We play a leading role in a complex field

Navigating the derivatives markets takes understanding of both the big picture and finer detail. Our practice is one of the most experienced and sophisticated in Switzerland, advising on all types of derivatives and guiding clients effectively by drawing on our deep knowledge of underlying market trends and mechanisms.

We take a leading role not only in working with the law as it impacts derivatives transactions, but also in shaping the sector's evolution and development. A strong commitment to key working groups in Switzerland and our longstanding role as Swiss Counsel to the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) sees us at the heart of conversations and initiatives around the national regulatory framework for derivatives, related financial instruments and Swiss market infrastructure. It means we are well placed to advise and provide opinions on industry-wide and bespoke enforceability issues. Our advisory and documentation work in this field covers all major OTC derivatives types, as well as exchange and centrally cleared derivatives.

  • Expertise

    • Industry-wide and bespoke enforceability and regulatory opinions (netting and collateral) covering all types of Master Agreements for derivatives, repo and securities lending transactions
    • Enforceability and regulatory opinions (netting and collateral) for cleared derivatives for derivatives clearing houses (CCPs) and participants
    • Master Agreements and transactions with all types of Swiss counterparties including regulated financial institutions, institutional investors, unregulated corporates and individuals


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