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Are you ready for FIDLEG / FINIG and MiFID II? Swiss financial service providers will be substantially impacted by this new regulatory framework. To be ready for entry into force of FIDLEG / FINIG in January 2020, we offer attractive packages for the implementation and tailor made solutions by our specialized team of experts.

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MiFID II/MiFIR: Impact on Swiss financial institutions as of 3 January 2018
News - 11 December 2017

MiFID II/MiFIR: Impact on Swiss financial institutions as of 3 January 2018

As a financial institution in Switzerland, you might be affected by MiFID II/MiFIR and will have to adapt accordingly. Read how to prepare.
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2018
24 Oct 24 October 2018

Federal Council initiates consultation on ordinances to FIDLEG and FINIG

On 24 October 2018, the Federal Council initiated the consultation on the ordinances containing the implementing provisions for the FIDLEG and the FINIG. The consultation procedure will last until 6 February 2019. The two laws are to enter into force together with their ordinances on 1 January 2020.


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28 Aug 28 August 2018

Consultation on AMLO-FINMA

FINMA initiates the consultation on amending the AMLO-FINMA regarding the introduction of the FinTech license. Entry into force is foreseen for 1 January 2019.

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21 Jun 21 June 2018

Clarity on FinTech license

The Federal Council initiates the consultation on amending the Banking Ordinance regarding the introduction of the FinTech license. Entry into force is foreseen for 1 January 2019. 

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15 Jun 15 June 2018

FIDLEG finalized

National Council and Council of States pass FIDLEG / FINIG. Entry into force is foreseen for 1 January 2020 (FinTech license on 1 January 2019).

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12 Jun 12 June 2018

Differences eliminated

The National Council eliminated the last remaining differences. FIDLEG / FINIG are now ready for the final vote in parliament on 15 June 2018.

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04 Jun 04 June 2018

Final amendments

Council of States amends remaining differences, nevertheless, some differences between the two chambers remain.

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28 Mar 28 March 2018

Differences remain

Commission of National Council discusses remaining differences between the chambers’ versions of FIDLEG / FINIG.

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07 Mar 07 March 2018

Back to Council of States

Council of States discusses FIDLEG / FINIG.

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24 Jan 24 January 2018

Ongoing debate on differences

Commission of Council of States eliminates further differences between the chambers’ versions of FIDLEG / FINIG.

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01 Jan 01 January 2018
2017
03 Nov 03 November 2017

Discussion on differences

Commission of Council of States continues to eliminate differences between the chambers’ versions of FIDLEG / FINIG.

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18 Oct 18 October 2017

Back to Commission

Commission of Council of States eliminates differences between the chambers’ versions of FIDLEG / FINIG.

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13 Sep 13 September 2017

National Council discusses FIDLEG

After the Council of States, it is again the National Council which discusses FIDLEG / FINIG.

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16 Aug 16 August 2017

Commission finalized deliberations

Commission of National Council finalizes discussions on FIDLEG / FINIG.

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21 Jun 21 June 2017

Agreement on supervisory organizations

Commission of National Council agrees on supervision of asset managers by supervisory organization.

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05 Apr 05 April 2017

Differences still pending

Commission of National Council continues its deliberations on FIDLEG / FINIG.

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22 Feb 22 February 2017

Ongoing debate in Commission

Commission of National Council takes major decisions on FIDLEG / FINIG.

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25 Jan 25 January 2017

FIDLEG discussed by Commission

Commission of National Council initiates discussions on FIDLEG / FINIG.

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2016
14 Dec 14 December 2016

Council of State discusses FIDLEG

As the first parliamentarian chamber, the Council of States discussed FIDLEG / FINIG and takes first fundamental decisions.

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04 Oct 04 October 2016

FIDLEG ready for parliament

Commission of Council of State finalized discussions on FIDLEG / FINIG.

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17 Oct 17 October 2016

Fundamental decisions by Commission

Commission of Council of States takes two major decisions: Insurance companies shall be excluded from FIDLEG / FINIG and asset managers shall be supervised by authorized supervisory organizations.

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29 Jun 29 June 2016

Detail deliberations started

Commission of Council of States starts detail deliberations on FIDLEG / FINIG.

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17 Feb 17 February 2016

FIDLEG passes first hurdle

Commission of Council of States enters into deliberations on FIDLEG / FINIG.

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26 Jan 26 January 2016

Hearings by Commission

Commission of Council of States holds hearings with stakeholders on FIDLEG / FINIG.

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2015
04 Nov 04 November 2015

Dispatch published

Federal Council published dispatch on FIDLEG / FINIG.

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2014
27 Jun 27 June 2014

Consultation launched

Federal Council launches consultation on FIDLEG / FINIG.

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The new regulatory framework will raise various issues in terms of authorization requirements as well as ongoing compliance with new rules for different financial service providers. We provide you guidance in the changing regulatory environment by reviewing your business model against the regulatory requirements, submitting licensing applications, updating your internal guidelines and supporting you with any other questions that might arise.

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Our team consists of experts with longstanding experience in regulatory matters, in particular in licensing procedures before FINMA and compliance issues. We maintain excellent relations with FINMA and other relevant service providers, facilitating shorter processes and preventing avoidable detours. Due to our close collaboration with the corporate and tax teams, our holistic approach allows us to provide tailor-made solutions to your complex legal questions, while always being dedicated to answer all of your legal questions thoroughly and efficiently.

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Financial services often do not stop at the border. Our longstanding ability to render advice on cross boarder issues ascertains adequate and individualized support not only regarding the implementation of Swiss regulatory requirements, but also with respect to the applicable EU standards. Our international law firm has a broad range of practical knowledge regarding the implementation of MiFID II / MiFIR in the EU. In particular, we work closely with our EU law experts in our offices in Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, simplifying all work streams and communication by giving you one point of contact for all your Benelux and Swiss regulatory matters.

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