Dr. Karin Lorez

Senior Legal Advisor


Dr. Karin Lorez* provides assistance to companies in the blockchain technology and FinTech sectors. Her focus is on regulatory (Switzerland and EU), Digital Finance, banking, asset management and funds. She assists companies in the approval procedures and requests before the financial market supervisory authority. She has in-dept knowledge in financial market law due to her previous functions in the legal and regulatory department of banks and consultancy firm. In these functions she has implemented regulatory requirements as well as adviced large regulatory projects.

Previously, she worked as a in-house legal counsel in a bank where she was leading the crypto offering as well as all FinTech initiatives from a legal and regulatory perspective.

Business activities

  • Financial Market Law and Capital Market Law
  • Digital Finance
  • FinTech and Blockchain Technology
  • International and Swiss contract and company law
  • Implementing regulatory requirements


University of Zurich and Berlin (Dr. iur)
University of Zurich (lic. iur)

*Dr. Karin Lorez has not been admitted to the bar.


  • German
  • French
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

Practical Experience

since 2018
Senior Legal Advisor at MME
2017 - 2018
Legal Counsel in a private bank with focus on regulatory and FinTech
2015 - 2017
Head Regulatory and member of the extended executive board of a Swiss private bank
2013 - 2015
Employee of one of the Big4 in the Legal Regulatory department
2012 - 2013
Researcher at the University of Zurich and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
2010 - 2012
Research assitant at a Chair of financial market law at the University of Zurich
Employee in the legal department of a major Swiss bank


  • Law and Economics Club