Banking and finance
- Banking and finance law
- Asset managers
- FSCin, FIA
- Investment funds
Fontanet & Partners advises banks and asset managers in order to establish and optimise their contractual documentation. Our philosophy is to draft contracts that are concise and understandable for all parties in order to avoid misunderstandings and future conflicts.
On 1 January 2020, the new Financial Services Act (FSCin) and the new Financial Institutions Act (FIA) entered into force. They will profoundly change the world of self-regulation and will have an impact on the information and documentation to be given to clients.
Other new features are planned or under development in the areas of investment funds (Limited Qualified Investor Fund (L-QIF)), crypto-currency, the fight against money laundering, etc.
The application of the MiFID II directive and the MiFIR regulation to institutions active in Switzerland raises delicate questions. The same applies to cross-border activities.
Developments in case law, particularly in criminal law, are creating new risks for asset managers.
We closely monitor such developments and advise our clients in light of the changes. We listen to them, pass on our knowledge, analyse their needs and provide them with the legal and compliance tools they need to carry out their activities.