Tokenization of Assets

Tokenization of Assets & Stable Coins

Almost any type of asset can be tokenized, from fast cars, art and fiat currencies to debt instruments, shares and intellectual property. Book a workshop with our experts to understand all aspects of how to securely tokenize assets or issue a stable coin in Switzerland 

Launch your blockchain project safely in Switzerland 

Get the legal foundation ready

Legal structure

How do you ensure that the token does in fact legally represent the asset? This depends on the asset type and our experts can guide you through all details of securely linking an asset to a token, be it as ‘ledger-based securities’ as per art. 973d of the Swiss code of obligations, through an SPV or simply by setting up the contracts properly.  

Regulatory compliance

The regulatory treatment of tokenized assets requires careful analysis as the regulatory requirements depend on the type of underlying asset and the way the asset has been tokenized (e.g., whether a token representing art is a security depends the legal structure behind it) 

Tax structuring

From VAT and capital gains tax to withholding tax, ensure you understand the tax consequences of the token as the issuer as well as for the holders of the tokens. Our crypto tax experts will help you get the complete picture of your tax obligations so that you can plan efficiently. 

Asset Tokenization Legal Workshop Flat-fee

What it is
  • Goal: A focused workshop with your key stakeholders and our tokenization experts, financial market lawyer, and tax experts is the most efficient way to get to understand what assets can be tokenized and how. The goal is that you have all the information required to take a go / no-go decision on setting up your project in Switzerland, and have a clear road map to execute if you decide do go ahead.  
  • Preparation: To maximize the outcome of our discussion, we will prepare the workshop based on your business plan, whitepaper or similar documents.
  • 2h workshop (online or in-person): In the workshop, we dig deeper on the details and goals of the tokenization project and provide you with different structuring options, current best practices as well as regulatory restrictions. Based on your vision, the goal is always to conclude whether the Switzerland is the right place for the project and if so, what the concrete next steps would be for the launch of your tokenized asset
  • Assessment summary: We summarize the key points via email, including suggested next steps, specific timelines, and fee estimates.
Who it is for
  • The workshop is aimed at initiators of all forms of tokenized assets or stablecoins. 
How long it takes

Once we receive the preparatory documentation, it typically takes us 3-5 business days to prepare, conduct and debrief the workshop 

 

 

Pricing

CHF 3’000 flat fee (excl. VAT)

Execution & follow-up

Our support doesn’t end here: We’ve accompanied many customers in successfully developing, launching and running of various DeFi and other projects and token sales. Depending on the outcome of our workshop, we will either set up a new project to make sure you quickly and safely execute your action plan or refer you to our trusted partners in a more suitable jurisdiction. 

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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 (https://tzbtc.io/) 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 20+ legal professionals – our Financial Markets Law 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, 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 Counsel

  • 3

    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

  • 4

    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

  • 5

    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

  • 6

    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

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