Walder Wyss has an experienced team of lawyers advising on regulatory matters. We work with our clients to help them plan for regulatory change and address challenges that arise in connection with the supervision and regulation of banks, securities dealers, insurance companies, collective investment schemes, investment managers, exchanges and clearing houses. We guide our clients through the increasingly complex regulatory requirements the financial sector has been confronted with since the financial crisis. Our sector-focused approach and our wealth of expertise covers the full range of financial regulation and investigation.


Regulatory
Introduction

Walder Wyss has an experienced team of lawyers advising on regulatory matters. We work with our clients to help them plan for regulatory change and address challenges that arise in connection with the supervision and regulation of banks, securities dealers, insurance companies, collective investment schemes, investment managers, exchanges and clearing houses. We guide our clients through the increasingly complex regulatory requirements the financial sector has been confronted with since the financial crisis. Our sector-focused approach and our wealth of expertise covers the full range of financial regulation and investigation.

Experts Products & experience

Our key areas of activity are:

  • Advising on all matters that are regulated by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA, for example the establishment of financial services businesses etc.
  • Advising on issues relating to the rules and application in mergers and acquisitions
  • Providing legal advice and support in the structuring and regulatory treatment of innovative products
  • Assisting in the establishment and structuring of domestic and cross-border investment schemes
  • Advising on issues arising out of anti-money laundering regimes, distribution and outsourcing activities as well as regulatory investigations and disciplinary proceedings
  • Advising on issues concerning retail financial services, including consumer lending as well as consumer complaints that require co-ordination with other self-regulatory institutions such as the Swiss Bankers’ Association or the Ombudsman
  • Assisting our clients on all aspects of financial services and markets investigations, including internal investigations and responses to information requests by regulators
  • Advising and representing clients in investigations and enforcement proceedings
  • Negotiating commercial solutions with regulators and customers of our clients
  • Assisting clients in handling international mutual assistance requests
  • Advising clients on the recovery of proceeds of fraud through civil court actions while liaising with regulators and criminal investigators
Publications

Bitcoin and the Law: who will rule virtual gold ?

Speakers: Fouad G. Sayegh, Yacine Rezki, Pierre Dériaz, Bertrand Clavien, Ardian Balaj, Aleksander Berentsen and Joan Plancade
LegalChain
Geneva 3 December 2018









Die Finanzierung von Immobilien-Projektentwicklungen durch Anlagestiftungen(Financing of Real Estate Developments by Swiss Investment Foundations)

by André Kuhn
published by Schulthess Juristische Medien AG
Zurich 2018




Selbstregulierung im Finanzmarktrecht. Grundlagen, verwaltungsrechtliche Qualifikationen und rechtsstaatlicher Rahmen(Self-regulation in Financial Market Law. Bases, Administrative Qualifications and Framework of Constitutional Legality)

by Pascal Zysset
in: "Schweizer Schriften zum Finanzmarktrecht, Bd. 124" 2017, pp. 1-442 (Dissertation Bern 2017)









Buchbesprechung: Rolf H. Weber/Christian Laux/Dominic Oertly: Datenpolitik als Rechtsthema – Agenda für Open Government Data(Book review: Rolf H. Weber/Christian Laux/Dominic Oertly: Data policy as legal subject – Agenda for Open Government Data)

by Michael Isler
in: "sic! Zeitschrift für Immaterialgüter-, Informations- und Wettbewerbsrecht" 3/2017, pp. 174-175






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 Bankengesetz, Art. 23–23 quinquies, 24(Basel Commentary on Bank Law, Art. 23–23 quinquies, 24)

by Tomas Poledna and Davide Jermini
2. Auflage, Zurich 2013 (S. 533–549)



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

by Thomas Müller
2. Auflage, Basel 2013












Hedge Funds in Switzerland

co-authored by Markus Pfenninger and David Borer
in: Florentino Carreno et al. (Editor[s]), "Hedge Funds, a Practical Global Handbook to the Law and Regulation"
London 2012, pp. 391–372





Rechtliche Anforderungen an die Informationssicherheit – Haftungsprävention in der Praxis(Legal requirements for information security - liability prevention in practice)

Speaker: Jürg Schneider
18. Fachmesse für Sicherheit 2011, Messe Zürich
Zurich 16 November 2011




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.




A survey of current regulatory trends – Chapter on Switzerland

by Markus Pfenninger
in: "The International Bar Association's Task Force on the Financial Crisis" October 2010, pp. 117–150



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


Auf dem Weg zu Basel III(On the Way to Basel III)

by Christian Staub
in: "Schweizer Treuhänder" 2010, pp. 494 ff.



Verantwortlichkeit von Banken(Liability of Banks)

by Roland von Büren
in: "Verantwortlichkeit im Unternehmensrecht V"
Zurich 2010





Processing of personal data for marketing purposes – «the dos and don'ts»

Speaker: Jürg Schneider
Datenschutz – Kundendaten nutzen und schützen, Tagung des Europa Instituts an der Universität Zürich
Zürich 28 January 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


Kreditrisikotransfer – Schweizerisches Aufsichtsrecht im Wandel(Credit Risk Transfer – Evolution of Swiss Supervisory Law)

by Christian Staub
Zurich/St. Gallen 2009







Rechtliche Entwicklungen in der Versicherungsvermittlung: EU-Deutschland-Schweiz(Recent legal developments in the area of supervision on insurance brokers in Switzerland)

by Daniela Caleff
in: "Zeitschrift der Handelskammer Deutschland Schweiz" May 2006









Sanktionierung von Informationsrechtsverletzungen(Sanctions for violations of information confidentiality rules)

co-authored by Tomas Poledna and Stefano Codoni
in: Bruno Baeriswyl/Beat Rudin (Editor[s]), "Perspektive Datenschutz"
Zurich 2002, pp. 265–290



Impact of the New Capital Adequacy Framework of the Basle Accord

Speakers: Enrico Friz
IBA Conference
Barcelona September 1999


Marketing regulations comparison: Switzerland

by Enrico Friz
in: "The Capital Guide to Off-shore Funds"
Hong Kong 1999


Kartellrecht und Banken(Antitrust Law and Banks)

by Roland von Büren
in: "Die Banken im Spannungsfeld zwischen öffentlichem Recht und Privatrecht, Berner Bankrechtstag"
Berne 1999


Bank Confidentiality in Switzerland

co-authored by Markus Pfenninger
in: "Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law" January 1998



Die Privatbankiers in einem Europa im Umbruch(Private bankers and Europe in transition)

by Hans B. Wyss
in: "Volkswirtschaft" 11/1991


Die Privatbankiers in der Schweiz(Private bankers in Switzerland)

by Hans B. Wyss
in: "Finanz und Wirtschaft" 77/1983