Escrow Services

Escrow Services for Fiat and Crypto Transactions

Experience dependable and secure escrow services for fiat and cryptocurrency transactions through a neutral third party. Whether you’re buying or selling goods, services, or are involved in an M&A transaction, LEXR acts as your escrow provider to safeguard assets and funds, offering you peace of mind and protection.

What is an Escrow Service?

An escrow service involves an agreement where a third party (the escrow agent) holds assets for two parties engaged in a transaction. 

The escrow agent only releases the involved assets when predetermined contractual obligations are met, providing security that each party will fulfill their obligations.

Why use escrow services?

1
Protection

Our escrow service ensures fair and secure transactions with all parties protected. 

2
Trust

Utilizing an experienced and neutral third party fosters trust in transactions, particularly when working with new or unfamiliar parties. 

3
Convenience

Experience a hassle-free transaction process without concerns over the security and handling of funds or assets. 

How do Escrow Services work?

Parties Involved
  • The Depository: Transfers assets and funds to the escrow account or wallet for safekeeping. 
  • The Beneficiary: Receives safeguarded assets and funds upon fulfilling the release conditions. 
  • LEXR Finance (Escrow Agent): Holds assets and funds securely until the transaction is complete and all parties meet their obligations. 
Options

Contact us for bespoke cryptocurrency arrangements (e.g., multi-signature wallets) or transactions involving non-monetary assets (such as intellectual property, software, or documents).

Steps 
  • Kick-off call: We assess your needs and discuss mutually acceptable escrow arrangements. 
  • Contract drafting: We create a personalized escrow agreement based on the initial call. 
  • Identification and account opening: We guide you through a smooth identification process for account opening and compliance with anti-money laundering obligations. 
  • Deposit: One party deposits the assets to be held in escrow, where they remain until agreed conditions are met. 
  • Release: Upon completing the transaction according to the escrow agreement, assets are released to the recipient. 
Explore Blockchain Transactions

Using cryptocurrency or stablecoins like USDC, USDT, ZCHF, or XCHF can be a great alternative for your escrow transactions. This approach can save on transaction fees, remove the need for banks, and drastically reduce processing times. At LEXR, we use cutting-edge infrastructure to ensure your funds are secure and can be accessed and transferred around the clock.

Fees

Our escrow service fees start at CHF 10’000 and vary based on factors such as transaction volume, the number of parties involved, and the complexity of the escrow agreement. Book a free exploratory call to receive a full quote.

Why choose us?

In-depth market expertise

Collaborate with professionals skilled in tech, crypto, web 3.0, and M&A topics.

Comprehensive solution

Collaborate with registered attorneys of LEXR Law to meet all technical and legal expertise needs. 

Agility

Benefit from rapid execution and seamless cooperation between finance, tech, and legal teams. 

Pricing transparency

We offer flat-fee solutions whenever feasible, leveraging our efficient, digitized, and standardized processes. 

SRO Membership

LEXR Finance, a Swiss AMLA financial intermediary, is affiliated with and supervised by the SRO VQF, adhering to best practices with regularly audited, up-to-date processes. 

Disclaimer

The services showcased on this webpage are delivered by LEXR Finance GmbH, a financial intermediary affiliated with and supervised by the SRO VQF. These services are separate from those offered by LEXR Law Switzerland AG. Client-attorney privilege does not apply to services provided by LEXR Finance GmbH, and measures have been implemented to maintain a clear distinction between the activities of both entities. 

Our Certifications and Partnerships

VQF

We are VQF certified, which means we are a member of the Financial Services Standards Association in Switzerland. The VQF, recognized by FINMA, is a self-regulatory organization that ensures compliance with regulatory standards, provides training and advisory services, and conducts regular audits for its members.

 

Fireblocks

We are a member of the Fireblocks network which signifies our commitment to top-tier security and efficiency in managing digital assets. Fireblocks, a leading platform, ensures secure storage, transfer, and issuance of digital assets using advanced technologies like Multi-Party Computation (MPC) and hardware security.

Escrow Service FAQ

About us

We’re a growing team of 30+ legal professionals. Some of our experts include:

  • 1

    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, CTO & Legal Expert 

  • 2

    Christian is an entrepreneur and lawyer with a focus on the intersection between technology and law. He regularly speaks, publishes, and advises on blockchain-related topics and is specialized in financial market regulation. 

    Christian Meisser, CEO & Legal Expert 

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