Dr iur Martin Peyer > Wenger Vieli Ltd > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Wenger Vieli Ltd
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Work Department

Banks & Financial Service Providers; FinTech; Financial Market Infrastructure Law; Financing; White Collar Crime.


Martin Peyer’s practice focuses on banking, insurance, financial markets and general corporate and commercial matters. He routinely advises banks, insurance companies, asset managers and other financial institutions on the requirements, impact and implementation of financial market regulations and represents clients in licensing and enforcement proceedings.

His expertise includes advice as to a wide variety of complex regulatory and compliance matters, regulatory license procedures, capital market transactions, capital and liquidity requirements, recovery and resolution planning, and stablecoins, cryptocurrency and other digital assets.

Martin Peyer is also experienced in M&A transactions and independent internal investigations in the financial sector and represents clients in enforcement proceedings before the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA and other authorities.

Martin Peyer has further broad experience regarding the development of products and services in the FinTech space and the regulation of financial services. In addition, he advises on domestic and foreign fund and asset management structures and assists asset managers of Swiss pension funds from a regulatory and contractual perspective.

Clients endorse him for his “deep knowledge of the Swiss financial regulatory landscape particularly in connection with the rapidly evolving world of blockchain, distributed ledger technologies and cryptocurrencies” (source in Legal 500 2020).

Martin Peyer regularly publishes articles and gives presentations in his area of expertise.


Since 2020, Lawyer at Wenger & Vieli Ltd.; 2012-2020, Lawyer at Bär & Karrer; 2009-2010, Junior Lawyer at Prager Dreifuss AG; 2006-2008, Research Assistant at the University of St. Gallen to Prof. Dr. Urs Bertschinger.


German, English, French.


Swiss Bar Associatinon (SAV), Zurich Bar Association (ZAV).


2014, Columbia Law School (LL.M.); 2011, Admission to the Bar; 2009, University of St. Gallen (Dr. iur.); 2006, University of St. Gallen (M.A. in Law); 2003, University of St. Gallen/Genf (lic. rer. publ.).

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Fintech

With a full-service offering, Wenger Vieli Ltd assists clients, ranging from start-ups to established players in the financial market, on all legal and regulatory matters. The team is particularly adept at advising on regulatory issues and licensing procedures, for example in connection with the new fintech license. Practice heads Martin Peyer and Daniel Weber are experienced in enforcement proceedings before authorities as well as in anti-money laundering regulations applying to blockchain service providers. Barbara Brauchli Rohrer is the specialist for the tax aspects of fintech projects.

Switzerland > Banking and finance: Zurich

Wenger Vieli Ltd‘s practice scope encompasses financing transactions, regulatory matters and related litigation. The team has special know-how in real estate and project financings, for which the group works closely across departments. Regulations relating to blockchain, distributed ledger technologies and cryptocurrencies are other areas of strength. Bignia Vieli and litigation specialist Nicolas Bracher jointly lead the practice, which also includes Andreas Hünerwadel and Martin Peyer.

Switzerland > Regulatory, compliance and investigations

The team at Wenger Vieli Ltd is regularly instructed by financial institutions and multinational companies, as well as their boards of directors and senior executives to advise on a wide range of white-collar crime, compliance, and regulatory enforcement matters. It has experience in handling cases in connection with FINMA and the Swiss Department of Finance. Michael Mráz is representing clients in criminal and regulatory proceedings and leads the practice together with counsel Daniel Weber who is noted for ‘going the extra mile to support and advise his clients in the best way possible.’ Counsel Martin Peyer joined from Bär & Karrer Ltd. in October 2020.