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The firm

CapstoneLaw is a leading law firm in investment management and financial services with offices in Zurich and Amsterdam.


CapstoneLaw is the law firm of choice for a variety of clients including Swiss, EU, US and other fund managers.

Hans Moritz is widely recognised as a specialist in investment management who clients “appreciate for his dedication and specialist know-how which enables him to propose practicable, implementable solutions”.


CapstoneLaw has finely tuned legal, compliance and business experience along the entire value chain of investment management and financial services.


Our breadth of industry experience ensures strategic and efficient advice.

FinSA and FinIA entered into force

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10 February 2021

CapstoneLaw Private Market Roundtable: Infrastructure Investments

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20 July 2020

CapstoneLaw Private Market Roundtable: Venture Capital

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13 November 2019 / Zürich

CapstoneLaw: Private Markets Event

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15 September 2020

CapstoneLaw Webcast: PAN European Private Funds Lawyers’ Roundtable

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April 21, 2020

CapstoneLaw Private Market Roundtable: Real Estate

News & publications

March 17, 2022

Investment management law firm CapstoneLaw bolsters its European reach with the arrival of Nesbit West as a Partner.

He will be based in Amsterdam and Zurich. Nesbit advises European investment managers on fund formation initiatives including governance, operational implementation and regulatory matters on a wide variety of strategies including private equity, venture capital, infrastructure and real estate. He leads LP fund and co-investment reviews including operational due diligences and portfolio investment transactions.

With more than 20 years of experience, he has forged relationships with leading private equity firms, pensions, public/semi-public investment institutions and insurance companies. The addition of Nesbit West follows the addition of Ronald Wijs and Bruce McKay in Q4 2021.

CapstoneLaw’s investment management practice has completed multiple leading fund formation, corporate and regulatory initiatives for domestic and international managers and institutional investors.

The firm’s lawyers have advised clients in virtually every spectrum of investment management activities and are uniquely positioned to advise on domestic and multi-jurisdictional transactions. CapstoneLaw embodies an approach of integrating different skillsets and professional experiences into clear and transparent advice.

Mai 17, 2022 in News

Cross-Border distribution rules: where next for non-EU investment managers?

Using reverse solicitation to distribute fund products to EU investors, has since the introduction of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers…
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Februar 2, 2021 in News

The „great“ reform of the law on shares in Switzerland

The revision of Swiss company law modernises Swiss company law while retaining its core principles.
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Januar 22, 2021 in News

New FINMA Financial Institutions Ordinance and revised FINMA Collective Investment Schemes Ordinance

In the course of the entry into force of the new financial market legislation, i.e. the Financial Services Act with…
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Oktober 5, 2020 in News

Limited Qualified Investor Fund (L-QIF) – The latest developments

Message and second draft of the amendment to the Collective Investment Schemes Act
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Oktober 5, 2020 in Trainings

Course offering – initial training in the field of FINSA Rules of Conduct

CAPSTONELAW is offering an initial training course for client advisers who must be entered in a Register of Advisers in…
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April 1, 2020 in Publications

Authorisation and supervision procedures

With the introduction of the new financial market legislation in Switzerland, the legal regulation of the asset management industry is…
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Januar 20, 2020 in Publications

Licensing procedure for independent asset managers

With the introduction of FINIG, independent asset managers of individual client assets are now subject to FINMA supervision.
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Januar 19, 2020 in Publications

Stepping into a new era

As the Swiss financial services industry prepares for the introduction of FinSA and FinIA next year, two legal experts explain…
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Januar 19, 2020 in Publications

Redtape is the price of progress

FinSA and FinIA may create extra administrative work, but these milestone acts will help modernise the Swiss finance sector.
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Januar 19, 2020 in Publications

Legal and tax aspects of private market investments

Investments in assets that are not traded on the stock exchange are becoming increasingly popular with Swiss pension funds. In…
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April 21, 2019 in Publications

Financial Services Ordinance (FIDLEV) – Rules of Conduct

The FIDLEV specifies all provisions of the FIDLEG in connection with the offering of financial services. Accordingly, the ordinance primarily…
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April 8, 2019 in Publications

Financial Services Ordinance (FIDLEV) – From distribution to offer

At its meeting on 24 October 2018, the Federal Council opened the consultation procedure on the three ordinances containing the…
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