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FinTech Lawyers

Whether you are a financial intermediary, a start-up, investor or a service provider in the FinTech space, you will face a rapidly developing legal environment. From corporate and tax structure questions to policy and contract drafting, from licensing requirements, anti-money laundering and other regulatory issues, to liability questions and dispute resolution, you need the best possible legal guidance for your business.

Our specialized lawyers are attuned to your commercial interests and have a clear understanding of the business realities in the FinTech space in Switzerland and abroad. The CMS approach is based on in-depth legal knowledge, local and international expertise delivered to you by experts in more than 40 jurisdictions worldwide, who truly understand the rules and regulations in the FinTech space.

The CMS Switzerland FinTech practice is co-headed by Dirk Spacek (IP/IT) and Matthias Kuert (regulatory, capital markets). It further involves from the Zürich office Kaspar Landolt (regulatory), and Alex Bardin (regulatory, dispute resolution), and from the Geneva office Audrey Durand (regulatory), as well as lawyers from other disciplines such as corporate or tax. Given that Switzerland is an attractive venue for FinTech businesses since years, our team has developed a significant expertise in dealing with all sorts of legal matters FinTech enterprises may face. This expertise allows us to guide you through all legal questions on the way to your success.

 
Pascal G. Favre
Dr Pascal G. Favre
Man­aging Part­ner
Switzerland, Geneva
Pascal Favre is the head of the Corporate/M&A and Competition Practice Groups of CMS Geneva.Pascal regularly advises clients on all types of international and domestic M&A deals, transaction and corporate...
Tina Balzli
Tina Balzli, LL.M. (NYU), LL.M. (NUS)
Part­ner
Head of Fintech & Blockchain, CMS Switzerland and Global Co-Leader of CMS Fintech, Crypto & Blockchain
Switzerland, Zurich
Tina Balzli specializes in banking, insurance, financial and capital markets law, general corporate and commercial law as well as mergers & acquisitions, with a particular focus on fintech and blockchain. She...
Kaspar Landolt
Dr Kaspar Landolt, LL.M.
Part­ner
Head of Banking & Finance Team
Switzerland, Zurich
Kaspar Landolt focuses on banking & finance, capital markets and corporate law.He has more than twenty years of experience in acquisition finance, corporate lending, real estate finance, project finance...
Vaïk Müller
Dr Vaïk Müller
Part­ner
Co-Head of Banking & Finance Geneva
Switzerland, Geneva
Vaïk Müller's main areas of focus are banking, regulatory, financial services and products, including funds and derivatives, as well as compliance and regulatory matters, including in the field of FinTech...
Dirk Spacek
Dr Dirk Spacek, LL.M.
Part­ner
Switzerland, Zurich
Dirk Spacek is partner and in charge of the practice groups TMC and IP. He primarily deals with new business models arising in the media-, internet- and technology-sector, data commercialization and intellectual...
Jodok Wicki
Dr Jodok Wicki
Part­ner
Switzerland, Zurich
Jodok Wicki concentrates on dispute resolution, litigation and international arbitration. He led our firm's dispute resolution group for many years and is involved in the dispute resolution group of...
Audrey Durand
Audrey Durand, LL.M.
As­so­ci­ate
Switzerland, Geneva
Audrey Durand is an associate at CMS Geneva, where she specialises in corporate law, M&A, banking law and contract matters.In this capacity, she regularly advises clients for domestic and international...
Matthias Kuert
Dr Matthias Kuert, LL.M.
As­so­ci­ate
Switzerland, Zurich
Matthias advises clients in financial law (including capital markets law), and general contract and corporate law matters. In these fields, he also handles proceedings in front of state courts, regulatory...
Sophie Weber
Sophie Weber
As­so­ci­ate
Switzerland, Zurich
Sophie Weber advises clients primarily in banking and financial markets law, with a special focus on Fintech & Blockchain. In these areas, she also represents clients before authorities such as the Swiss...
Lucien Monnerat
Lucien Monnerat
At­tor­ney Train­ee
Switzerland, Zurich
Lucien Monnerat studied law at the University of Basel. He graduated with a Master of Law (summa cum laude) in 2022.During his master studies, he worked as a 30% student assistant at the Chair of Private...