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Dr Matthias Kuert, LL.M.


CMS von Erlach Partners Ltd
Dreikönigstrasse 7
P.O. Box
8022 Zurich
Languages German, English, French

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 tribunals or regulatory authorities. A special focus of his practice concerns regulatory advice to financial services providers, regulatory and contract law advice to companies in the FinTech and blockchain field, and advice to large shareholders of listed companies. Matthias is co-head of CMS Switzerland's FinTech Group.

Matthias graduated from the University of St. Gallen in 2006. After his traineeships in the legal department of a global power and automation technology company and at CMS, he was admitted to the Zurich Bar in 2010.

Thereupon, Matthias was engaged as a research assistant at the Institut für Rechtswissenschaft und Rechtspraxis of the University of St. Gallen (chair of Prof. Dr Vito Roberto), before joining CMS again in 2012. In 2014 he was seconded to another global industrial company and in the 2015/2016 term he obtained an LL.M. in International Business Law from King’s College, London. Matthias wrote his thesis on the treatment of the public law norms of conduct in Swiss liability law ("Öffentlich-rechtliche Verhaltensnormen im schweizerischen Haftungsrecht", St. Galler Schriften zum Finanzmarktrecht, Bd. 16, Zürich 2018). 

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Matthias Kuert is "a thorough legal specialist" with "extraordinary analytical skills and a great international legal network".

Who's Who Legal, Fintech 2021

Memberships & Roles

  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • Swiss Bar Association (SBA)
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Awards & Rankings

  • Who's Who Legal | FinTech 2021 | Global Leader
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  • Unerlaubte Entgegennahme von Publikumseinlagen und anschliessende Sanktionen, Ruling: 2C_136/2019  14 January 2020, dRSK, 28 May 2020
  • Verhaltensregeln des FIDLEG und Privatrecht im Licht des Gesetzgebungsverfahrens, AJP 2018, S. 1352 ff.
  • Wirtschaftssanktionen: Was ist zu tun? Zürcher Wirtschaft Ratgeber 05/2018
  • Öffentlich-rechtliche Verhaltensnormen im schweizerischen Haftungsrecht – Unter besonderer Berücksichtigung des Finanzmarktrechts, Dissertation, Zürich 2018
  • Bewilligungspflicht als Emissionshaus, Urteilsbesprechung Bundesverwaltungsgericht, Entscheid B-2188/2016 vom 4. Dezember 2017, GesKR 2018, S. 379 ff. (zusammen mit Nino Sievi)
  • Urteilsbesprechung EuGH, Urteil vom 7. Juli 2016, Rs. C-222/15, Höszig Kft. gegen Alstom Power Thermal Services, AJP 2016, S. 1538 ff.
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Lectures list

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  • 2018 – Thesis, Dr. iur., University of St. Gallen
  • 2016 – LL.M., King’s College London
  • 2010 – Bar Admission, Canton of Zurich
  • 2006 – M.A. HSG in Law, University of St. Gallen
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New rules due to Coronavir­us | Gen­er­al meet­ings of Swiss com­pan­ies
New rules due to Coronavir­us | Gen­er­al meet­ings of Swiss com­pan­ies Due to the on­go­ing spread of the coronavir­us in Switzer­land, the Swiss Fed­er­al Coun­cil is­sued an amended ver­sion of the COV­ID-19-Or­din­ance...


CMS ad­vised the share­hold­ers of AL­PORA AG on the sale of a ma­jor­ity stake...
Zurich, Septem­ber 2021 | A team of CMS Switzer­land un­der the lead of Stefan Brunnsch­weiler provided com­pre­hens­ive ad­vice to the share­hold­ers of AL­PORA AG on all leg­al as­pects re­gard­ing the sale of a ma­jor­ity stake to Ger­man-based Ser­afin As­set Man­age­ment. Duff & Phelps, A Kroll Busi­ness, served as the ex­clus­ive fin­an­cial ad­visor to the share­hold­ers of AL­PORA AG in con­nec­tion with the trans­ac­tion. AL­PORA AG, which was foun­ded in 2013, is act­ive in the sale of in­nov­a­tion ana­lys­is-based in­vest­ment mod­els to as­set man­agers in Switzer­land, Ger­many and the UK. Based on these in­vest­ment mod­els, cli­ents set up equity funds that have his­tor­ic­ally been able to gen­er­ate a risk-ad­jus­ted ex­cess re­turn on equity in­vest­ments. The Ser­afin Group in­tends to enter a new seg­ment with Ser­afin As­set Man­age­ment and es­tab­lish a di­git­al as­set man­age­ment busi­ness. It is en­vis­aged to enter the mar­ket with ser­vices for third-party cus­tom­ers in the second quarter of 2022 after ob­tain­ing the BaFin li­cense. In ad­di­tion to de­vel­op­ing and selling its own in­vest­ment solu­tions, the aim is to grow by ac­quir­ing spe­cial­ized as­set man­agers. The ac­quis­i­tion of a ma­jor­ity stake in the Swiss-based AL­PORA AG is the first step in this dir­ec­tion. The parties have agreed not to dis­close the pur­chase price of the trans­ac­tion. Stefan Brunnsch­weiler, Lead, Man­aging Part­ner, Glob­al Co-Head of the CMS Cor­por­ate/M&A GroupSamuel Fe­lix Gang, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/M&AFlori­an Jung, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/M&APas­cal Stock­er, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/M&AAndrea Relly, Seni­or As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/M&AM­ark Ca­gi­enard, Part­ner, Tax­Chris­ti­an Gers­bach, Part­ner, Em­ploy­ment­Dr Mat­thi­as Kuert, Seni­or As­so­ci­ate, Cap­it­al Mar­ket­sTarik Salkim, Train­ee, Cor­por­ate/M&A
CMS Glob­al Fintech Up­date - Au­gust 2021
Be­low you will find top­ics of Au­gust 2021 news­let­ter:Fintech in Bel­gi­umFintech in Ro­mani­aFintech in Spain­Fintech in South Afri­caFintech in Switzer­land­Fintech in UkraineFintech in United King­dom 
CMS ad­vised HEB on the di­vest­ment of its stake in SIX lis­ted Cicor to One...
Zurich, 19 Ju­ly 2021 | HEB Swiss In­vest­ment AG, a Zurich-based hold­ing com­pany owned by a Ger­man private in­vestor, has entered in­to an agree­ment to sell its ma­jor stake (29.3 %) in lis­ted Cicor Tech­no­lo­gies...
The Power of Two: FinTech & Block­chain and Bank­ing & Fin­ance
Geneva | 1 Septem­ber 2021me­di­um Dr Vaïk Müller has joined our law firm as a new part­ner to fur­ther de­vel­op our ex­pert­ise in Bank­ing & Fin­ance as well as FinTech & Block­chain. Dr Vaïk Müller­'s main areas of ex­pert­ise are bank­ing and fin­ance, fin­an­cial ser­vices and products, in­clud­ing funds and de­riv­at­ives, as well as com­pli­ance and reg­u­lat­ory mat­ters.READ MORE­OR WATCH THE VIDEO HERE
CMS Switzer­land ranked by The Leg­al 500
Rank­ings of CMS Switzer­land in The Leg­al 500 EMEA 2021 edi­tion CMS Switzer­land is re­com­men­ded in 18 cat­egor­ies in this year's Europe, Middle East and Africa edi­tion of The Leg­al 500, pub­lished in April...
We­bin­ar: Token­ized As­sets Roundtable
On 1 Feb­ru­ary 2021, the first tranche of the new Swiss block­chain/DLT laws has entered in­to force. CMS Zurich thus or­gan­izes the second round of our unique Token­ized As­sets Roundtable.  We will provide...
CMS ad­vised LLB Swiss In­vest­ment AG in re­la­tion to an in­vest­ment in MCH...
LLB Swiss In­vest­ment AG is the fund man­age­ment com­pany of AMG Sub­stan­zwerte Sch­weiz Fund, a fund man­aged by AMG Fonds­ver­wal­tung AG. AMG Sub­stan­zwerte Sch­weiz Fund is in­ves­ted, inter alia, in MCH Group...
Law and reg­u­la­tion of Cov­id-19 loan morator­i­ums in Switzer­land
1. De­scrip­tion of the le­gis­la­tion 1.1 Is there a morator­i­um on loans le­gis­la­tion im­ple­men­ted in your jur­is­dic­tion? Due to the Coronavir­us pan­dem­ic the Swiss Fed­er­al Coun­cil (Bundes­rat) en­acted on...
UCITS pass­port­ing in Switzer­land
1. Dis­tri­bu­tion of EEA UCITS Schemes Switzer­land is not a Mem­ber State of the EU and is thus not sub­ject to the UCITS Dir­ect­ive and its re­spect­ive rules. Switzer­land has its own­lower-al­phaset of rules...
Private place­ment rules and law in Switzer­land
Sum­mary of private place­ment pro­vi­sions for fund in­terests (if ap­plic­able) Switzer­land is not a Mem­ber State of the EU and is thus not sub­ject to the AIFMD and the re­spect­ive rules. Switzer­land has its...
AIFM pass­port­ing in Switzer­land
1. Dis­tri­bu­tion of AIFs Switzer­land is not a Mem­ber State of the EU and is thus not sub­ject to the AIFMD and its re­spect­ive rules. Switzer­land has its own­lower-al­phaset of rules, laid down in the Fin­an­cial...
Pop­u­lar in­vest­ment vehicles in Switzer­land
In­vest­ment vehicle Im­mob­i­li­en-Ak­tiengesell­schaf­tAn­lages­tif­tun­gVer­trag­lich­er An­lage­fonds 1. Form Ak­tiengesell­schaft Cor­por­ate – Swiss Stock Cor­por­a­tion An­lages­tif­tung Cor­por­ate – Swiss Found­a­tion...