Firm Profile > lecocqassociate > Geneva, Switzerland

lecocqassociate
42 ROUTE DE FRONTENEX
1207 GENEVA
Switzerland

The firm: In 2007, lecocqassociate was established as a law firm in Geneva, however, the foundations of the firm originated in the late 1990s with the legal education and experience of its founder, Dominique R Lecocq.

The lecocqassociate group presently consists of three international offices; in 2007, Dominique first founded lecocqassociate Geneva as a boutique law firm specialised in the niche areas of regulatory banking and corporate finance, followed by the incorporation of lecocqassociate Malta in 2010 as a regulatory advisory practice, and the establishment of lecocqassociate Dubai in 2013 as a structuring advisory practice (collectively, the ‘group’).

Areas of practice
Regulatory banking and broker-dealing: the Geneva office regularly advises clients on banking and brokerage operations in Switzerland.

Collective investment schemes, exchange-traded funds and exchange-traded commodities: the Geneva office regularly advises clients on the incorporation, structuring, restructuring and licensing of Swiss, Cayman Islands and US collective investment schemes, exchange-traded funds and exchange-traded commodities.

Structuring and advising fund management companies: the Geneva office regularly advises clients on the incorporation, structuring, restructuring and licensing of Swiss, Cayman Islands and US investment managers, including but not limited to AIFM and UCITS managers.

Marketing and cross-border: the Geneva office regularly advises clients on: the marketing of financial services, collective investment funds and structured products in or from Switzerland and the EU; and cross-border activities and regulatory requirements.

Private equity: the Geneva office regularly advises clients on: structuring project finance and venture capital deals; corporate and real estate acquisitions; and structuring and operating private equity deals.

Regulatory insurance: the Geneva office regularly advises clients on: insurance operations in Switzerland; licensing of insurance lines and requests for business approval; insurance portfolio transfers; structuring of life insurance policies including unit-linked policies; and tied assets and solvency margins.

Structured products and securitisation vehicles: the Geneva office advises clients on: structured and securitisation products, involving a wide variety of asset classes and structures; setting up of securitisation vehicles; and drafting of all required documents in these respects.

M&A and capital markets: the Geneva office regularly advises clients on structuring and incorporation of acquisition structures and joint venture vehicles, both domestically and cross-border; drafting of term sheets, joint venture agreements, sale and purchase agreements and all other related documentation and contracts.

Corporate finance: the Geneva office regularly advises clients on equity and debt securities, credit facilities, upstream loans and guarantees; structuring of financial acquisitions and asset transactions; restructuring of complex domestic and cross-border corporations and insolvencies such as banks, financial groups and joint ventures.

Corporate and family office services: the Geneva office offers: formation and registration of financial and non-financial companies, partnerships and trusts; and regulatory and anti-money laundering compliance services.

Corporate and commercial: the Geneva office regularly advises clients on all types of corporate and commercial contracts.

Taxation: the Geneva office regularly advises clients on corporate tax matters, including but not limited to tax policy, tax management and corporate reorganisations.

Employment and benefit plans: the Geneva office regularly advises clients on drafting of Swiss employment contracts, severance agreements and secondment agreements.

Islamic finance: the Geneva office also regularly advises clients on Shari’ah compliant products, transactions and contracts, including but not limited to life insurance policies (takaful), Islamic trusts (waqf), Islamic bonds (sukuk), salam, murabaha, ijara and mushakara.

Department Name Email Telephone
Regulatory banking and broker-dealing Dominique Lecocq
Regulatory banking and broker-dealing Valeska Divis
Collective investment schemes, exchange-traded funds and exchange-traded commodities Dominique Lecocq
Collective investment schemes, exchange-traded funds and exchange-traded commodities Valeska Divis
Structuring and advising fund management companies Dominique Lecocq
Structuring and advising fund management companies Krista Vimont
Private equity, M&A and capital markets Dominique Lecocq
Private equity, M&A and capital markets Krista Vimont
Regulatory insurance Dominique Lecocq
Regulatory insurance Valeska Divis
Structured products, securitisation of vehicles and Islamic finance Dominique Lecocq
Corporate finance Dominique Lecocq
Corporate finance Krista Vimont
Corporate and commercial Dominique Lecocq
Corporate and commercial Krista Vimont
Corporate and commercial Valeska Divis
Corporate and commercial Lucile Hostettler
Family office services Dominique Lecocq
Family office services Krista Vimont
Family office services Valeska Divis
Family office services Lucile Hostettler
Taxation Dominique Lecocq
Employment, residency and citizenship Dominique Lecocq
Employment, residency and citizenship Lucile Hostettler
White-collar crime Dominique Lecocq
White-collar crime Lucile Hostettler
Reputation management Dominique Lecocq
Reputation management Valeska Divis
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Valeska Divis  photo Ms Valeska Divis
Mr Joris Fasel  photo Mr Joris Fasel
Ms Lucile Cesareo Hostettler  photo Ms Lucile Cesareo Hostettler
Mr Dominique Raphael Lecocq  photo Mr Dominique Raphael Lecocq
Mr Alexandre Merlo  photo Mr Alexandre Merlo
Mr Jocelyn Roux  photo Mr Jocelyn Roux
Ms Yordana Savova  photo Ms Yordana Savova
Mr Maxime Staub  photo Mr Maxime Staub
Mrs Krista Vimont  photo Mrs Krista Vimont
Ms Florencia Lorca Weyer  photo Ms Florencia Lorca Weyer
Number of lawyers : 18
at this office : 4
Arabic
English
French
German
Portuguese
Russian
Serbian
Managing Director : Dominique Lecocq
Partner : Krista Vimont
Other offices : Dubai
Other offices : Valletta

COMMERCIAL, CORPORATE AND M&A

In 2007, lecocqassociate was established as a law firm in Geneva, however, the foundations of the firm originated in the late 1990s with the legal education and experience of its founder, Dominique R Lecocq.

The lecocqassociate group presently consists of three international offices; in 2007, Dominique first founded lecocqassociate Geneva as a boutique law firm specialised in the niche areas of regulatory banking and corporate finance, followed by the incorporation of lecocqassociate Malta in 2010 as a regulatory advisory practice, and the establishment of lecocqassociate Dubai in 2013 as a structuring advisory practice (collectively, the ‘group’).

BANKING & FINANCE

In 2007, lecocqassociate was established as a law firm in Geneva, however, the foundations of the firm originated in the late 1990s with the legal education and experience of its founder, Dominique R Lecocq.

The lecocqassociate group presently consists of three international offices; in 2007, Dominique first founded lecocqassociate Geneva as a boutique law firm specialised in the niche areas of regulatory banking and corporate finance, followed by the incorporation of lecocqassociate Malta in 2010 as a regulatory advisory practice, and the establishment of lecocqassociate Dubai in 2013 as a structuring advisory practice (collectively, the ‘group’).