Thomas Müller
Dr. iur., LL.M., Attorney at Law
Partner

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Thomas Müller is a partner with the Banking & Finance Team. He advises banks, asset managers, fund managers, insurance companies, pension funds and FinTech companies in complex regulatory matters and represents market participants before the Swiss regulatory authorities and as recognised representative before the SIX Swiss Exchange. He has been advising and managed a large number of payment services, cryptocurrency and blockchain related projects. In finance, he focuses on corporate debt finance, structured finance (asset based lending, securitisation, covered bond, risk transfer), leasing (in the rail and shipping industry), and note issuance programs. Other special services include international legal assistance, white collar crime and insolvency law.

Chambers Global and Chambers Europe recognize him as leading practitioner in his field of practice. Commentators endorse Thomas Müller, inter alia, for being «approachable and commercially minded». He regularly publishes and speaks at conferences in his areas of expertise.

Thomas Müller was educated at University of Bern Law School (lic. iur., 2000; Dr. iur., 2008) and holds an LL.M. degree from the New York University School of Law (2005). In 2007, he was a visiting scholar at Fordham University School of Law, New York. Prior to joining Walder Wyss, Thomas Müller was an associate with two major law firms in Zurich and in New York. In 2009, he was seconded to the Swiss Bankers’ Association in Basel where he was responsible for the revision of the Swiss deposit protection scheme. Thomas Müller was lecturer at University of Geneva Law School.

Thomas Müller practices in German, English and French. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all Switzerland.

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Thomas Müller
Direct phone: +41 58 658 55 60


Walder Wyss Ltd.
Seefeldstrasse 123
P.O. Box
8034 Zurich
Switzerland
Phone +41 58 658 58 58
Fax +41 58 658 59 59
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Thomas Müller
Dr. iur., LL.M., Attorney at Law
Partner

Thomas Müller is a partner with the Banking & Finance Team. He advises banks, asset managers, fund managers, insurance companies, pension funds and FinTech companies in complex regulatory matters and represents market participants before the Swiss regulatory authorities and as recognised representative before the SIX Swiss Exchange. He has been advising and managed a large number of payment services, cryptocurrency and blockchain related projects. In finance, he focuses on corporate debt finance, structured finance (asset based lending, securitisation, covered bond, risk transfer), leasing (in the rail and shipping industry), and note issuance programs. Other special services include international legal assistance, white collar crime and insolvency law.

Chambers Global and Chambers Europe recognize him as leading practitioner in his field of practice. Commentators endorse Thomas Müller, inter alia, for being «approachable and commercially minded». He regularly publishes and speaks at conferences in his areas of expertise.

Thomas Müller was educated at University of Bern Law School (lic. iur., 2000; Dr. iur., 2008) and holds an LL.M. degree from the New York University School of Law (2005). In 2007, he was a visiting scholar at Fordham University School of Law, New York. Prior to joining Walder Wyss, Thomas Müller was an associate with two major law firms in Zurich and in New York. In 2009, he was seconded to the Swiss Bankers’ Association in Basel where he was responsible for the revision of the Swiss deposit protection scheme. Thomas Müller was lecturer at University of Geneva Law School.

Thomas Müller practices in German, English and French. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all Switzerland.

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thomas Müller
Direct phone: +41 58 658 55 60

Walder Wyss Ltd.
Seefeldstrasse 123
P.O. Box
8034 Zurich
Switzerland
Phone +41 58 658 58 58
Fax +41 58 658 59 59


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Der Einlagenschutz und seine Umsetzung(The Swiss Deposit Protection Scheme)

by Thomas Müller
in: Armin Jans, Christoph Lengwiler, Marco Passardi (Editor[s]), "Krisenfeste Schweizer Banken? Die Regulierung von Eigenmitteln, Liquidität und "Too Big to Fail""
Zurich 2018, pp. 531-558


Kommentar zu Art. 7 GwG(Commentary to article 7 of the Swiss Anti Money Laundering Act)

by Thomas Müller
in: Peter Kunz, Thomas Jutzi, Simon Schären (Editor[s]), "Geldwäschereigesetz (GwG)"
Berne 2018







SmartMoney – Data as the New Currency

Speakers: Thomas Müller and Michael Isler
3rd International Money-Tech Event
Zurich 28 June 2016



Kommentar zu Art. 37l und 37m (nachrichtenlose Vermögenswerte) des Schweizerischen Bankengesetzes

by Thomas Müller
in: Bodmer/Kleiner/Lutz (Editor[s]), "Kommentar zum Bundesgesetz über die Banken und Sparkassen vom 8. November 1934"
Zurich/Basel/Geneva 2015







Kommentierung zu Art. 32, 142–144(Commentary on articles 32, 142–144)

by Thomas Müller
co-authored by Patric Brand
in: Bösch/Rayroux/Winzeler/Stupp (Editor[s]), "Basler Kommentar zum Kollektivanlagengesetz"
2. Auflage, Basel 2015









Kommentar zu Art. 37e, 37f, und 37g zum Bundesgesetz über die Banken und Sparkassen vom 8. November 1934(Commentary on articles 372, 37f and 37g of the Swiss Federal Act on Banks and Savings Banks of 8 November 1934)

by Thomas Müller
22. Nachlieferung, Zurich/Basel/Geneva 2014



Basler Kommentar zum Bankengesetz, Einleitung(Commentary to the Federal Banking Act, Introduction)

by Thomas Müller
2. Auflage, Basel 2013





Kommentar zu Art. 37a, 37b, 37c, 37h, 37i, 37j und 37k des Bankengesetzes

by Thomas Müller
in: Zobl et al. (Editor[s]), "Kommentar zum Bundesgesetz über die Banken und Sparkassen vom 8. November 1934"
21. Nachlieferung, Zürich/Basel/Genf 2013











Aktuelle Regulierungspraxis bei strukturierten Produkten(Recent Practice on the Regulation of Structured Products)

co-authored by Christian Staub and Thomas Müller
in: "Schweizerische Juristen-Zeitung (SJZ)" 4/2011, pp. 73 ff.



Internationalisierungstendenzen im Finanzmarktrecht(Internationalization Tendencies in Financial Market Law)

co-authored by Thomas Müller and Christian Staub
in: "Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Finanzmarktrecht (SZW)" 1/2011, pp. 20 ff.




Falsche Prioritäten in der Einlagensicherung(Inaccurate Priorities in the Deposit Protection Scheme)

by Thomas Müller
in: "Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ)" 26 January 2010, p. 27


Bankenaufsichtsrechtliche Entwicklungen in der Schweiz(Developments in Swiss Banking Regulation)

co-authored by Johannes A. Bürgi and Thomas Müller
in: Heemann/Grieser (Editor[s]), "Bankenaufsichtsrecht – Entwicklungen und Perspektiven"
1. Auflage, Frankfurt 2010, pp. 268–290




Kommentar zu Art. 16 und 37d–37g des Schweizerischen Bankengesetzes(Commentary to Art. 16 and 37d–37g of the Swiss Banking Act)

by Thomas Müller
in: Bodmer/Kleiner/Lutz (Editor[s]), "Kommentar zum Bundesgesetz über die Banken und Sparkassen vom 8. November 1934"
Zurich/Basel/Geneva 2010



Swiss Regulation of Investment Funds: Recent Developments

by Thomas Müller
in: "World Securities Law Report" 6/2009 Vol. 15, pp. 24 ss.


Basler Kommentar zu Art. 32 des Kollektivanlagegesetzes (KAG)(Commentary to Art. 32 of the Collective Investment Schemes Act, CISA)

co-authored by Thomas Müller and Markus Pfenninger
Basel 2009


Kommentar zu Art. 37a–37c, 37h und 37i des Bankengesetzes(Commentary to Art. 37a–37c, 37h und 37i of the Swiss Banking Act)

by Thomas Müller
in: Bodmer/Kleiner/Lutz (Editor[s]), "Kommentar zum Bundesgesetz über die Banken und Sparkassen vom 8. November 1934"
Zurich/Basel/Geneva 2009


Die Passing-on Defense im schweizerischen Kartellzivilrecht - unter besonderer Berücksichtigung des amerikanischen, europäischen und deutschen Rechts(Passing on the Monopoly Overcharge: A comprehensive Policy Analysis of U.S., European, German and Swiss Competition Law)

by Thomas Müller
in: "Schweizer Schriften zum Handels- und Wirtschaftsrecht"
Zurich/St. Gallen 2008 (Dissertation)


Deals and Cases

Chambers FinTech 2019 ranking

Congratulations to our partner Thomas Müller on his Band 1 ranking at Chambers in the area of Fintech (2019). He advises an impressive set of leading, global technology platforms and high-profile FinTech clients on cross-border e-money and payment services issues. Clients describe him as "a young partner who speaks the language of the modern financial industry."


AMAG Leasing: Swiss Car ABS 2018-2

On 19 November 2018, AMAG Leasing AG closed its fourth Swiss auto lease securitization transaction involving the issuance by Swiss Car ABS 2018-2 AG (the Issuer) of CHF 250,000,000 Asset-Backed Notes with a coupon of 0.22 per cent, due in 2028.

The Notes issued are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and are backed by a portfolio of Swiss auto lease assets originated by AMAG Leasing AG and transferred to the Issuer. The Notes are rated «AAA sf» by Fitch. UBS AG acted as Joint Arranger, Sole Lead Manager and Sole Bookrunner, StormHarbour Securities LLP as Joint Arranger and Credit Suisse AG and Zürcher Kantonalbank acted as Co-Managers.

Walder Wyss advised AMAG Leasing AG on the overall structuring and all Swiss legal, tax and VAT aspects of the transaction (transaction counsel). The Walder Wyss team included Lukas Wyss (Partner, Finance), Johannes A. Bürgi (Partner, Finance), Maurus Winzap (Partner, Tax), Thomas Müller (Partner, Finance), Jan Ole Luuk (Counsel, VAT), Roger Ammann (Associate, Finance), Rafal Szala (Associate, Finance) and Azar Sang Bastian (Trainee, Finance).


Valiant Bank AG placed second tranche of covered bonds

Valiant Bank AG has successfully placed a second tranche of covered bonds in the amount of CHF 500 million under its existing programme. The covered bonds have a 6 year term and carry a coupon of 0.125 percent. Moody's assigned a triple A rating. The covered bonds will be listed on SIX Swiss Exchange. BNP Paribas (Suisse) SA and Zürcher Kantonalbank acted as lead-manager.

Walder Wyss acted as counsel to Valiant Bank AG. The Walder Wyss team included Thomas Müller (partner, finance) und Johannes A. Bürgi (partner, finance).


AMAG Leasing: Swiss Car ABS 2018-1

On 18 April 2018, AMAG Leasing AG closed its third Swiss auto lease securitization transaction involving the issuance by Swiss Car ABS 2018-1 AG (the Issuer) of CHF 275,000,000 Asset-Backed Notes with a coupon of 0.120 per cent, due in 2028.

The Notes issued are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and are backed by a portfolio of Swiss auto lease assets originated by AMAG Leasing AG and transferred to the Issuer. The Notes are rated «AAA sf» by Fitch. Credit Suisse AG acted as Arranger, Sole Lead Manager and Sole Bookrunner and UBS AG and Zürcher Kantonalbank acted as Co-Managers

Walder Wyss advised AMAG Leasing AG on the overall structuring and all Swiss legal, tax and VAT aspects of the transaction (transaction counsel). The Walder Wyss team included Lukas Wyss (Partner, Finance), Johannes A. Bürgi (Partner, Finance), Maurus Winzap (Partner, Tax), Thomas Müller (Partner, Finance), Jan Ole Luuk (Counsel, VAT), Roger Ammann (Associate, Finance), Julia Lehner (Associate, Finance) and Michael Müller (Trainee Lawyer, Finance).


Valiant Bank Ltd. acquires stake in AgentSelly Ltd.

Valiant Bank Ltd. has acquired a stake in the start-up company AgentSelly Ltd. and made additional capital available to its further growth. AgentSelly Ltd. operates the platform www.agentselly.ch through which homeowners can efficiently sell their properties. To date, the company had operated a similar platform under the URL www.fidesso.ch. Together, the three founders of AgentSelly Ltd. remain the company's majority shareholders.

Walder Wyss advised Valiant Bank Ltd. on all legal aspects of the transaction. The team included Thomas Müller (Partner, Finance), Florian Gunz Niedermann (Partner, Corporate / M&A), André Kuhn (Associate, Corporate / M&A) and Christine Glättli (Managing Associate / Notarial Services).


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