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No matter what part you play in the economy, our blog will provide you with a wealth of up-to-date and interesting articles, resources and checklists from the various areas of law.

The blog’s authors are all partners and employees of our firm, ensuring you benefit not only from the best legal knowledge, but also from examples drawn from their many years of practical experience.

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Ronald Kogens

Ronald Kogens

Ronald Kogens’s practice is focused on disruptive technologies. He advises Swiss and international clients as well as public entities in corporate and technology-related transactions. Ronald Kogens has in-depth knowledge of IP/IT law, in particular licensing of IP-rights, IP-transaction, financial market and contract law. He is an expert in the field of blockchain technology, crypto-currencies and crypto-tokens. He joined Froriep in 2017 as an associate and became partner in July 2019. Before that he worked for a major global consulting firm. He was also part of the legal counsel team of a public listed pharmaceutical company at the headquarters in Switzerland and worked for its subsidiary in the United States. Ronald Kogens graduated in law from the University of Lucerne in 2011 and was admitted to the St. Gallen Bar in 2012. In 2016 he was awarded a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in business law from the Chapman University, California, United States. His working languages are German and English.

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Topics: Corporate & M&A  DLT (Blockchain) & Fintech  Start-up 

The Importance of Governance in Building Ecosystems

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Topics: Artificial Intelligence  DLT (Blockchain) & Fintech  Financial Services 

At the Verge of Regulation: Trading Signals and Copy Trading (Trading Bots)

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Topics: Technology  DLT (Blockchain) & Fintech 

Qualification of LIBRA under Swiss Financial Market Laws - FINMA publishes 'stable coin' guidelines

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA (FINMA) published a supplementary guideline to the ICO guidelines February 16, 2019, where FINMA outlines on how it treats so-called ‘stable coins’ under Swiss financial market law. In addition, FINMA provides an indication on how it will apply the financial market laws to Libra, the crypto project initiated by Facebook.  

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Topics: LexCast  DLT (Blockchain) & Fintech 

LexCast: Responsibility and Liability in Relation to Decentralised Systems and Projects

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24 May 2018 | |
Topics: Data Privacy 

Simple in Theory, Complex in Practice: The dual role as controller and processor under the General Data Protection Regulation

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Topics: Technology  DLT (Blockchain) & Fintech 

Practical Aspects of Initial Token Offerings (Part 2)

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Topics: Technology  DLT (Blockchain) & Fintech 

Practical Aspects of Initial Token Offerings (Part 1)

Each one of the many ICOs on which we have advised or are advising have their own peculiarities and different treatment. However, there are some underlying fundamentals which remain the same for tokens of the same token class (see our token framework proposal).

We have decided to share these insights with the community. This article therefore is the start of a series of blog posts with practical insights on specific things to be considered when preparing an Initial Token Offering.

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Topics: Technology  DLT (Blockchain) & Fintech 

How Crypto-Tokens qualify under Swiss Law: a comprehensive Framework

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4 September 2017 |
Topics: Technology  DLT (Blockchain) & Fintech 

Starting an Initial Token Offering (ITO, also called Initial Coin Offering or ICO) - Things to Consider

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