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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.

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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)
Head of Fintech & 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.
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...
Dirk Spacek
Dr Dirk Spacek, LL.M.
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(IT)-sector, data protection and intellectual...
Alex Bardin
Alex Bardin, LL.M. (Harvard)
Switzerland, Zurich
Alex Bardin’s practice consists primarily of arbitration and litigation as well as new technologies (FinTech) and commercial law matters.He advises companies and individuals in national and international...
Audrey Durand
Audrey Durand, LL.M.
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.
Switzerland, Zurich
Matthias advises clients in general contract, commercial and financial law matters (including capital markets law). In these fields, he also handles proceedings, be it in front of state courts, arbitral...