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CISA 2 years on...the Distribution of Foreign funds in Switzerland

Posted by on 29 March 2017

It has been two years since the transitional period of the amended Swiss Collective Investment Schemes Act ended and the market practice established over the past two years has very much taken shape.

We have prepared a summary for you, which examines the following aspects of the distribution of foreign funds to qualified investors:

  • Distribution or No Distribution
  • Qualified Investors
  • Distributors' Duties
  • Duty to Maintain Records
  • Representatives and Paying Agents

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Dunja Koch

Dunja Koch has expertise in all aspects of corporate and finance law, advising mainly UK and US clients with regard to Switzerland. She is the managing partner of the London office. She joined the firm in 1998 and became a partner in 2003. She regularly works on corporate and M&A deals, as well as leveraged and acquisition finance transactions, but also project, commodity and asset finance matters, including aircraft finance. Here, she acts on behalf of aircraft manufacturers, banks and leasing companies in relation to the Swiss aspects of acquisition of aircraft and engines. Her practice further covers regulatory matters, where she advises asset managers, funds, securities dealers and other financial institutions in relation to their cross-border activities in Switzerland. The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2019 recommended her as a top foreign lawyer in London. Chambers Global (2020) ranked her as leader in the fields of Banking & Finance and Investment Funds. She was also specifically recommended in the 2019 edition of the Legal 500 EMEA for Banking & Finance as well as Transport Law matters and named one of IFLR1000’s Women Leaders- an elite cohort of the 300 leading female transactional experts in local markets globally. She is the only practitioner from Switzerland to be featured in the guide. Dunja Koch holds a law degree from the University of Zurich and a LL.M. from Queen Mary, University of London. She qualified in Geneva in 1997 and in England and Wales in 1999. She speaks German, French, English and Italian. She is registered on the roll of attorneys in Zurich and a member of the International Bar Association (IBA), Association Suisse de Droit Aérien et Spatial and the Aviation Club of the UK.

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Jérôme Pidoux

Jérôme's practice focuses on banking, finance and regulatory matters, as well as corporate and commercial transactions. He joined our London office as an associate in 2014. Prior to joining Froriep, he worked for several years in the corporate group of a business law firm in Geneva. He graduated from the University of Fribourg in 2004 and earned an LL.M. from New York University, as well as a Certificate in Law and Business from Stern School of Business, in 2010. He was admitted to the Geneva bar in 2009 and to the New York bar in 2013. His working languages are French and English, and he has a good command of German.

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