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HSW Legal


HSW Legal Ltd is a focused boutique law firm based in Zurich specialising in collective investment schemes, asset management and financial regulation. We are full service within our niches.

HSW Legal Ltd advises on a wide range of complex and routine collective investment schemes and asset management matters, including fund formation, fund governance and operations, distribution, stock exchange listings, regulatory and compliance issues as well as licencing matters. Our client base includes Swiss domiciled fund management companies, asset managers, distributors and representatives, pension schemes, investment foundations and institutional investors as well as foreign fund providers and asset managers performing activities in or distributing their funds into Switzerland.

We are experienced in working with the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA, the Occupational Pension Supervisory Committee (OAK BV) and the SIX Swiss Exchange and we are members of the Swiss Funds & Asset Management Association SFAMA and actively participating in various working groups.

We combine well-grounded national and international education and diverse work experiences in law firms, financial institutions, courts and at the regulator, with a wide and long-standing experience in financial services law. Our working experience and background enable us to understand the practical needs of our clients and to provide pro-active, professional and solution-oriented advice.

Recently, HSW Legal Ltd has been listed in Chambers Europe 2018 as an ‘Other Noted Firm’ in Investment Funds Switzerland.

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