Banking and Finance

Python Banking and Finance

Our banking and finance practice attorneys advise Swiss and foreign banks, asset managers, securities dealers and other financial institutions on an all-encompassing range of activities.

From setting-up and licensing Swiss banks and subsidiaries, to setting up branches and representative offices of foreign banks and securities dealers in Switzerland, to advising on the structuring of all types of collective investment vehicles, the licensing of investment funds in Switzerland, anti-money laundering regulations, compliance, FINMA authorizations and enforcement matters.

  • Private Clients

    Our banking and finance attorneys advise our private clients on their relations with Swiss banks and financial institutions.

    Among others, this includes assistance with opening and closing accounts, investigating the most suitable investment accounts, loans or secured credit facilities, drafting and negotiating a wide range of agreements including those related to the management of large asset portfolios.

    In addition, they also advise on and assist with any resulting Swiss compliance or authorization matters that may arise.

    As specialized attorneys, they also know how to prevent abusive calls of bank guarantees and assist clients who are victims of fraud linked to letters of credit and swiftly prepare provisional measures to protect them.

  • Start-ups

    Getting the proper banking, finance, compliance and authorization provisions in place is vital for any start-up.

    Our start-up clients seek out our banking and finance attorneys because of their know-how and expertise in advising on such critically important areas as start-up bank accounts, start-up business loans and financing, financing transactions, venture capital, crowdfunding, bank guarantees, equity capital, financial instruments, start-up compliance matters, AML and KYC due diligence requirements, compliance and regulations and (where applicable) FINMA authorizations to name a few.

  • SMEs

    Our banking and finance attorneys advise our SME clients on a wide range of banking and finance matters, including but not limited to, commercial and private banking transactions and agreements, business loans and financing, financing transactions, AML and KYC due diligence requirements, compliance and regulations, administrative assistance, FINMA authorizations and compliance and enforcement matters, the licensing of Swiss and foreign investment funds, the structuring of all types of collective investment vehicles etc.

  • Multinationals

    Our banking and finance attorneys advise our multinational corporate clients on a wide range of banking and finance matters, including but not limited to, commercial and private banking transactions and agreements, business loans and financing, financing transactions, AML and KYC due diligence requirements, compliance and regulations, administrative assistance, FINMA authorizations and compliance and enforcement matters, the licensing of Swiss and foreign investment funds, the structuring of all types of collective investment vehicles etc.

  • Others

    Many of our banking and finance practice clients are banks, asset managers, securities dealers and other financial institutions.

    They seek advice on such matters as setting-up and licensing Swiss banks and subsidiaries, setting up foreign bank branches and representative offices, AML and KYC due diligence requirements, compliance and regulations, administrative assistance, the licensing of Swiss and foreign investment funds, the structuring of all types of collective investment vehicles and provisional measures to prevent abusive calls under bank guarantees or fraud under letters of credit.

Our Banking and Finance Attorneys