Finance is one of the most densely regulated sectors. Crypto regulation is on the rise. Our experts understand how to navigate the regulatory jungle and best match your vision with the legal framework.
You do not need to explain technology to us – we firmly believe we can only give ground-breaking legal advice if we truly understand the innovation in front of us.
LEXR covers the entire spectrum of business law, from tax advice to corporate structures, data privacy and contract, we have experts to advise.
Our corporate, regulatory and tax experts prepare, hold and debrief your key stakeholders in a focused 2h Workshop. The goal is for you to walk out of that workshop with a go / no-go decision and a clear legal action plan in hand.Learn more
LEXR is cutting edge when it comes to the tokenization of assets in Switzerland. We have successfully tokenized a range of different assets – from a Rolex over a Picasso to shares and other financial instruments – and we keep innovating.Learn more
We work with any type of intermediary, from virtual asset service providers (VASPs/CASPs) to exchange data aggregators.Learn more
Payment, utility, asset or security token? The token qualification is crucial to understand regulatory requirements – both for token issuers and for crypto exchanges and brokers. We are well experienced in assessing tokens under Swiss law and FINMA Guidelines.Learn more
Switzerland is home to many crypto and web3 companies. From L1 projects like Ethereum, Cardano or Tezos to DeFi protocols like Aave and various other DAO setups. We help you understand if you should follow their example and accompany you every step of the way.Learn more
Get expert advice combined with our time-tested SAFT / SAFE (simple agreement for future token/equity) agreements to fund the development of your project.Learn more
Switzerland provides a favorable regulatory framework to issue all types of tokens, including payment, utility, asset and security tokens as well as NFTs. We show possibilities and limitations and help you structure and execute your public sale, including KYC and AML procedures.Learn more
New lands, immersive experiences, and gaming economies. While DLT technology can set new standards, you can easily get lost in the regulatory jungle. We help you make your vision of the new world come to life.Learn more
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Our certified AML Officers assist you with anti-money-laundering compliance, know your customer (KYC) processes and the necessary affiliation with a self-regulatory organization (SRO) for any financial intermediary.
We have paved the legal way for many types of crowdfundings: The crowdsale of a fast car, the crowdinvestment in a movie, the set up of crowdlending platforms and many equity and debt crowdfundings for companies.
For large public fundraisers, we assist with drafting a Swiss law prospectus and getting it approved by a supervisory authority.
Tap into our expertise to understand what type of business model requires which type of license. From securities dealer to DLT trading facility, FinTech license and banking licenses, we have helped many companies structure their business model appropriately.
Financial advisors and other financial service providers are regulated under the Swiss Financial Services Act (FINSA). Our experts assist with all compliance matters, such as the registration in the advisory register, the affiliation with a supervisory organization and the drafting of policies.
Our approach to FinReg projects is supposed to be similar, i.e. first have a workshop to understand the business and then define an action plan and execute. I want to re-create this here). Legal structuring is mission-critical in a highly regulated sector and we understand that you as an entrepreneur and a business require the relevant information quickly, well-structured and as efficiently as possible. Let’s get started with a free call to understand your needs right away. We would then typically proceed as follows:
Workshops with your key stakeholders and our regulatory, corporate and tax experts are the fastest way to map your vision to the legal framework. Within one or two hours, we typically have a concrete action plan ready to kickstart the project.
With the action plan at hand, it’s time to get started. We cover the full legal spectrum for you so you can focus on your core business. From getting the necessary licenses to compliance and contracts, our full service law firm covers your needs. Wherever possible, we work on a flat-fee basis to ensure transparent pricing and planning certainty.
We offer our legal services to companies of all sizes, from very specific expertise to large financial institutions to interim inhouse legal services for start-ups and growing companies.
Legal Expertise: We have worked with our customers for years in the setup of decentralized protocols, blockchain infrastructure and VASPs. Where needed, we help building the bridge to the traditional financial world.
Tech Know-How: Crypto moves notoriously fast. We are personal users of blockchain technology because we are genuinely interested in where the future is heading. We hold tokens, we interact with DeFi, we act as keyholder of Tezos Blockchain and we follow crypto twitter.
Community Voice: We lecture and educate on the intersection of blockchain and legal, we take part in community events, and we are part of the Swiss Blockchain Federation to help shape the future crypto laws in Switzerland.
Some of our clients:
We’re a growing team of 20+ legal professionals – some of our industry experts include:
Florian advises clients in the fields of Blockchain, DLT, Digital Assets, and FinTech, predominantly focusing his practice on financial market regulation and corporate law matters. He also lectures on legal and compliance issues related to Digital Assets, DLT, and DeFi.
Florian Prantl, Legal Counsel
Christian is an entrepreneur and lawyer with a focus on the intersection between technology & law. He regularly speaks, publishes and advises on blockchain-related topics and is specialized in financial market regulation.
Christian Meisser, CEO & Legal Counsel
Irina works primarily in the area of corporate and financial markets regulation, where she concentrates on internal processes, drafting legal documents, and assisting with various legal projects. Her focus is mainly on corporate law and tokenization support.
Irina Komnenic, Junior Legal Counsel
With his expertise in financial market regulation, Max supports corporate clients in their fiat or crypto-related endeavours. Furthermore, he is familiar with the regulatory and AML-related duties of Swiss and European financial institutions and the every-day application of corporate law.
Maximilian Krähenbühl, Legal Counsel
Silvan is supporting LEXR as a freelance tax counsel. He specialises in corporate taxation of fintech, asset management and crypto. He has helped to set up investment funds, management companies and banks and structured ICOs, stable coins as well as more traditional financial instruments.
Silvan Amberg, Tax Counsel
Nihat’s professional practice is focused on corporate and commercial law and financial market regulation. He also worked for the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA in Bern where he gained valuable experience.
Nihat Cingöz, Legal Counsel