Financial Services

Switzerland is one of the world’s leading financial markets. Through their market position and innovative power, Switzerland’s banks, insurers, securities dealers and other financial services providers play a major role in industry trends around the world.

Walder Wyss contributes to the success of the Swiss financial services industry. The members of our Financial Services team are active in industry associations and closely involved in legislation projects, thereby influencing legislative developments in the sector.

Our lawyers have a profound knowledge of and extensive experience in legal advisory work, accompanying transactions across the entire spectrum of financial services (banking, insurance, securities dealers, stock exchanges, collective investment schemes and other investment vehicles).

We advise domestic and foreign financial services firms, investors, and other companies on all issues relating to Swiss banking, financial services, capital market, stock exchange and insurance law.

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Our key areas of activity are:

  • Advising on financial market regulatory issues, including compliance (development of internal regulations)
  • Representing financial services firms in regulatory proceedings, e.g. licence applications, application and approval for public distribution of collective investment schemes
  • Setting up financial services companies and establishing branches or representative offices as well as advisory services for joint ventures
  • Providing advice on acquiring financial services companies or business units
  • Representing firms in dealings with the Swiss stock exchange (as recognised representative for admissions to SIX Swiss Exchange)
  • Disclosure of shareholdings in listed companies
  • Public takeover offers
  • Collective investment schemes
  • Structured products and derivative financial instruments
  • Securities lending and repo transactions
  • Financing transactions, including syndications
  • Acquisition and project finance
  • Property financing
  • Advising on public private partnerships (PPPs)
  • Securitisations
  • Capital market transactions (equities and bonds), including IPOs
  • Private equity and venture capital
  • Advising on outsourcing of business units or processes
  • Tax advisory services in connection with financial and insurance products
  • Representing companies before state courts and arbitral tribunals
  • Corporate directorships

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