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Martin Hess specializes in financial services and capital market law, FinTech and the digitalization of financial services. He is recognized by the Swiss Stock Exchange as an issuer’s representative.

Martin Hess advises Swiss and foreign clients and represents them before supervisory authorities and in court. He is involved in the legal design of trading venues for digital assets, payment systems and securities settlement systems as well as central counterparties. He advises and represents clients on Initial Coin Offerings / Token Generating Events.

Martin Hess has participated as an expert in the Swiss legislation on securities and netting. He regularly analyzes the legal issues he has dealt with in magazines and lectures.


Since 2001, Partner at Wenger & Vieli Ltd.; 1996-2001, Partner at Suter Attorneys-at-Law in Zurich; 1994-1996, Lawyer at Law Firm Dr. Konrad Fischer in Zurich; 1987-1994, Assistant Director and Deputy Head of the legal service of the Swiss National Bank (Central Bank); 1985-1986, Junior Lawyer at Gayler, Hegetschweiler und Partner in Zurich; 1984-1985, District Court in Bulach ZH.

Professional Memberships

International Bar Association; Swiss and Zurich Bar Associations; Schweizerische Vereinigung für Internationales Recht (SVIR).


Numerous publications in legal journals and legal commentaries. See:


Languages include German, English and French.