Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd

Banking & Finance Department

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Our Banking and Finance Group comprises more than 20 qualified Swiss lawyers with an in-depth understanding of the regulatory environment of all types of financial institutions and the domestic and international financial markets. Many of the practice lawyers have gained in-house experience while working for banks, asset managers, regulators and international law firms. Our experience and expertise, together with the size of our team, enable us to provide top quality and tailor-made advice concerning finance transactions and regulatory issues of every type.

We act regularly on behalf of Swiss and foreign banks and other financial institutions, such as investment firms, insurance companies, fund management companies and asset managers, across a broad range of regulatory matters, including:

  • Establishment and licensing of financial institutions in Switzerland
  • Structuring of capital transactions for banks
  • Mergers and acquisitions of financial institutions
  • Advice and implementation of regulatory change projects
  • Audit mandates granted by FINMA for investigations
  • Assistance in enforcement proceedings and internal investigations
  • Syndicated loan facilities and acquisition finance
  • Structured finance transactions
  • Acquisitions and disposals of banks and client portfolios, and reorganisations in the banking sector
  • Asset management and investment law,
  • Listing of securities on SIX Swiss Exchange, several members of our team are admitted as recognised representatives
  • Fintech matters


Borens, Philippe (Head of Department)

Houdrouge, Tarek (Head of Department)

Wuest, Grégoire (Head of Department)

Burrus, Louis

Clemetson, Caroline

Favre, Olivier

Jeanneret, Vincent

Lanz, Martin

Schläpfer, Anita

Vonlanthen, Christoph




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