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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…
Oktober 5, 2020

Authorisation and supervision procedures

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

Licensing procedure for independent asset managers

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

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…
Januar 19, 2020

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.
Januar 19, 2020
Financial Regulation

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…
Januar 19, 2020
strategic and efficient advice

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…
April 21, 2019

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…
April 8, 2019


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

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

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…
Januar 22, 2021

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

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