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Ms Andrea Huber
Banking & Finance, Capital Markets
Andrea Huber is a Partner and member of Pestalozzi’s Financial Services Group specialising in banking and regulatory matters including FinSA and FinIA, asset management/investment funds, fintech, capital market transactions, compliance and white-collar crime. She regularly represents clients in proceedings before the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA, the SIX Swiss Exchange and the CDB Supervisory Board (VSB Aufsichtskommission).
Andrea advises banks, asset managers, securities firms, investment companies and other financial services providers on all regulatory and legal aspects of their business operations, organisation and products and assists them in obtaining regulatory licenses and approvals. She advises on and establishes investment/private equity structures as well as banking and asset management services and products, serving both institutional and retail clients. She also advises fund management companies, promoters, investment banks and distributors with respect to the structuring, listing and offering of funds and structured products. In addition, Andrea provides advice on issues of institutional governance, stock exchange disclosure rules, market conduct law, regulatory compliance, KYC and AML.
University of Zurich (lic.iur., 2000). Bar admission (2003). SIX Swiss Exchange (Exchange Trader Examination, 2004). Columbia University School of Law School (LL.M., 2008). Partner at Pestalozzi (2020).
Swiss Bar Association, Zurich Bar Association, International Bar Association, New York State Bar Association.
Pestalozzi has a long-standing track record of transactions and regulatory advice in the banking and finance sector where the unit continues to be very active. Urs Klöti, a specialist for regulatory, anti-money laundering and compliance issues, heads the practice together with Sébastien Roy from the Geneva office. Andrea Huber ‘has an impressive breadth and depth of knowledge in the fintech sector‘. Thomas Rohner is the specialist for all contentious matters and Oliver Widmer acts for various players in banking, finance and capital market matters. Commodities trade financing is an area of particular strength.
Pestalozzi is an established go-to counsel to domestic and international banks and corporations in the capital market area. The team has experience acting in a range of equity, debt and securitisation transactions, with particular strength in bond issuances, advising also on capital markets platforms and exchanges and listing of ETPs. In a recent highlight, it was involved in one of Switzerland’s first green bonds. Several team members are also recognised issuers’ representatives. Practice head Oliver Widmer is ‘always up-to-date and his advice is very helpful.’ Urs Kloeti and Christian Leuenberger can offer know-how at the intersection of finance and corporate law respectively. Beat Schwarz is a debt capital market contact, while Andrea Huber covers regulatory aspects.
Pestalozzi advises clients from the insurance industry on a wide range of regulatory, transactional, insurance litigation matters as well as insurance and reinsurance contracts. Working closely with the banking regulatory department of the firm, the team is also adept at advising on insurance-linked financial services products and services. Christoph Lang, Andrea Huber and Beat Schwarz jointly head the practice. Schwarz is ‘very knowledgeable about corporate transactions in the insurance sector‘ and Huber is ‘very experienced in the field of supervisory law‘. Lang frequently advises clients on policy and governance issues. Counsel Markus Winkler was a new arrival in June 2022.
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