Fedor Poskriakov Deputy Managing Partner, Head of Fintech
Attorney at Law

Fedor Poskriakov

Deputy Managing Partner, Head of Fintech
Attorney at Law
+41 58 450 70 00
fedor.poskriakov@lenzstaehelin.com
Geneva
Route de Chêne 30
CH-1211 Geneva
www.lenzstaehelin.com
  • Expertise

    Fedor Poskriakov is a deputy managing partner in our Banking and Finance practice and is based at our Geneva office. His area of expertise lies in banking, securities, and finance law, with a particular focus on fintech. Fedor regularly provides advice on complex and novel regulatory, contractual, and corporate matters. His comprehensive experience, coupled with his skillful approach, enables him to provide valuable insights and strategic advice to clients. Fedor has also developed a specialized skill set in advising on new technologies, such as distributed ledger (blockchain), as well as novel fintech business models. Fedor is the co-head of our FinTech practice and serves as the Secretary-General of the Capital Markets and Technology Association (CMTA). Furthermore, Fedor is a frequent speaker on Swiss financial market regulation at both domestic and international events.

  • Practices

  • Professional Experience and Education

    and Education

    2012Partner at Lenz & Staehelin
    2003Joined Lenz & Staehelin
    2003Admission to Geneva Bar
    2001University of Geneva (lic. iur.)
  • Specialist Areas

    Banking and Finance, Investment Management, Collective Investment Schemes, Corporate and M&A, Commercial and Contracts, Investigations, Private Clients
  • Languages

    Russian, French, English
  • Memberships

    International Bar Association (IBA), Swiss Bar Association (FSA), Geneva Bar Association (OdA), Swiss FinTech Association (SFTA), International Technology Law Association
  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

    • Poskriakov Fedor, Jenny Coraline, Private Banking & Wealth Management 2024 - Switzerland (contributing editors), in: Getting the Deal Through, July 2023
    • Poskriakov Fedor, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Regulation 2022 - Switzerland, in: Global Legal Insights, 4th edition, October 2021, 130-144
    • Morscher Lukas, Poskriakov Fedor, Sakkal Isy Isaac, Fintech 2021 - Switzerland, in: Global Legal Insights, 3rd edition, August 2021, 246-255
    • Poskriakov Fedor, Graf Roman, Consolidation in the Swiss Portfolio Management Industry - Selected Aspects of M&A Transactions, in: Swiss Review of Business and Financial Market Law, 2/2021
    • Poskriakov Fedor, Conservation et négoce de cryptoactifs - aspects choisis du droit des marchés financiers, in: Droit et économie numérique, CEDIDAC, April 2021, 83-129
    • Poskriakov Fedor, Regtech - When Regulation Meets Technology, in: Geneva WealthTech, vol.1 , June 2020, 25-33
    • Poskriakov Fedor, Sakkal Isy Isaac, The Private Equity Review 2020 - Fundraising - Switzerland, in: The Law Reviews, 9th edition, May 2020, 205-216
    • Multiple authors , Poskriakov Fedor, Data, Blockchain and Smart Contracts - Proposal for a robust and forward-looking Swiss ecosystem, in: Regulatory Task Force Report, Swiss LegalTech Association (SLTA), April 2018
    • Poskriakov Fedor, Crowdlending - swiss regulatory regime - Quo vadis?, in: Jusletter 13 March 2017
    • Gaberthüel Tino, Frey Harold, Oural Miguel, Poskriakov Fedor, Revised Swiss anti-bribery and corruption law - Increased duties for companies and boards of Directors, in: International Enforcement Law Reporter, volume 32, issue 7, July 2016, 274-276
    • du Pasquier Shelby R., Poskriakov Fedor, Proposals in the pipeline, in: HedgeFund Intelligence, Special Report, 2011
    • Poskriakov Fedor, Enforcement of security interests in banking transactions, Switzerland, in: IBA Banking Committee Multi-jurisdictional survey, May 2010
    • du Pasquier Shelby R., Poskriakov Fedor, Collective Investment Schemes Act, Art. 98-109, in: Basler Kommentar zum Kollektivanlagengesetz, Basel 2009
  • Other Activities

    • General Secretary of the Capital Markets and Technology Association (CMTA), a not-for-profit, non-governmental Swiss organization formed by leading actors from Switzerland's financial, technological, academic and legal sectors to facilitate the use of the blockchain technology in financial markets.
  • Contact Details

  • Assistant

  • Other Activities

    • General Secretary of the Capital Markets and Technology Association (CMTA), a not-for-profit, non-governmental Swiss organization formed by leading actors from Switzerland's financial, technological, academic and legal sectors to facilitate the use of the blockchain technology in financial markets.
  • References

    Has an international view and understanding. Above all else, he is passionate about the topic and able to understand the underlying technologies (which is very rare among lawyers) which makes his advice even more useful.

    Legal 500, 2020

    Masterful ability to navigate through complex technological aspects of Fintech projects

    Who's Who Legal, 2020

    He is very knowledgeable and able to propose outside the box solutions.

    Legal 500, 2020

    Great understanding of the blockchain technology itself, combined with his concrete experience in translating this into practice

    Chambers, 2019

    Impressive expertise in the Fintech space

    Who's Who Legal, 2019

    Sophisticated expertise in banking transactions and regulatory matters

    Who's Who Legal, 2018

Has an international view and understanding. Above all else, he is passionate about the topic and able to understand the underlying technologies (which is very rare among lawyers) which makes his advice even more useful.

Legal 500, 2020

Masterful ability to navigate through complex technological aspects of Fintech projects

Who's Who Legal, 2020

He is very knowledgeable and able to propose outside the box solutions.

Legal 500, 2020

Great understanding of the blockchain technology itself, combined with his concrete experience in translating this into practice

Chambers, 2019

Impressive expertise in the Fintech space

Who's Who Legal, 2019

Sophisticated expertise in banking transactions and regulatory matters

Who's Who Legal, 2018

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Insights

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Swiss sanctions against Russia – Implementation of the EU 12th Sanctions Package

Swiss sanctions against Russia – Implementation of the EU 12th Sanctions…

The Swiss Federal Council continues aligning the Swiss sanctions regime to the EU sanctions against Russia. On 31 January 2024, the Swiss Federal Council adopted further measures against Russia, in line with the 12th sanctions package adopted by the European Union (EU). This follows a move on 21 December 2023 where the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (DEFR) added 147 individuals and entities to the Swiss sanctions list. The latest measures impose additional commercial and financial sector restrictions, including a ban on the importation of diamonds, pig iron, and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). In the financial sector, these sanctions extend to prohibiting Russian nationals and residents from holding controlling stakes in Swiss companies that provide crypto-asset services, alongside stringent enforcement of the oil price cap on Russian crude oil and petroleum products to curtail Russia's oil revenue.

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