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

Oktober 5, 2020
CAPSTONELAW is offering an initial training course for client advisers who must be entered in a Register of Advisers in…

Authorisation and supervision procedures

April 1, 2020
With the introduction of the new financial market legislation in Switzerland, the legal regulation of the asset management industry is…
Fund Formation & Asset Manager Advisory

Licensing procedure for independent asset managers

Januar 20, 2020
With the introduction of FINIG, independent asset managers of individual client assets are now subject to FINMA supervision.
Commercial & Contract Law

Stepping into a new era

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

Redtape is the price of progress

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

Legal and tax aspects of private market investments

Januar 19, 2020
Investments in assets that are not traded on the stock exchange are becoming increasingly popular with Swiss pension funds. In…
strategic and efficient advice

Financial Services Ordinance (FIDLEV) – Rules of Conduct

April 21, 2019
The FIDLEV specifies all provisions of the FIDLEG in connection with the offering of financial services. Accordingly, the ordinance primarily…

Financial Services Ordinance (FIDLEV) – From distribution to offer

April 8, 2019
At its meeting on 24 October 2018, the Federal Council opened the consultation procedure on the three ordinances containing the…


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.

SEPTEMBER 28, 2020

The youngest member of the Asset Management Association Switzerland

The Asset Management Platform Switzerland and the Swiss Funds and Asset Management Association SFAMA will merge in autumn 2020. The merger is intended to strengthen the systematic focus on asset management even further and to underscore its economic importance. We are excited to announce that since September 25, CapstoneLaw Zurich is the youngest member of the Asset Management Association Switzerland and will be an active member of the Limited Qualified Investment Fund (LQIF) working group.



Commercial & Contract Law

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

Februar 2, 2021
The revision of Swiss company law modernises Swiss company law while retaining its core principles.

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

Januar 22, 2021
In the course of the entry into force of the new financial market legislation, i.e. the Financial Services Act with…

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

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