swiss perspective.

How can we help

We can assist you with any type of regulatory matters in financial services law, such as support regarding licencing and compliance (including FINFRAG / FIDLEG / FINIG, AML and cross-border business), as well as financing matters.

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