Bertrand Schott advises domestic and international banks, asset managers, fund management companies, financial market infrastructures and other financial institutions as well as investors in all aspects of financial market regulation, often in cross-border projects. He is regularly instructed by his clients to prepare complex documentation, to draft legal opinions or to represent them before FINMA, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority.
His main activities include:
New regulations and developments, in particular the Financial Services Act and FinTech: structuring offer, implementation, documentation
Financial market infrastructures, in particular trading venues, payment systems, central counterparties: obtaining licenses and recognitions
Trading in financial instruments: implementation of derivatives trading regulation, co-author of the ICMA/ISLA industry opinions on the framework agreements for securities lending and repo transactions, drafting of various netting opinions
Corporate law, M&A: organisation, corporate governance, transactions
Management and distribution of investment funds: advice on organization, delegation, documentation
- IBA International Bar Association
- Swiss Bar Association
- Zurich Bar Association
Bertrand has been an excellent partner in connection with the work we have done together. He is calm and deliberate, but his experience has clearly helped us achieve the results we were seeking.
Bertrand Schott is smart, friendly, and easy to work with.