Token Legal Assessment

Get a token qualification per the Swiss regulatory law and FINMA ICO Guidelines for your token sale or token listing.

Token qualification

Get a legal memorandum / legal opinion on the qualification of any crypto token under Swiss regulatory law and FINMA’s ICO Guidelines – whether NFT, security token, asset token, utility token, stable coin, cryptocurrency, governance token or any other type of token, our blockchain legal experts provide you with a written memo. 


For token issuers, crypto brokers, and exchanges

Token sale (for issuers)

Are you about to sell your token in private sale via SAFT, in a public ICO, STO or IEO, or simply via airdrop? Qualifying your token is a crucial step to understanding your legal obligations, from AML/KYC duties to prospectus requirements.  

Token listing (for issuers)

To list your token, most crypto exchanges require a legal assessment from a reputable law firm confirming that the token does not qualify as a security or financial instrument. We focus our in-depth legal analysis to thoroughly address this key question. 

Token listing (for exchanges)

Security tokens are subject to trading restrictions; Swiss crypto brokers and exchanges have to first assess the nature of the tokens they intend to offer to their clientele. Have our experts analyze and classify any number of tokens to mitigate the compliance risk under Swiss securities law. 

Token assessment flat-fee

What it is
  • Kick-off meeting: We kick off the process with a 30-60 minute call to ensure we are fully aligned on the tokenomics and the scope of the token assessment.  
  • Legal memorandum: You get a detailed written and tailor-made legal assessment of the token in question in line with FINMA’s ICO Guidelines, FINMA practice as well as general Swiss financial market law with a particular focus on the security qualification. Our blockchain lawyers have in-depth experience with any type of tokens, including payment tokens (cryptocurrencies), utility tokens including LP tokens, asset tokens, security tokens, stable coins, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), various DeFi tokens, governance tokens, hybrid tokens as well as native tokens. Also, we take into account all details of the tokenomics, including pre-functional utility tokens, placeholder tokens, burning mechanisms, staking rewards, airdrops, etc. The legal memorandum can serve as a basis for a token launch (ICO, STO, IGO, initial exchange offering) or an exchange listing.  
  • Consultation: You can ask all your questions prior to and after the delivery of the legal memorandum. This ensures that we fully understand the project and have clarity on your regulatory requirements. If you are at the structuring stage of your token, see also our token workshop package.  
Who it is for
  • This token assessment can serve both token issuers in the context of a token sale or token listing as well as brokers or exchanges looking to offer or list a specific token.  


How long it takes
  • It typically takes 5-10 business days to draft the legal token assessment.  


  • CHF 5’500 flat fee (excl. VAT).
Optional FINMA no-action letter

To get full certainty on the legal qualification, we can obtain a no-action letter from FINMA on the token qualification for an additional CHF 2’500. Please note that this typically takes 2-6 months. 

LEXR – the blockchain experts since day one

Our blockchain lawyers are true crypto experts – we have not only assisted a wide range of customers with the legal analysis of their DeFi projects and token launches, but we also have the technical expertise, e.g., as keyholders in the wrapped BTC on the Tezos blockchain ( and privately interact with tokens and DeFi protocols regularly.  Some of our clients:

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

About us

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

  • 1

    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 

  • 2

    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 

  • 3

    Silvan is our tax counsel. He specialises in corporate taxation of fintech, asset management and crypto and has substantial experience in the setup of investment funds, management companies, banks and structured ICOs, stable coins as well as more traditional financial instruments. 

    Silvan Amberg, Tax Counsel 

  • 4

    As a Junior Legal Counsel in the FinReg team, Andrin focuses on advising companies on matters regarding blockchain, DLT, digital assets and FinTech. 

    Andrin Hold, Junior Legal Counsel  

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