• "Bär & Karrer are my first port of call in Switzerland."

     

    Client in Chambers Fintech 2018

  • "The team is praised for its strength in depth and its commercially oriented approach."

     

    Chambers Europe 2013

  • "We asked them a question at midnight and they had the answers the next morning, which was pretty cool. "

     

    Client in Chambers FinTech 2020

  • "Extremely knowledgeable."

     

    Client in Who's Who Legal 2016

  • "Extremely proactive."

     

    Legal 500 2014

  • "If we ever request something they have the in-house know-how."

     

    Client in Chambers FinTech 2020

  • "Detailed and solutions-oriented advice."

     

    Client in Who's Who Legal 2015

  • "Bär & Karrer offers the best combination of a very high-level understanding of traditional finance and the new world."

     

    Chambers Fintech 2018

  • "They are very, very responsive."

     

    Client in Chambers Fintech 2018

  • "Exemplary reputation in the market for excellence and achievement."

     

    Client in Who's Who Legal 2016

  • "The lawyers are extremely responsive, technically strong and very well connected."

     

    Client in Chambers Europe 2015

  • "They have all of the relationships within the community and the respect of relevant authorities, which is very helpful for us. "

     

    Client in Chambers FinTech 2020

 

 

 

Fintech

 

Our fintech team provides advice on all legal and regulatory matters (including cross-border aspects) to businesses operating at the intersection between financial services and information technology. The team provides support with the development, implementation and protection of new business models as well as the issuance and marketing of innovative financial products. In addition, it advises clients on transactions where there is an emphasis on fintech, including private equity investments, mergers, joint ventures and financing transactions.

Clients span a broad range from early stage start-ups to established financial institutions, large technology companies and investors with a focus on digitalisation, as well as specialised infrastructure and service providers such as payment facilitators, exchange and lending platforms.
  • Electronic payment and money services
  • Cryptocurrencies / digital assets and related services including custody, storage, trading and exchange platforms
  • Financial instruments based on distributed ledger technology (DLT)
  • Crowdfunding, crowdlending and similar platforms
  • Regulatory reviews, no action requests with authorities / FINMA, licence applications
  • Financing, joint ventures, acquisitions and divestments
  • Contractual documentation
  • Compliance support
  • Data protection and information security
  • Technology licensing and procurement

 

 

 

Key Contact


 

Team Leaders


 

Team Members

Paolo Ader

Associate

Jenny Cheung

Junior Associate

Li Wei Dutler

Junior Associate

Sandro Fehlmann

Associate

Dr. Joel Fischer

Associate

Marvin Perry Kanku

Junior Associate

Dr. Martin Peyer

Associate

Francisco Rapp

Junior Associate

Michael Rohrer

Associate

Micha Schilling

Associate

David Weimann

Associate

Gadi Winter

Associate

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A B C D E F G H J K L M N O P R S T V W Z

Deals & Cases

16.12.2019
Bär & Karrer Advises Valyo on Innovative Capital Market Platform more »
10.09.2019
Bär & Karrer Successfully Defends International Fintech Company in Swiss Criminal Proceedings more »
02.03.2018
Bär & Karrer Advised HQLAx on the first Live Securities Lending Transaction Using R3's Corda Blockchain Platform more »
more deals & cases

Publications

New prospectus requirements: a corporate issuer's perspective
Bahar Rashid / Kaegi Urs,

IFLR, December/January 2019, p. 72-73

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IPO vs. ICO
von Jeinsen Alexander,

in Kapitalmarkt - Recht und Transaktionen XIV, Herausgeber: Thomas U. Reutter und Thomas Werlen, Zürich, 2019

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La mise en gage d'actions représentées par des jetons numériques.
Bétrisey Frédéric / Leibenson Joël,

in Vers les sommets du droit, liber amicorum pour Henry Peter, Herausbeger: Rita Trigo Trindade / Rashid Bahar / Giulia Neri-Castracane, Schulthess 2019

more publications

Speaking Engagements

LSFin/LEFin: Conséquences pour les banques et autres prestataires de services financiers – deuxième partie
Bahar Rashid / Bétrisey Frédéric,

Bär & Karrer Event, 5 mars 2019, Geneva

FIDLEG/FINIG – Herausforderungen, Pflichten, Gestaltungsmöglichkeiten
Bahar Rashid,

SIX ConventionPoint, 10. Mai 2019, Zürich

Panel Discussion: Regulation of security tokens
Flühmann Daniel,

Protos Blockchain Summit, The Dolder Grand, 16.01.2019, Zurich

more speaking engagements