Blockchain, Crypto and FinTech

Make innovation and regulation go hand in hand

Blockchain technology, crypto startups, and FinTech companies are only getting started on their journey: From network states to the metaverse and DeFi, we are truly excited about new technology and love to pave the way for innovators to succeed.

What you can expect

Regulatory expertise

Crypto regulation is on the rise. Our experts understand how to navigate the regulatory jungle and best match your vision with the legal framework.

Digital natives

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.

Full service law firm

LEXR covers the entire spectrum of business law, from tax advice to corporate structures, data privacy and contract, we have experts to advise.

Our Blockchain, Crypto and Digital Assets Products and Services at a glance

Blockchain and Crypto Workshop

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.

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Tokenization

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.

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Crypto exchanges, brokers and other service providers

We work with any type of intermediary, from virtual asset service providers (VASPs/CASPs) to exchange data aggregators.

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Token Assessment / Legal Opinion

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.

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DAO and DeFi Setup

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.

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Private Token Sales (SAFT)

Get expert advice combined with our time-tested SAFT / SAFE (simple agreement for future token/equity) agreements to fund the development of your project.

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Public Token Sales (TGE/ICO/STO/IDO)

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.

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Gaming and Metaverse

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.

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Our FinTech and Regulatory Products and Services at a glance

FinTech and Regulatory Workshop

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.

 

AML/KYC Compliance Services

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.

 

Crowdfunding

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.

Prospectus

For large public fundraisers, we assist with drafting a Swiss law prospectus and getting it approved by a supervisory authority.

 

Licensing advice

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 services

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

Legal structuring is mission-critical in a highly regulated sector and we understand that you 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:

  1. 1
    Workshop

    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.

  2. 2
    Implementation

    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.

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    Ongoing support

    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.

LEXR – the blockchain experts since day one

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 the tzBTC 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:

  • Bitcoin Suisse 
  • Tezos 
  • Bitmain 
  • matrixport  
  • Aktionariat 
  • Unix  
  • Gro
  • Ecoo 
  • StakingRewards 
  • Splint Invest

About us

We’re a growing team of 20+ legal professionals – some of our industry experts include:

  • 1

    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, Senior Legal Counsel

     

  • 2

    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 Expert

  • 3

    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

  • 4

    As part of our regulatory expert team, Nihat advises customers on financial market regulation matters, with a particular focus on anti-money laundering and FinTech enterprises. 

    Nihat Cingöz, Senior Legal Counsel

  • 5

    Flurin assists companies in regulatory and corporate matters, focusing on issues in Blockchain, DLT, Digital Assets, and FinTech. He particularly supports businesses in tokenizing their shares. 

    Flurin Albonico, Junior Legal Counsel 

  • 6

    Michaela works at the intersection of LEXR’s IP & Contracts and Fintech Team. She takes care of Intellectual Property questions, Data Protection, and day-to-day contract law, with a focus on fintech & blockchain companies. 

    Michaela Frydrychova, Senior Legal Counsel 

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