Bertrand Schott specialises in the regulation of financial services, investment funds and other investment vehicles in particular asset management and distribution, financial market infrastructures and the trading of derivatives and other financial instruments. Bertrand also focuses on corporate law and M&A, primarily in the financial sector.


Bertrand Schott advises domestic and international banks, asset managers, fund management companies, financial market infrastructures and other financial institutions as well as investors in all aspects of financial market regulation, often in cross-border projects. He is regularly instructed by his clients to prepare complex documentation, to draft legal opinions or to represent them before FINMA, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority.

His main activities include:

  • New regulations and developments, in particular the Financial Services Act and FinTech: structuring offer, implementation, documentation

  • Financial market infrastructures, in particular trading venues, payment systems, central counterparties: obtaining licenses and recognitions

  • Trading in financial instruments: implementation of derivatives trading regulation, co-author of the ICMA/ISLA industry opinions on the framework agreements for securities lending and repo transactions, drafting of various netting opinions

  • Corporate law, M&A: organisation, corporate governance, transactions

  • Management and distribution of investment funds: advice on organization, delegation, documentation

  • IBA International Bar Association
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Zurich Bar Association

News & Insights