Mr Shelby R. du Pasquier > Lenz & Staehelin > Geneva, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Lenz & Staehelin
1211 GENEVA 6

Work Department

Banking and Finance, Investment Funds, Corporate and M&A, Private Clients, Investigations


Shelby R. du Pasquier is considered as a leading lawyer in banking and financial services in Switzerland. He is the co- head of the Banking and Finance group of Lenz & Staehelin in Geneva. Shelby R. du Pasquier advises a number of Swiss and international financial institutions, as well as Swiss and offshore private equity, hedge funds and fund managers. He is a frequent speaker at professional conferences on banking and financial law issues, as well as investment funds. Shelby R. du Pasquier is a board member of the Swiss National Bank.


Admission to Geneva Bar (1986), Associate at Lenz & Staehelin (1988), Admission to New York Bar (1989), Partner at Lenz & Staehelin (1994)


French, English, German, Spanish


International Bar Association (IBA), Swiss Bar Association (SAV), Geneva Bar Association (OdA), admitted as an expert to the SIX Swiss Exchange for Listing Purposes


University of Geneva (lic. es sciences commerciales et industrielles 1981), University of Geneva (lic. iur. 1983), Columbia University School of Law, New York City (LL.M. 1988)

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Fintech

The ‘well-informed‘ team at Lenz & Staehelin has a ‘unique ability and willingness to challenge the status quo‘. It is a popular choice for matters relating to digitalisation, ICO set-up and token-generating projects, as well as for Finma and regulatory licensing cases. Highlights included advising Mt Pelerin Group SA on its launch of public tokenised shares, and assisting a New York financial institution with the Swiss roll-out of its services for digital assets. Financial specialists Lukas Morscher and Marcel Tranchet head the Zurich practice, while Shelby du Pasquier and Fedor Poskriakov, who has an ‘excellent network‘ and ‘international view and understanding‘ of fintech regulations, lead in Geneva.

Switzerland > Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland

Lenz & Staehelin has an impressive full-service offering, with experienced lawyers based in Geneva as well as Lausanne. The firm has a particularly strong track record in banking and finance, dispute resolution, private and public M&A and sports matters. Names to note include Shelby Du PasquierFrançois RayrouxXavier Favre-BulleBenoît MerktOlivier Stahler and Jean-Blaise Eckert as well as Lucien Masmejan and Andreas Rötheli.

Switzerland > Banking and finance: Geneva

(Hall of Fame)

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The banking and finance team at Lenz & Staehelin has an excellent reputation in the market. It handles the full gamut of transactional and regulatory matters and is routinely instructed by global banks and financial institutions. Practice head Shelby du Pasquier has longstanding experience in the field and is also a key contact for offshore private equity houses and investment funds. François Rayroux is an expert in fund management and derivative instruments, while Olivier Stahler focuses his practice entirely on regulatory matters. Fedor Poskriakov is noted for his expertise in fintech matters and David Ledermann is skilled in multiple kinds of debt financings. Counsel Laurence Vogt Scholler is able to advise on various aspects of regulatory, contractual and corporate law.