Hans Moritz is Founder and Partner at CapstoneLaw. He counsels international and domestic asset managers, funds, institutional and private investors, banks, and other financial intermediaries on investment management and corporate matters as well as financial market regulations. Hans focuses on formation, marketing and management of private funds, manager and fund level transactions, operational and compliance issues as well as regulatory filings.

He advises institutional and private investors in connection with a wide range of semi liquid and illiquid investments through managed accounts, club deals, and commingled products and is experienced in fund interest acquisitions and negotiation of co-investments. He has guided clients through multiple commercial challenges including key person events, investor defaults, manager replacements, spin-outs and other strategic corporate transactions.

Hans’s breadth of expertise and leadership of complex fund related transactions across multiple jurisdictions have earned him a reputation as a leader in private fund matters across a wide variety of strategies including private equity, venture capital, renewable power, real estate and private credit including direct lending, corporate private placement as well as mezzanine financing. As a speaker, Hans is addressing audiences at international fund and investor conferences and is involved in developing policy maker initiatives.

Hans received his Doctorate in Law from the University of Lausanne (2004) and his Master in European and International Economic Law from LMU Munich (2003). He is admitted in Zurich (Art. 28 BGFA) and Munich. Who’s Who Legal 2021 has highlighted him for his “dedication”, “detailed understanding of the complexities involved in fund management” and “immaculate knowledge of regulatory and sales compliance”.

  • Partner with CapstoneLaw, Zurich, since 2017
  • BlackRock Switzerland, previously Swiss Re Private Equity Partners: In-House Counsel (since 2015 Deputy Head Legal & Compliance BlackRock Switzerland), Zurich, 2012 – 2017.
  • UBS AG: In-House Counsel and Private Funds Product Expert, Zurich, 2008 – 2012.
  • Equity Trust Fund Services, In-House Counsel, Luxembourg, 2007 – 2008.
  • Bundesverband Alternative Investments, In-House Counsel, Bonn, 2006 – 2007.
  • Ebner Stolz, Associate, Munich, 2004 – 2006.
  • Member Zurich Bar Association
  • Member Swiss Bar Association
  • Member Munich Bar Association
  • Member L-QIF working group – Swiss Asset Management Association
  • Zurich, Switzerland (Art. 28 BGFA)
  • Munich, Germany (Art. 12 BRAO)
  • Doctorate in Law (Doctorat en Droit), UniversitĂ© de Lausanne, 2004 (Prix de l’Association des Anciens Étudiants de l’UniversitĂ© de Lausanne).
  • Master in European and International Economic Law (LL.M.Eur.), Ludwig-Maximilians-UniversitĂ€t MĂŒnchen, 2003 (with highest distinction).
  • Bar Exam (Second State Exam), Munich, 2001, Secondments with Lette LLP, MontrĂ©al and Drew & Napier LLC, Singapore.
  • Certificate in Financial Accounting and Balance Sheet Analysis, Chamber of Commerce, Munich, 2000.
  • Graduate Law Degree (First State Exam), Munich, 1999, Law Studies at Ludwig-Maximilians-UniversitĂ€t MĂŒnchen and UniversitĂ© de Lausanne.
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • The Financial Services Act and the Financial Institutions Act (with Dirk Spiegel), in Citywire Swiss Edition, October 2018.
  • Thorough Due Diligence Required – Legal and Tax Aspects of Private Market Investments, in German, (with Mirjam Staub-Bisang), in Schweizer Personalvorsorge 09/2018, p. 88 – 89.
  • Reforming Hedge Fund Regulation in Germany (with Achim PĂŒtz), in International Investor, Spring 2007, p. 92 – p. 94.
  • German Hedge Fund Regulation – a Perspective on Forthcoming Developments, (with Achim PĂŒtz), in Euromoney – Hedge Fund and Alternative Investments Handbook 2007, p. 57 – p. 63.
  • Amendment of the German Investment Act (with Achim PĂŒtz), in German, in Absolutreport February/March 2007, p. 32 – p. 39.
  • Hedge Fund Regulation in Germany – Some Room for Improvement (with Achim PĂŒtz), in German, in Absolutreport 06/2006, p. 46 – p. 53.
  • The German Sales Prospectus Ordinance: Legal Requirements of the Sales Prospectus of Closed-ended Funds, in German, (with Paul Grimm), in Betriebs-Berater 7/2005, p. 337 – p. 344.
  • Closed-Ended Funds under Scrutiny: Grey Areas of the future Sales Prospectus Liability. In German (with Paul Grimm), in Berater-Brief Vermögen 1/2005, p. 11 – p. 14.
  • The Sales Prospectus of Closed-Ended Funds, in German, (with Paul Grimm), in Betriebs-Berater 34/2004, p. 1801 – p. 1802.
  • Amendment of the German Sales Prospectus Act – Current Trends, in German (with Paul Grimm), in Betriebs-Berater 25/2004, p. 1352 – p. 1357.
  • Minority Squeeze Out in Stock Companies, in German, 329 pages, Baden-Baden (Germany), 2004
Who’s Who Legal, Global Guide 2021 and 2022:
  • Category: Private Funds – Formation
  • Category: Private Funds – Regulatory
Who’s Who Legal, Switzerland 2021 and 2022:
  • Category: Investment Management

Who’s Who Legal Practice Area Guides identify international leaders in their area of expertise.

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”.