Ms Caroline Clemetson, LL.M. > Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd > Geneva, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
15bis, rue des Alpes
P.O. Box 2088
1211 Geneva 1

Work Department

Geneva / Zurich / Investment Management / Investment Funds / Financial Products / Banking and Finance / Private Equity and Venture Capital / Capital Markets / Corporate and Commercial / Mergers and Acquisitions / Insurance


Caroline Clemetson is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer’s Banking and Finance Group in Geneva and Zurich.


  • Focus in banking and finance law, in particular financial services and financial regulation, asset management, collective investment schemes and other investment products, distribution of financial products, derivatives, trade finance, pension funds as well as insurance and insurance brokerage regulation
  • Very experienced in corporate and transactional matters


2019 – Member of the Management Committee of Schellenberg Wittmer

2014 – Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer

2006 – Head of the Investment Products and Distribution Department within the Markets Division of the Swiss Financial Markets Supervisory Authority (FINMA)

2001 – Associate in a Geneva business law firm


  • French
  • English
  • German


  • Authorized representative at the SIX Swiss Exchange
  • Member of the Specialist Committee Legal & Compliance of the Swiss Funds and Asset Management Association (SFAMA)
  • Secretary to the Executive Board of the Swiss Trading & Shipping Association (STSA)


2006 – LL.M., Columbia University

2003 – Bar Admission in Switzerland

2001 – lic. iur., University of Lausanne and University of Zurich

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Fintech

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd’s fintech practice is ‘very up to date on all matters pertaining to fintech and ICOs and blockchain and distributed ledger technology‘ and members of the team ‘excel in the regulatory elements of such structures‘. The team is adept at advising on various fintech matters, including the issuance of crypto currencies, utility tokens and asset tokens, crypto currency brokerage and storage solutions, ICO executions and smart contracts. The ‘excellentOlivier Favre and Tarek Houdrouge, ‘one of the best for fintech-related work‘ head the practice and are specialised in regulatory and transactional matters. Samuel Klaus has ‘great legal expertise‘ regarding technology projects. Caroline Clemetson is highly experienced in digital asset matters.

Switzerland > Banking and finance: Geneva

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd‘s Geneva office covers the full range of banking and finance matters, including regulatory matters, complex debt capital market transactions and the issuance of new hybrid bonds programmes. The team, co-headed by the ‘extremely efficient and pleasantTarek Houdrouge and Grégoire Wuest, ‘has a complete grasp on the relevant topics, is always informed on the best path forward‘ and ‘can anticipate client’s needs‘ which is what ‘separates the lawyers of Schellenberg Wittmer from the rest‘. Caroline Clemetson specialises in investment management and investment products. ‘Most exceptional lawyerGrégoire Tribolet has additional expertise in internal investigations.

Switzerland > Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd is particularly well known for its activities in all forms of dispute resolution, encompassing international arbitration and litigation as well as white-collar crime cases and investigations, as well as its banking and finance practice, with further strength in the real estate and construction sector. Key contacts for dispute resolution are Philippe Bärtsch, Louis Burrus, Benjamin Borsodi and Paul Gully-Hart while Caroline Clemetson, Tarek Houdrouge and Grégoire Wuest are the key figures for banking and finance advice. Real estate and construction specialist Yves Jeanrenaud and corporate and M&A-focused Christoph Vonlanthen are also noted.

Switzerland > Banking and finance: Zurich

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd provides ‘high-end legal advice in banking and finance matters‘. The ‘outstanding‘ team includes Anita Schläpfer, ‘a highly skilled and very experienced transaction lawyer in the finance area‘, Olivier Favre, who has a focus on derivatives and structured finance transactions, and Martin Lanz, a specialist for capital markets and stock exchange law. Recently, the unit, headed by Philippe Borens, has been particularly active in investment management matters, for example setting up collective investment schemes, and has further assisted financial institutions with LIBOR transitions and advice on Swiss market abuse legislation. Caroline Clemetson is a further key contact.