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Fintech in Switzerland

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Many fintech start-ups and projects show that the legal environment in Switzerland is regarded as beneficial, despite the fact that there are only limited fintech-specific regulations or tax regimes.1

At present, no particular fintech licence exists in Swiss law due to the fact that regulation is technology-neutral and principle-based. Nevertheless, a fintech company might be subject to licensing or ongoing monitoring and reporting mandates. Certain financial operations are supervised continuously by FINMA and necessitate a permit granted by them, whereas others just need to join one of Switzerland's self-regulatory organisations which were established to make certain compliance with anti-money laundering (AML) rules. FINMA acknowledges the regulations of these SROs as an essential minimum standard for AML observance.1

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Swiss Fintech Lawyers

Maxim Minaev

Maxim Minaev

We provide legal and organizational services for the creation, structuring and development of fintech companies

Kristina Berkes

Kristina Berkes

Participation as a lawyer at investment venture funds, leading venture M&A deals in IT, supporting iGaming and business assets

  1. https://thelawreviews.co.uk/title/the-financial-technology-law-review/switzerland
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