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Fintech regulation in Switzerland

Fintech regulation in Switzerland The Swiss fintech landscape has evolved significantly over the past few years and Switzerland continues to be an attractive area for innovators in the financial sector. Switzerland has no specific prohibitions…

12.10.2018

FINMA supervision for Goldblum and Partners

Goldblum aims to build reliable relations with clients and to protect the client’s interests. Several days ago we made a huge step forward towards increasing trust in our law firm. Our team is proud and…

A step forward the revised rules on video and online identification

  On March 28, the consultation period on the amended FINMA Circular 2016/7 has ended. Earlier this year, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) had amended its Circular 2016/7 that established the requirements for…

10.04.2018

Financial Market Supervisory Authority issues guidance on stay regulations

On March 21, the Swiss Financial Market Authority (FINMA) has issued the FINMA Guidance 1/2018 – “Implementation of the requirement for amending financial contracts”. The document clarifies FINMA’s supervisory practice regarding the implementation of the…

05.04.2018

Financial Market Supervisory Authority clarifies the ICO Guidelines

As reported by Goldblum and Partners earlier this year, following a growing interest in cryptocurrencies, on February 16th the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) published a series of guidelines on Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). This…

02.04.2018

The Swiss Council of States Publishes Observations on the FIDLEG and FINIG Bills

  On March 13, the Swiss Council of States has published its overview of the Financial Services Act Bill (FIDLEG) and Financial Institutions Act bill (FINIG). The FIDLEG introduces a series of new and more…

18.03.2018

Goldblum and Partners advised Fintech Intermediary

Goldblum and Partners has advised a Swiss Fintech start-up on the legal requirements for establishing as a financial services intermediary in Switzerland. The start-up had previously raised CHF 27 Million from international investors. Goldblum provided…

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority issues guidelines on ICOs

Following a sharp increase in the number of initial coin offerings (ICOs) taking place in Switzerland, yesterday the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) published a series of guidelines that integrate the FINMA Guidance 04/2017,…

16.02.2018

ICO & Blockchain Working Group Formed.

A blockchain and ICO working group has been formed by the (SIF) State Secretariat for International Financial Matters specifically tasked to overlook the legality and operational framework of ICO and blockchain in regards to their…

25.01.2018

Newly released FINMA regulations for Swiss banks, securities and insurance providers.

Beginning on April 1, 2018, FINMA (The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority) will begin enforcing a number of new regulations on Banks and Insurance companies. Officially the 2018/03 Outsourcing – Banks and Insurance Companies, the…

23.01.2018