For more than three decades, François Bianchi has specialised in banking and banking regulation. He advises and represents financial institutions in regulatory proceedings before FINMA, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority. He also has a strong practice in white collar crime and investigations.

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

Experience

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

  • Domestic and international banks and asset managers doing business in Switzerland
  • Domestic and international broker-dealers and issuing houses doing business in Switzerland
  • Swiss and international fund providers in the context of the Federal Collective Investment Schemes regulations
  • Swiss financial institutions in connection with internal investigation matters
  • Swiss investment foundations with an investment focus on private debt and real estate

François Bianchi serves on the boards of various regulated financial services providers.

  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Zurich Bar Association
  • IBA International Bar Association
  • SFTA Swiss Finance + Technology Association

Market Perception

  • François M Bianchi is a standout name, earning acclaim for his immense experience advising domestic and international clients on collective investment arrangements.

    Who's Who Legal 2021
  • François Bianchi often works with banks and financial institutions as issuers and lead managers in DCM mandates. He is considered by sources to be a 'debt capital specialist.'

    Chambers Global 2020
  • François Bianchi impresses market commentators with his remarkable facility for providing first-rate counsel on debt and equity transactions, as well as regulation.

    Who's Who Legal 2020
  • François Bianchi is 'very well known for banking regulatory work' and is highly experienced in FINMA regulatory proceedings.

    Who's Who Legal 2018
  • The 'excellent' François Bianchi boasts a superb reputation for debt and equity capital markets transactions, with sources commenting, 'He is particularly strong in the debt space'.

    Who's Who Legal 2018
  • Outstanding, diligent and pro-active.

    Legal 500 2018

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