Sarah Bechaalany Associate
Dr. iur., Attorney at Law

Sarah Bechaalany

Associate
Dr. iur., Attorney at Law
+41 58 450 70 00
sarah.bechaalany@lenzstaehelin.com
Geneva
Route de Chêne 30
CH-1211 Geneva
www.lenzstaehelin.com
  • Expertise

    Sarah Bechaalany is an associate at our Geneva office, where she is a member of the Banking and Finance group. Her practice focuses on banking and finance, as well as collective investment schemes.

  • Practices

  • Professional Experience and Education

    and Education

    2019Associate at Lenz & Staehelin
    2019Admission to the Geneva Bar
    2017University of Fribourg (Dr. iur., Professor Walther Hug Prize, Vigener Prize)
    2016-17Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht, Hamburg
    2014University of Fribourg (MLaw)
    2013Kings College London and Georgetown University (Certificate in Transnational Legal Studies)
    2012University of Fribourg (BLaw)
  • Specialist Areas

    Investment Foundations, Banking and Finance, Asset Management, Collective Investment Schemes, Contract and Commercial
  • Languages

    French, English, German, Italian
  • Memberships

    Geneva Bar Association (OdA), Member of the Commission for Continuing Legal Education of the Geneva Bar Association, European Law Institute (ELI), Women Lawyers Switzerland
  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

    • Rayroux François, Bechaalany Sarah, Kommentierung von Art. 52-53 FIDLEG, Bahar/Watter (eds.), Basler Kommentar zum Finanzdienstleistungsgesetz/ Finanzinstitutsgesetz, Basel 2023
    • Rayroux François, Stahler Olivier, Bechaalany Sarah, The New Swiss Unregulated Fund: L-QIF, in: Journal of International Banking Law And Regulation, Thomson Reuters and Contributors, Volume 38, Issue 3, 2023, 109-112
    • Rayroux François, Schleiffer Patrick, Vogt Scholler Laurence, Schärli Patrick, Bechaalany Sarah, Financial Services Compliance 2022 - Switzerland, in: Getting the Deal Through, April 2022
    • Bechaalany Sarah, Liegeois F., Commentaire des art. 30-32 LBA, in: Cassani/Bovet/Villard (eds.), Commentaire romand, Loi sur le blanchissement d'argent, Basel 2021
    • Rayroux François, Bechaalany Sarah, L'attrait des fondations de placement, in: 24 heures, Immobilier, November 2021
    • Rayroux François, Vogt Scholler Laurence, Neukomm Frédéric, Bechaalany Sarah, Imbach Haumüller Diana, 5. Kapitel: Kunden- und produktspezifische Spezialregelungen, in: Asset Management im neuen regulatorischen Umfeld, Helbing Lichtenhahn Verlag, Basel 2021
    • Bechaalany Sarah, Imbach Haumüller Diana, Bischof Elias, Lenoir Gehl Yvonne, 1. Kapitel: Grundlagen, in: Asset Management im neuen regulatorischen Umfeld, Helbing Lichtenhahn Verlag, Basel 2021
    • Bechaalany Sarah, Schleiffer Patrick, Vogt Scholler Laurence, Meylan Delphine, 4. Kapitel: Asset Manager als Finanzinstitute - Bewilligung und Aufsicht, in: Asset Management im neuen regulatorischen Umfeld, Helbing Lichtenhahn Verlag, Basel 2021
    • Bechaalany Sarah, Gabellon Adrien, La responsabilité du conseil de fondation envers l'institution de prévoyance, in: GesKR 1/2020, 101-112
    • Bechaalany Sarah, Favre P., Le risque concurrence et sa gestion par le conseil d'administration d'une société anonyme, in: GesKR 2019, 83 et seqq.
    • Bechaalany Sarah, Les fondations de placement : acteur de la construction, in: BR/DC 2018, 85 et seqq.
    • Bechaalany Sarah, Zufferey J.-B., Banking and Financial market regulation, in: Kälin Christian H., Switzerland Business & Investment Handbook, 4th edition, Sinzheim 2017, 559 et seqq.
    • Bechaalany Sarah, Les fondations de placement : du droit privé au droit public, in: Th. Fribourg, Geneva/Zurich/Basel 2017
  • Other Activities

    • Deputy judge of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court

  • Contact Details

  • Other Activities

    • Deputy judge of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court