Banking | Financial Market

Exchanges, Financial Market Infrastructures, Banks, FinTech, Broker Dealers, Asset Managers, Funds

Your goals

Banking and Financial Market Regulation are developing rapidly: Regulations are becoming more intrusive, extensive and complex and therefore more demanding. Are you looking for an expert partner who can navigate you safely and reliably through all areas of Banking and Financial Market Laws?

Would you like to set up a bank or a broker dealer? Are you a FinTech company and would like to set up an exchange? Are you looking for assistance in relation to Swiss and/or foreign proceedings in front of authorities with regards to Swiss financial market regulations?

We are happy to support you in the successful implementation of complex projects.

Our services

We are passionate about Banking and Financial Market Regulation and we have the expertise to advise you on all aspects of Swiss financial market laws and regulations. We have proven expertise in advising Swiss financial market infrastructures (e.g. stock exchanges, central counterparties, central securities depositories, domestic and foreign banks, broker dealers and asset managers) and can support you in the following areas:

Supervisory law

  • Obtaining FINMA licenses (in particular licenses related to stock exchanges, multilateral trading systems, organised trading systems, banks, FinTech companies, broker dealers, asset managers);
  • Evaluation of new, technology-oriented business models ("FinTech") with regard to their compliance with Swiss financial market legislation; and
  • Conducting legal analysis of cross-border services provided by financial institutions.

Formation of financial institutions , support related to th restructuring and bankruptcy of banks

  • Establishment of financial institutions, branches and representative offices in Switzerland;
  • Supporting the restructuring of financial institutions (in particular returinng of licences); and
  • Preparation of restructuring and liquidation plans.

Structuring and the documentation of financial products

  • Structuring and preparing all necessary documentation for the issuance of bonds, derivatives, structured products and equities (e.g. preparation of the issue prospectus);
  • Supporting the execution of asset and share deals of financial institutions;
  • Transfer of complex (multinational) portfolios; and
  • Advising in the area of collective investment schemes (e.g. questions of subordination, distribution of funds/obtaining the necessary FINMA approvals, setting up asset managers).

Financial market proceedings ("White Collar" / "Investigations")

  • Carrying out internal investigations in a national or international context with regulatory implications; and
  • Carrying out fact-finding and legal opinions for the attention of foreign supervisory authorities.

MME Integrated Approach

Marcel Hostettler coordinates the banking and financial markets team. He has held key positions at FINMA (Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority) and a major Swiss bank and has proven expertise in banking and financial market laws. He regularly represents clients in proceedings with FINMA and is in constant contact with foreign supervisory authorities.

Successful advice on banking and financial market law aspects requires perfect orchestration with other disciplines. MME consistently applies the proven integrated approach of legal know-how (e.g. corporate and contract law, transactions/M&A, digital economy, restructuring/bankruptcy), tax expertise (e.g. tax planning, international tax law, TP strategy) and compliance expertise. Our approach is solution-oriented, creative, well-founded and geared towards creating added value for our clients.