For more than three decades, François Bianchi has specialised in banking and banking regulation. He advises and represents financial institutions in regulatory proceedings before FINMA, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority. He also has a strong practice in white collar crime and investigations.

François advises issuing houses, issuers and institutional investors in debt and equity capital market transactions, structuring and registration of collective investment schemes, structuring of derivative transactions, AMCs (actively managed certificates), structured finance transactions, EMTN, warrant and structured products programmes.


Counselling Swiss and international financial institutions in legal and regulatory matters, in particular:

  • Domestic and international banks and asset managers doing business in Switzerland
  • Domestic and international broker-dealers and issuing houses doing business in Switzerland
  • Swiss and international fund providers in the context of the Federal Collective Investment Schemes regulations
  • Swiss financial institutions in connection with internal investigation matters
  • Swiss investment foundations with an investment focus on private debt and real estate

François Bianchi serves on the boards of various regulated financial services providers.

  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Zurich Bar Association
  • IBA International Bar Association
  • SFTA Swiss Finance + Technology Association

Market Perception

  • “François Bianchi is ‘very well known for banking regulatory work’ and is highly experienced in FINMA regulatory proceedings.”

    Who's Who Legal 2018
  • “The ‘excellent’ François Bianchi boasts a superb reputation for debt and equity capital markets transactions, with sources commenting, ‘He is particularly strong in the debt space’.”

    Who's Who Legal 2018
  • "Outstanding, diligent and pro-active"

    Legal 500 2018
  • "Department head François Bianchi is an experienced adviser, considered a 'distinct expert' in this field."

    Chambers Global 2015
  • "François Bianchi is highlighted for his regulatory expertise. 'He has a sharp mind, and is always focused on the job,' report sources. Bianchi is also well known for his investment funds and capital markets knowledge."

    Chambers Europe 2014

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