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Banking and Finance

The firm's banking and finance team advises Swiss and foreign banks, asset managers, securities dealers and other financial institutions on a broad range of activities. Our activity encompasses the setting-up and licensing of Swiss banks, Swiss subsidiaries, branches and representative offices of foreign banks and securities dealers in Switzerland. We also provide advice with respect to anti-money laundering regulations, compliance, international and administrative assistance, enforcement matters and disclosure requirements. We provide financial institutions with all-encompassing advisory services, including the preparation of all legal documentation.

Our work includes the licensing of Swiss and foreign investment funds in Switzerland, and the structuring of all types of collective investment vehicles.

We act for clients on the legal aspects of all types of commercial and private banking transactions. We advise clients in their relations with financial institutions, relating notably to the management of their assets and the granting of secured credit facilities.

We also have extensive experience in the field of documentary credits, bank guarantees, standby letters of credit and letters of indemnity. We are frequently asked to request provisional measures in order to prevent abusive calls under bank guarantees or fraud under letters of credit.