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Lenz & Staehelin

Investment Funds

4 ranked lawyersBand 1SwitzerlandGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Stellar practice advising Swiss and international financial sector clients, including asset managers and insurance companies. Acts on a broad range of fund types, such as pension funds, real estate funds and exchange-traded funds. Notable strength in regulatory matters relating to collective investment schemes. Also handles the creation and registration of regulated entities in the funds sector. Additional expertise in cross-border mergers, as well as the reorganisation of funds.

Notable practitioners

The "very impressive" François Rayroux maintains a formidable reputation acting for international investors and fund managers on listings and fund formation, as well as regulatory matters. Sources describe him as someone who "has invested time in developing this industry," with one interviewee noting: "You can see how knowledgeable the man is and how much he likes doing what does."

Laurence Vogt Scholler enters the rankings as a result of positive market feedback. She advises on fund formation and fund reorganisation mandates. Clients praise her for being "practical, proactive and fast."

Olivier Stahler offers considerable regulatory know-how and assists clients with the registration of funds and asset managers. Clients say he is "highly responsive and eminently practical in his guidance," adding that he "seeks to understand our objectives and then proposes effective solutions."

Sources report Shelby du Pasquier to be a "bright lawyer" and also laud his experience. He assists asset managers with regulatory issues.

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Overview

Lenz & Staehelin is best known for its regulatory and tax work in relation to the structuring and distribution of collective investment schemes in or from Switzerland as well as the structuring and registration of any type of regulated entity in the funds sector (asset managers, distributors, SICAVs, limited partnerships as well as representatives of foreign funds). Its well-connected contacts within the Swiss industry and the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) are one of the key elements of its reputation in investments funds sector.

Lenz & Staehelin is also well known for its significant applications within the context of expert groups appointed by the Swiss Government, or by Swiss regulatory bodies, with the mission to shape the new Swiss regulatory framework in financial matters in particular as regards collective investment schemes. As such, Lenz & Staehelin had played a leading role in the context of the most recent regulatory and legal evolution as regards investment funds, as well as regards ETF.

Members

Hünerwadel, Patrick (Head of Department)

Rayroux, François (Head of Department)

du Pasquier, Shelby R

Poskriakov, Fedor

Schleiffer, Patrick

Stahler, Olivier

Tranchet, Marcel

Vogt Scholler, Laurence

Industries

Banks

Financial Services

Real Estate

Real Estate Finance

Software & Computer Services

Investment Funds

Lenz & Staehelin

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Location

Route de Chêne 30

Geneva

Geneva

Switzerland

CH-1211

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Switzerland

Investment Funds


François Rayroux
Star Individuals
Laurence Vogt Scholler
Band 3
Olivier Stahler
Band 2
Shelby R du Pasquier
Band 3