Expertise

Banking / Insurance

Financial market, exchanges, asset management: securely navigating the interface between technology and regulation.

Banking, insurance and financial market law is constantly evolving. The corresponding regulation is becoming more and more extensive, complex and thus more demanding. At the same time, new digital solutions are being implemented continuously.

We are your expert partner with a high level of technical understanding, who will navigate you safely and reliably through these areas of financial market law!

Legal

  • Obtaining all FINMA licenses (especially regarding stock exchanges, multilateral trading systems, organized trading systems, banks, insurance companies, FinTech/InsurTech companies, securities firms, investment firms, insurance intermediaries)
  • Evaluation of new, technology-savvy business models («FinTech», «InsurTech») regarding their compliance with Swiss legislation
  • Legal analysis of cross-border services of financial institutions and insurance companies and intermediaries
  • Restructuring of financial institutions and insurance companies (in particular the return of licenses)
  • Structuring and documentation of financing and products
  • Advice in collective investment schemes (e.g. subordination issues, offering funds/obtaining the necessary FINMA approvals, setting up asset managers)
  • Regulatory investigations (white collar / investigations)
  • Regulatory proceedings, proceedings before state courts and arbitration tribunals

Tax

  • M&A, restructurings, tax due diligence, reorganizations, formation, liquidation of companies in the financial industry
  • Acting as an outsourced tax function of banks, etc.
  • Tax hotline for ad hoc tax issues
  • Preparation of rulings and tax opinions
  • Profit tax and VAT planning for the bank's annual accounts, etc
  • Support for audits by tax authorities/negotiations with tax authorities
  • Health checks (e.g. VAT, stamp duty)
  • Implementation of new business processes, creation of manuals, guidelines
  • Implementation and review of transfer pricing methods
  • Preparation of profit tax and withholding tax declarations
  • Preparation of quarterly VAT and stamp duty declarations
  • Calculation of tax provision and preparation of tax memos
  • Tax procedure
  • Mandatory discloser rules (MDR)/DAC 6
  • Automatic exchange of Information (AEoI)/Common reporting standard (CRS)

Compliance

Listings

  • BILANZ Top Law Firms Switzerland: „Banking and capital markets law“

    MME Legal | Tax | Compliance was awarded in Bilanz as one of the best law firms in the legal field "Banking and capital markets law" 2021. 

  • BILANZ Top Law Firms Switzerland: „Insurance law“

    MME Legal | Tax | Compliance was awarded in Bilanz as one of the best law firms in the legal field "Insurance law" 2021. 

Your Team

We will be pleased to provide you with comprehensive and interdisciplinary advice in the areas of legal, tax and compliance.