Profile

Dr. Frick is a senior attorney with vast experience in supporting clients effectively in their business projects. He is recognised for both his deep knowledge of the law and his entrepreneurial approach to finding tailor-made solutions for his clients. His experience as a business angel and as an active board member in several banks make him a trusted and responsive advisor for any company seeking high quality, hands-on, cost and time efficient and goal focused legal support.

Experience

Dr. Frick counsels Swiss and international banks and other enterprises in particular in the finance industry on various legal and regulatory issues. He advises on FinTech projects and is the editor of the FinTech Law Review. He advises, publishes and lectures also on sanctions and on competition law. Since 2001 he has been a board member of various banks. He has lectured in Banking and Finance in Zurich’s LL.M. Program at the University of Zurich since 1996.

His practice includes

  • Being the outsourced legal department for Swiss banks, advising on all matters of finance, regulatory and corporate law
  • Advising on FinTech projects (crypto brokers, Initial Coin Offerings, escrow structures, distribution, RegTech etc.)
  • Syndicated financings, project finance, trade finance, real estate finance
  • Competition law
  • Sanctions/embargo and trade law
2016 MIT, Boston – FinTech Certificate
2015 University of Zurich, Dept. of History, license
1994 London School of Economics, London, LL.M. EU law, with merit
1992 University of Zurich, Doctorate Exam
1992 Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
1992 Admitted to the Bar, Rechtsanwalt
1991 Law Studies at Zurich University and at Heidelberg University, Germany
Best Lawyers 2017 – 2023
The Legal500 EMEA 2018 – 2022 – Recommended
Who’s Who Legal: Global 2022
Who’s Who Legal: Switzerland 2022
Who’s Who Legal: Global 2021
Who’s Who Legal: Switzerland 2021
Who’s Who Legal: Global 2020
Who’s Who Legal: Switzerland 2020
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Zurich Bar Association
  • IBA International Bar Association
  • Institute for Industrial Property Law
  • Europe Institute of Zurich
  • Swiss Association of Competition Law
  • Business Angels Switzerland
  • SICTIC Swiss ICT Investor Club
  • SFTA Swiss Finance +Technology Association
  • Crypto Valley Association
  • MIT Zurich FinTech Group
  • AT+ICA – Association of Trade and Investment Control Attorneys
2001 Partner, Niederer Kraft Frey
1997 Secondment to Oppenheimer Wolff & Donelly, Brussels, Belgium
1994 Legal Department of European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
1992 Associate, Niederer Kraft Frey
1992 Secondment to Findlay & Tait (today: Bowman Gilfillan), Cape Town, South Africa
1989 Clerk and Senior Clerk with District Court of Meilen, Zurich
1987 Research Assistant at Zurich University

German

English

French

Deals & Cases

16.11.2021

Deutsche Vermögensberatung Aktiengesellschaft DVAG acquires shares of Global Sana AG

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Market Perception

«In addition to being a highly competent lawyer, Thomas Frick continues to impress us with his profound business knowledge in the FinTech space and his entrepreneurial thinking. He has become a true sparring partner for us to develop lasting, pragmatic solutions to our legal and regulatory challenges. »
Legal 500 2022
«He has a very practical mind and is a solution-oriented person. Thomas has longstanding experience and knows how financial institutions work. Hence, he is able to provide practical advice. »
Chambers 2022
«Thomas Frick is a seasoned lawyer who is highly sought after by domestic and multinational banks for complex finance transactions.  »
Who’s Who Legal 2021

Events

21.03.2019

Blockchain Roundtable Workshop: Regulatory and Data Protection Issues

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26.02.2019

Blockchain Roundtable Workshop: Regulatory and Data Protection Issues

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05.07.2018

NKF supports education event of 100 Women in Finance

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Publications

11.08.2021

Getting The Deal Through: Fintech 2022

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11.08.2021

Getting The Deal Through: Fintech 2022

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04.06.2021

Competition Compliance 2021

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Speaking Engagements

07.02.2020

Financial Markets Criminal Law

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12.06.2019

Sectoral Trade Restrictions in Switzerland and China

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21.03.2019

Blockchain Roundtable Workshop: Regulatory and Data Protection Issues

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Newsletters & Alerts

22.04.2020

Competition Law – COVID-19 Update

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31.01.2020

Brexit at last – what it means for Swiss-UK relations

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24.07.2018

Publication of the revised FINMA-Circular 2016/07 “Video and Online Identification”

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