Profile

Yannick Wettstein specializes in the regulation of financial services and the structuring, issuance, distribution and listing of investment funds, structured products and other financial instruments. He advises Swiss and foreign banks, investment funds and their management companies, asset managers, investment advisors, distributors and pension funds on the Swiss regulatory and civil law requirements applicable to their organization, services and products. Yannick frequently represents clients in regulatory proceedings before the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA), the Occupational Pension Supervisory Commission (OPSC) and SIX Swiss Exchange.

Experience

Yannick’s areas of expertise include the legal structuring of retail and institutional funds, with a particular focus on real estate and alternative investment funds, the regulation of cross-border financial services and the requirements for the offering of financial products in and from Switzerland. Yannick represents clients in the context of licensing, approval and notification proceedings proceedings vis-à-vis FINMA. Yannick specialises in pension fund regulation and he advises Swiss and international fund promotors on sales efforts to Swiss pension funds and on the setting-up of tailor-made fund structures for Swiss pension funds. Yannick is a recognised representative of SIX Swiss Exchange and advises in listings of ETFs and structured products.

2017 SIX Swiss Exchange – Recognition as recognised representative
2013 Admitted to the Bar, Rechtsanwalt
2010 Master of Arts HSG in Law
The Legal500 EMEA 2021 – Recommended
  • Zurich Bar Association
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • IBA International Bar Association
2023 Counsel, Niederer Kraft Frey
2017 Senior Associate, Niederer Kraft Frey
2013 Associate, Niederer Kraft Frey
2010 Junior Associate, Niederer Kraft Frey
2007 Assistant for Public Business Law with special focus on Construction, Planning and Environmental Law

German

English

French

Firm News

14.12.2022

NKF appoints three new partners and two new counsel

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Publications

30.03.2020

Debt Capital Markets in Switzerland 2020

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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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Speaking Engagements

09.12.2022

Angebotsbegriff gemäss FIDLEG/KAG

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07.12.2018

Die Zukunft des Vertriebsvertrages unter FIDLEG/FINIG

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Newsletters & Alerts

25.09.2015

Client Alert September 2015 (Continued Appointment of Swiss Representative and Paying Agent once Distr…

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08.08.2014

CLIENT ALERT AUGUST 2014 (AN INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS ACT [FINIG])

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