Michèle Landtwing Leupi

Legal Partner, Notary public, Dipl. International & Swiss Fund Officer

Profile

Michèle Landtwing Leupi primarily advises clients in the financial sector with a focus on compliance, anti-money laundering and anti-corruption regulations. She has worked for many years as an external compliance officer for fund management companies and asset managers. Michèle Landtwing Leupi is also an expert in complex compliance cases, internal investigations and regulatory matters. She advises companies on licensing procedures as well as on other inquiries to be submitted to the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA).

Business activities

  • Regulatory Compliance, Combating Money Laundering and Corruption
  • External Compliance Officer and internal investigations
  • Collective Investments Schemes
  • Asset Manager Regulations
  • FinTech and Blockchain Technology
  • Commercial Criminal Law Proceedings, Supervisory Proceedings, international Legal Assistance
  • International and Swiss Corporate and Contract Law
  • Notarial Services

Education

2014
Dipl. International Fund Officer  
2013
Dipl. Swiss Fund Officer FA/IAF  
2008
Admitted to the Bar and as public notary   
2005
University Zurich/Strasbourg (F) (lic. iur.)

Languages

  • German
  • English
  • French  

Practical Experience   

since 2018
Legal Partner at MME
2016-2018
Senior Legal Associate at MME
2016-2018
Auditor SRO VQF
since 2014
Auditor SRO SAV/SNV
2011-2015
Legal Associate at MME
2009-2011
Attorney with a business law firm at Zurich
2007
Intern at ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris
2007
Judicial Clerkship at the District Court of Zug
2006-2007
Junior Associate with a business law firm in Zurich

Memberships

  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • Zug Bar Association (ZGA)

Listings 

The Legal 500 (www.legal500.com)

Recommended Lawyer 2020 for FinTech

MME Legal | Tax | Compliance's lawyers are 'professional, knowledgeable, and well co-ordinated' and provide a 'timely delivery' of fintech-related services. The practice assisted global bitcoin provider Xapo Holding with its Swiss operation and all Finma negotiations, and founded Daura AG alongside Swisscom – the first digital Swiss share register using blockchain. Thomas Linder and Andreas Glarner are 'exceptionally good' and founding partner and crypto-finance expert Luka Müller is routinely involved in asset regulation, developing DLT protocols and the set-up of peer-to-peer lending platforms. Senior associate Michael Kunz is another name of note; Michèle Landtwing Leupi made partner in January 2019.

 

 

Services

Contact

Michèle Landtwing Leupi
Legal Partner

T +41 41 726 99 66
Email
VCard

Secretariat

Janina Nautscher
Assistant

T +41 41 726 99 76
Email

From the magazine

Robo Advisor

In the investment advisory and asset management business, personal advice from the financial services provider has so far been the main focus. In the course of the omnipresent digitalization, this area is also experiencing the beginning of a new age. Banks, securities dealers, asset managers, investment advisors and also software developers, often start-ups, are increasingly offering their customers services controlled by artificial intelligence. The so-called "Robo-Advisor", which uses automated and algorithm-based methods to determine investment recommendations and, if necessary, also makes and executes investment decisions for the client, is opening up exciting new business models with not insignificant scaling potential. Especially in the field of virtual assets, such applications are currently emerging. However, the use of such software in a highly regulated area such as the financial market brings with it many questions, some of which are still unresolved from a regulatory perspective. Depending on the focus of the offering and the business model, providers of such services require a license from the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority ("FINMA") or affiliation with a supervisory organization ("AO") or a self-regulatory organization ("SRO"). This article outlines the main features of the relevant financial market regulation and the questions that are currently open.

Spotlight: Swiss Travel Rule

FINMA’s ambitious plans to bring transparency to DLT in the fight against ML/TF comes with considerable challenges.

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Publications

  • Real Estate Taxation

    Real Estate Transactions: A Practical Global Guide 2012

  • Company Law

    Doing Business in Zug 2007

All publications