Simon Bühler is a banking and regulatory specialist who advises Swiss and international clients on a broad spectrum of regulatory matters and financial transactions. His expertise covers advising banks, insurance companies and financial institutions on licenses (including FinTech), regulatory, civil law and compliance matters. Simon also supports clients in internal investigations and represents them in contentious regulatory matters, such as enforcement.

Deals & Cases

HCL Technologies acquires Confinale
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ICIG announces sale of CordenPharma to Astorg
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Non-contentious regulatory matters:

Simon is advising and representing banks, insurance companies, aircraft and shipping services, 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
The Legal500 EMEA 2024 – Recommended
2024 Partner, Niederer Kraft Frey
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




Deals & Cases


Smart Building & Industrial Services GmbH acquires Swibox Holding AG

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Leonteq acquires a 10% stake in the Swiss stock exchange BX Swiss

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Solar Impulse Foundation launches RUNWAY, a new matchmaking tool for cleantech

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Market Perception

«I would rate his client service and general level of service, level of sophistication and commercial awareness and vision as very strong. I can highly recommend Mr. Bloch and also Mr. Bühler in all matters.»
Chambers 2024
«Simon Bühler has good knowledge and knows how to use it.»
Legal 500 2024



Compliance Breakfast

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Money Laundering Risk: Litigation as the new battlefield?

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Firm News


NKF appoints four new partners and one counsel

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

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NKF promotes four senior associates as of 1 January 2020

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Switzerland’s New Financial Market Architecture

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

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