Banking and Finance

Our Banking and Finance Team advises on all aspects of Swiss financial market regulation, capital markets and other financing transactions, as well as the structuring and documentation of innovative investment products. We represent clients in Swiss and foreign proceedings before authorities and courts in relation to Swiss financial market regulation.

Regulatory Matters

We are renowned for our expertise and vast experience in all aspects of Swiss financial market regulation. Our services are aimed at Swiss and international companies, banks, securities dealers, investment firms, collective investment schemes, asset managers and insurance companies. Our core competencies include:

  • Obtaining FINMA authorizations for banks, securities dealers, insurance companies, investment firms, collective investment schemes, and other financial intermediaries
  • Advising on cross-border service provision
  • Advising clients on compliance with Swiss financial market regulation, including anti-money laundering requirements
  • Advising on bank restructuring, including recovery and restructuring plans of banks

Capital Markets

We lead the way in structuring complex and innovative capital market transactions and accompany the issuance of bonds, derivatives, structured products, and equity securities. Our core competencies include:

  • Structuring and documenting the issuance of bonds, convertible bonds, and regulatory capital instruments
  • Setting-up of issuance programs for bonds, structured products, and standardized derivatives
  • Structuring and documentation for the issuance of equity securities

Financing Transactions

We have longstanding experience with international financing transactions, including syndicated lending and acquisition financing, asset financing, export financing, real estate finance and financial restructurings financing. Our core competencies include:

  • Syndicated, secured and unsecured loan financing
  • Acquisition and export financings as well as financing of real estate transactions
  • Asset financing, including covered bonds and securitizations

Investment Products

We lead the way when it comes to developing and documenting investment products, including complex and customized structured products. Our core competencies include:

  • Developing and documenting of structured products
  • Advising Swiss and international private equity, hedge fund, and other fund managers on the structuring and distribution of funds
  • Developing and obtaining all authorizations for innovative investment products