For more than two decades, Christoph Balsiger has specialised in banking and banking regulation. He advises and represents financial institutions in regulatory proceedings before FINMA, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority and SIX Swiss Exchange.

Christoph advises issuing houses, issuers and lead managers in debt, equity and equity linked capital market transactions, structuring and registration of collective investment schemes, structuring of complex derivative transactions, AMCs (actively managed certificates), structured finance transactions, EMTN, warrant and structured products programmes.


Counselling Swiss and international institutions in legal and regulatory matters, in particular:

  • Domestic and international banks and asset managers

  • Domestic and international broker-dealers and issuing houses

  • Swiss and international fund providers in the context of the Federal Collective Investment Schemes regulations

  • Swiss or international institutions in connection with complex M&A transactions

  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Zurich Bar Association

Market Perception

  • Christoph Balsiger 'stands out for his work on debt matters' according to one impressed commentator, and regularly advises clients on regulatory aspects of complex transactions.

    Who's Who Legal 2018
  • Clients say that Christoph Balsiger is 'focused on the important points and very reasonable'.

    Chambers Global 2017
  • Christoph Balsiger has 'a long track record of excellence', advising on all aspects of securities law, representing clients in stock exchange listings, regulatory and supervisory procedures and in proceedings before the takeover commission.

    Who's Who Legal 2016
  • He is noted for his work on securities, structured debt and derivatives and is described as a 'very reliable and constructive lawyer.'

    Chambers Global 2015

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