Webinar - New Swiss distributed ledger technology legislation

Thursday, 25 February 2021
Lexology Webinar

On 25 September 2020 the Swiss Parliament adopted certain amendments to legislation pursuant to which the Swiss legal framework will specifically recognise a new type of dematerialised securities, based on distributed ledger technology (DLT) or similar technologies, and financial infrastructure laws will be adapted to become compatible with such new financial instruments. The core provisions should enter into force on 1 February 2021 and the remaining changes on 1 August 2021, together with the implementing ordinance, which is currently undergoing a public consultation.

During this webinar, we will discuss certain key aspects that market participants, issuers and investors should consider as they evaluate the legal implications and strategic considerations of digitalisation and using DLT for raising capital through or investing in tokenised debt or equity securities, including:

  • requirements of the new form of DLT registered rights;
  • legal and regulatory requirements for the issuance, custody and trading of DLT-based digital assets;
  • risk management and liability considerations;
  • new financial infrastructure for DLT-based securities; and
  • standards, certifications and pitfalls to avoid – how to navigate the new legal requirements in practice.

Profile Fedor Poskriakov

Profile Lukas Staub

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