Investment Funds

We provide insight and knowledge into the legal needs of sponsors of public and private funds alike, bringing a practical, efficient approach to our analysis and problem solving.

Areas of expertise

  • Structuring of cross border set-ups (including tax)
  • Swiss fund formations, documentation and licensing with FINMA for a large range of asset classes
  • Asset management agreements, advisory agreements, distribution and custody agreements
  • Licensing for fund management companies, asset managers of collective investment schemes, Swiss representatives; registration as client advisors
  • Compliance (including insourcing)
  • Cross-border marketing (including training)
  • Registration of foreign investment funds for distribution to non-qualified investors
  • Listing of funds (including ETFs) and investment companies on Swiss Exchanges
  • Private equity and venture capital (fund structuring, tax and transactional aspects)

Other relevant areas

Asset Management | Debt & Equity Capital Markets  | Structured Finance & Lending | Trade & Commodity Finance | Aviation & Ship Finance | Islamic Finance | Derivatives, Structured ProductsFinancial Services & Regulatory | General Legal Documentation & Transaction Support | Regulatory & Compliance Support | FinTech | Private Banking | Payment Services

“Very deep understanding of Swiss law on pledge. Also, very responsive and attentive to details”

IFLR 1000, 2021-22

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Alternative Funds 2021 – Switzerland

Chambers Global Practice Guides, Alternative Funds 2021, Switzerland: Law and Practice, p. 305, November 2021
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Alternative Funds 2020 – Switzerland

Chambers & Partners, Alternative Funds 2020 Guide, 30 October 2020
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Client segmentation under FinSA

International Law Office, November 2019
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Classification of stablecoins under Swiss law: FINMA publishes amended guidelines

International Law Office, October 2019
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