Werner Schubiger

Werner Schubiger

lic. iur., Attorney at Law, of Counsel


Raemistrasse 5
CH-8024 Zurich

Tel +41 58 200 39 00

Fax +41 58 200 39 11


Ana Gonçalves and Soheyla Tofighi

+41 58 200 39 20

ana.goncalves@kellerhals-carrard.ch; soheyla.tofighi@kellerhals-carrard.ch

The activities of Werner Schubiger (1954) focus on financial services and include collective investment schemes, asset management, banking and stock exchange regulations. Core activities include the structuring, establishment and registrations of domestic and foreign collective investment schemes, investment and financial services companies, banks, asset managers and brokers, and other financial products, as well as listings of ETFs and investment schemes. His other significant areas of activity and preference are M&A, corporate law and contract law and.

Due to his longstanding involvement in this field, Werner has a particular affection for investment vehicles. His experience and in this area allow him to quickly determine proper solutions in complex cases. Werner has accumulated an extensive knowledge beyond sheer judicial aspects in financial services. His professional leadership has been noted favourably by Chambers Europe for years, in particular his economic understanding and his ability to achieve creative solutions.

Practice areas
  • Financial Services, in particular Collective Investment Schemes
  • Bank and stock exchange and asset management regulations
  • M&A
  • Corporate law and contract law
Practice groups
  • M&A, capital markets and corporate
  • Financial services
  • University of Berne 
  • lic.iur., University of St. Gallen
Experience / Career
  • Legal Department of Fides, following restructuring KPMG Fides, Zurich
  • In-house counsel of the Investment Fund Department, Credit Suisse, Zurich, Union Bank of Switzerland
  • Internships at the court and in law firms
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • Swiss Bar Associations (SAV)
  • Swiss Funds Association (SFA), Legal and Compliance Committee
Further activities
  • Selective mandates as board member
Media / Rankings / Awards
  • Chambers and Partners Europe 2019: Investment Funds (ranked as Senior Statesman)

  • Chambers and Partners Global 2019: Investment Funds (ranked as Senior Statesperson)

  • Chambers and Partners Europe 2018: Investment Funds (ranked as Senior Statesman)

  • WWL Who’s Who Legal Thought Leaders Switzerland 2018: Investment Management

  • Chambers and Partners Global 2016: Investment Funds (ranked 1st)

  • Chambers and Partners Europe 2015: Investment Funds (ranked 1st)

Publications and presentations
  • FIDLEG/FINIG - ihre Bedeutung für Sie, Kundenveranstaltung vom August 2018

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  • Directives from the Supervisory Authority for Occupational Pensions on the requirements for investment foundations, In a nutshell 6/2016

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  • Fintech in Switzerland: FINMA relaxes requirements for asset management agreements in the FINMA circular 2009/01, In a nutshell 4/2016

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  • FIDLEG/FINIG - ihre Bedeutung für Sie, Kundenveranstaltung vom 2. Februar 2016

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  • The Financial Market Infrastructure and Market Conduct in Securities and Derivatives Trading Act (FMIA; Financial Market Infrastructure Act) – Regulation on Derivatives Trading, Short & Simple 1b/2016

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  • Neue Verhaltensregeln der SFAMA, k&b 1/2015 

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  • Neue Richtlinien über die Information der Anlegerinnen und Anleger zu strukturierten Produkten vom September 2014 

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  • Richtlinie für den Vertrieb kollektiver Kapitalanlagen der Swiss Funds and Asset Management Association SFAMA vom 22. Mai 2014 

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  • Richtlinie für Pflichten im Zusammenhang mit der Erhebung von Gebühren und der Belastung von Kosten sowie deren Verwendung (Transparenzrichtlinie; TRL) vom 22. Mai 2014 

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  • Revision des Kollektivanlagengesetzes (KAG) – die Protokollierungspflicht nach Art. 24 Abs. 3 KAG in Anwendung der Richtlinien der Schweizerischen Bankiervereinigung (SBVg) 

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  • Revision des Kollektivanlagengesetzes (KAG) – Der gesetzliche Rahmen des Vertriebs nach Erlass des Rundschreibens 2013/9 „Vertrieb kollektiver Kapitalanlagen“ (RS 2013/9) 

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  • Die Kapitel „Les fonds en valeurs mobilières" (co-author)  und „SICAV “ in „Loi sur les placements collectifs (LPCC), Stämpfli Editions (FBT Avocats et Kellerhals Anwälte [Editeurs])

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