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New Swiss financial market architecture: from fintech to tax and beyond



On 1 January 2019 the new fintech licence regime will come into force. This marks the beginning of the implementation of a new Swiss financial market architecture.

This webinar will discuss the impact of the new fintech licence on Switzerland as a hub for fintech innovations and will highlight other important changes to come, including the following:

  • Which business models can profit from this new licence?
  • How does one obtain a fintech licence?
  • Advantages of choosing Switzerland as a corporate domicile – from regulations to tax
  • Get ready – from a licence for asset managers to a registration for client advisers
  • What cross-border service providers need to know about the new Swiss financial market architecture 2020


Jana Essebier

Jana Essebier specialises in banking and finance law. She regularly advises Swiss and foreign financial market participants on regulatory law and insolvency and restructuring, as well as on litigious matters. One focus of her work is fintech innovations, such as crowdfunding, mobile payment and blockchain, as well as providing legal advice to start-ups. In addition, she advises both financial market participants and investors on derivatives, structured products and other financial instruments. Her experience working in-house at a large international bank has proven invaluable to her clients. She is recognised by the Regulatory Board of the SIX Swiss Exchange as representative of issuers. In addition to her activities as an attorney, she publishes and speaks regularly on current regulatory issues as well as being an active lecturer in banking and capital market law at EXPERTsuisse.

Christoph Niederer

Christoph Niederer primarily advises companies and private individuals on international tax law and procedural and criminal tax law. His clients include several multinationals from various industrial sectors. He also has extensive experience in structuring company sales. In addition to his work as an attorney, Christoph lectures on a regular basis at the Academy of the Swiss Institute of Certified Accountants and Tax Consultants and for a number of years worked as a substitute judge at the Zurich District Court.


Dr. Jana Essebier
Christoph Niederer


15 January 2019
15:00 - 15:55 UTC
55 min