Profile

Simon Bühler advises Swiss and international clients on the full spectrum of domestic and cross-border regulatory issues and transactions in the financial sector. He regularly represents clients before authorities and courts.

Deals & Cases

01.06.2022
HCL Technologies acquires Confinale
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04.05.2022
ICIG announces sale of CordenPharma to Astorg
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Experience

Non-contentious regulatory matters:

Simon is advising and representing banks, insurance companies, securities houses, asset managers and non-supervised corporations on regulatory, civil law, sanctions and compliance (esp. AML, anti-corruption) issues. He is regularly involved in the authorization of new financial institutions (including FinTech), mergers and acquisitions in the financial industry, derivative transactions, bank recovery and resolution, IT/outsourcing, civil law, sanction and compliance matters.

Contentious regulatory matters:

Simon’s practice includes internal corporate and regulatory investigations, white collar crime, regulatory enforcement and investigations and litigation in the financial sector. He has worked on large cross-border investigations initiated by Swiss and U.S. authorities, has conducted comprehensive reviews and represented clients in enforcement proceedings brought by the Swiss supervisory authorities FINMA and the CDB Supervisory Board, and, in cooperation with international counsel, by other regulatory and law enforcement authorities. He further represents clients at the Federal Administrative Court and the Swiss Supreme Court against FINMA decisions and before civil courts in litigations involving regulatory, code of conduct, AML/corruption or contractual matters in the financial sector.

2018 Harvard Law School, LL.M.
2016 University of Zurich, Ph.D./Dr. iur. (summa cum laude, Issekutz Award and Prof. Walther Hug Award (2017))
2013 Admitted to the Bar (Rechtsanwalt)
2013 University of St. Gallen, B.A. HSG in Economics
2010 University of St. Gallen, M.A. HSG in Law
2010 University of Geneva, Certificate in Transnational Law
2009 University of St. Gallen, B.A. HSG in Law
2020 Senior Associate, Niederer Kraft Frey
2018 Associate, Niederer Kraft Frey
2015 Associate with major Swiss business law firm
2013 Research and teaching assistant to Prof. Dr. iur. Hans Caspar von der Crone in the fields of private and commercial law at the University of Zurich
2012 Law clerk at the District Court of St. Gallen
2009 Research and teaching assistant to Prof. Dr. iur. Peter Hettich in the field of public economic law at the University of St. Gallen

German

English

French

Deals & Cases

01.06.2022

HCL Technologies acquires Confinale

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04.05.2022

ICIG announces sale of CordenPharma to Astorg

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Events

08.07.2021

Money Laundering Risk: Litigation as the new battlefield?

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Firm News

27.10.2022

NKF launches technology-based alternative legal services provider The Lab by NKF

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10.01.2022

NKF promotes four senior associates as of 1 January 2020

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Publications

21.02.2020

Switzerland’s New Financial Market Architecture

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11.12.2019

Switzerland’s New Financial Market Architecture (3rd Edition / 2019)

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