Martin Schaub’s practice focuses on financial markets supervisory law, anti-money laundering law, banking law in general and internal and supervisory investigations. He also regularly advises financial industry clients on secrecy, blocking and data protection statutes and economic sanctions and assists them in legal and administrative assistance proceedings.


Martin Schaub has assisted financial institutions and their senior management in FINMA investigations and enforcement proceedings, as well as in subsequent court appeals, e.g. for alleged stock market manipulation or violations of AML requirements.

White-collar crime investigations and related legal and administrative assistance proceedings are another area of experience. In this context, Martin Schaub has also organized and supervised complex internal investigations involving the analysis of financial transactions, e.g. in the areas of market making and derivatives hedging.

2011 Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, Visiting Researcher
2010 Harvard Law School, Visiting Researcher
2010 World Trade Institute, Berne, Visiting Researcher
2009 University of Zurich, Dr. iur.
2007 University of Cambridge, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, Visiting Fellow
2002 University of Zurich, lic. iur.
Best Lawyers 2024
The Legal500 EMEA 2024 – Recommended
Best Lawyers 2023
The Legal500 EMEA 2018 – Recommended
  • SVIR/SSDI Swiss Society for International Law
  • International Law Association, Swiss Branch
2022 Counsel, Niederer Kraft Frey
2018 Senior Associate, Niederer Kraft Frey
2014 Associate, Niederer Kraft Frey
2012 Junior Associate, Niederer Kraft Frey
2003 Assistant for Swiss Constitutional and Public International Law at University of Zurich




Deals & Cases


Confederation and UBS sign CHF 9bn Loss Protection Agreement

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Firm News


NKF appoints two new counsels as of 1 July 2022

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Haftung einer Bank für Geldwäscherei durch Unterlassungen von Angestellten (Bundesgerichtsurteil 4A_…

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Kommentierung Art. 38–40 FINIG

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Financial Services M&A: Switzerland, 2023

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Speaking Engagements


Haftung der Bank und des Vermögensverwalters für Straftaten, insb. Geldwäscherei

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Newsletters & Alerts


Bundesgericht stellt Regelung zum Aufwendungsersatz für Fondsleitungen in Frage

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New AML duties with need for clarification

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