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Sandro Abegglen advises leading Swiss and international banks, asset managers, broker-dealers, fund providers, investment foundations, insurers/reinsurers and institutional investors on a broad variety of regulatory, civil law and other critical laws, such and blocking statutes and KYC/AML regulations. He has a leading role in advising on upcoming new financial services regulations, such as the Swiss Financial Services Act (FIDLEG) and the Swiss Financial Institutions Act (FINIG).

  • Represented a Swiss bank in a complex regulatory enforcement proceeding of FINMA, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority 
  • Led the team in a USD 500 million international litigation as counsel to major bank (defendant) 
  • Advised on structuring and required regulatory licenses for forming a bank subsidiary and bank branch in Switzerland, and on the change of control in a Swiss incorporated bank 
  • Led the team conducting an internal investigation for a bank on non-permitted transactions 
  • Advised on the setting up and licensing of one of the largest asset manager in the insurance linked investment expertise area 

  • Banking
  • Financial services regulatory
  • Hedge funds
  • Investment funds
  • Private equity funds
  • Real estate funds

  • Banking
  • Financial services
  • Insurance
  • Investment management

  • Switzerland

  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Zurich Bar Association 
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Member Legal Committee Swiss Funds and Asset Management Association (SFAMA)

  • Assistant Professor (Privatdozent, PD) (Prof. Wiegand, Prof. von Büren), University of Berne (2002)
  • LL.M., University of Texas at Austin School of Law (1996)
  • PhD (Dr. iur.) (Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wiegand), University of Berne (1995)