Chris Gschwend

Senior Compliance Advisor


Chris Gschwend advises corporate clients in the areas of anti-money laundering, trade controls, sanctions and customs management. She specializes in the implementation of FinTech and traditional compliance programs and has over 10 years of experience in managing global compliance teams in the aerospace and manufacturing industries. Chris Gschwend also brings public sector experience, having developed trade policies and negotiated free trade agreements for Canada Customs (CBSA).

Business activities

  • FinTech AML & Blockchain investigations / analytic
  • Import / Export controls (dual-use, military, chemicals, ODS)
  • Sanctions
  • Origin / preference & FTA management
  • Classification (customs & export controls)
  • Customs valuation
  • Incoterms
  • GTS & master data management


ACAMS Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist
ECTI Export Control Compliance Professional - EAR/ITAR
University of Cambridge (ESOL / CELTA)
University of Ottawa (Hon. B. Comm., International Management)
University of Ottawa (B. Admin.)


  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

Practical Experience

since 2017
Senior Compliance Advisor at MME
2013 - 2017
Head Export Control & Trade Affairs (aerospace & manufacturing)
2008 - 2010
Trade Facilitation Technical Assistance, World Trade Organisation
2005 - 2007
Origin Policy & FTA Negotiations, Canada Customs (CBSA)


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Recommended Lawyer 2020 for Transport

Christine Gschwend and Andreas Furrer have led our project on international trade compliance. They very quickly diagnosed our particular need for support and set up the project to not only provide us with the necessary legal documentation, but also trained our key staff members. It enabled our staff to further professionalise in the area of trade compliance.’