François Rayroux

Partner, Head of Investment Management
Dr. iur., Attorney at Law, LL.M.


English, French, German, Italian

Contact Details

Geneva Office


Dr. François Rayroux offers legal advice to banks and securities dealers. He is considered as a leading lawyer in banking and financial services in Switzerland. As such, he has namely been nominated by various professional organizations as an expert in Switzerland in banking and financial as well as capital markets law, including by Chambers in 2016 as a leading individual in Investment Funds. François Rayroux is the co-head of the Banking and Finance group of Lenz & Staehelin in Geneva. He advises a number of Swiss and international financial institutions in all banking and regulatory matters, with a particular focus on funds management and distribution as well as all types of financial products, in particular derivative instruments. He teaches investment funds law at professional organizations and is also a frequent speaker at professional conferences on banking and financial law issues. 

"Stellar lawyer" François Rayroux is praised for being "an outstanding figure" (Chambers, 2018); commentators enthuse: "He's seen it all and done it all" (Chambers, 2017). Sources laud him as "one of the top stars in Switzerland" on both the formation and regulation of investment funds (Who’s Who Legal, 2018). François Rayroux has been named Lawyer of the year 2018 by Best Lawyers for the Investment Management law sector in Geneva.

Practice Areas

Banks & Securities Dealers, Regulatory Issues, Investment Funds and other Collective Investment Schemes, Derivatives, Capital Markets, Asset Securitization, Securities Offerings, Corporate and M&A, Commercial and Contracts, Investigations


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