Financial Services

 

The Financial Services practice team advises Swiss and international banks, investment firms, insurance companies, financial institutions, as well as domestic and foreign corporates, on Swiss regulatory regime, financings and capital market transactions.

The expertise and internal reputation of the team and its members are widely recognized by leading law directories.

Regulatory regime

Our core competency is the comprehensive knowledge of, and experience in, all aspects of Swiss financial market regulation. We obtain FINMA authorizations for banks, insurance companies, investment firms, collective investment schemes and other financial intermediaries. The team designs, drafts and negotiates contracts and other documentation (including GTCs, regulations, directives, etc.) in the financial services sector and advises on the prevention of money laundering. We organize and conduct internal regulatory investigations and represent our clients in Swiss and foreign proceedings before authorities and courts in relation to all aspects of Swiss regulation and financial market legislation.

Financings and capital market transactions

We specialize in financings and capital market transactions. We structure, document and advise on syndicated loans and acquisitions financings, bond issues (including convertible bonds and high-yields bonds), regulatory capital transaction for banks and insurance companies, covered bonds, securitizations and other asset-based transactions, as well as equity capital raising for privately headed companies listed. The team also supports corporates and lenders in financial restructurings and offers advice on contingency plans and insolvency proceedings.

Structured products

We lead the way when it comes to developing and documenting standardized or customized derivatives, as well as designing and supporting complex issuance programs for structured products. Our team gives expert advice on the issuance, distribution and listing of these products.

Collective investment schemes

We advise Swiss and international private equity, hedge fund and other fund managers on the structuring and distribution of funds.