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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: Financial Services 

Switzerland is strenghtening its competitiveness as Fund Centre - a new, unregulated fund category for qualified investors is proposed

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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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11 July 2017 |
Topics: Corporate & M&A  Banking & Finance 

Swiss Regulation of FinTech – New FinTech rules will enter into force on 1 August 2017

In February 2017, we reported on the opening of a consultation on new draft regulations designed to reduce barriers to entry for FinTech firms and to strengthen the attractiveness of the Swiss financial markets. The consultation process was closed on 8 May 2017. Following certain suggestions made, the Federal Council during its meeting of 5 July 2017 implemented the proposed changes to the law resulting in simplifications not only for FinTech firms but also for established financial service providers. Read more about the amendments which will enter into force on 1 August 2017.

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