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Vaïk Müller

Vaïk Müller

  • Firm: CMS von Erlach Partners Ltd
  • Practice Area: Asset Management
  • Country: Switzerland
  • Rue Bovy-Lysberg 2, P.O. Box 1211, Geneva 3.

About Vaïk Müller


Vaïk Müller’s main areas of focus are banking, regulatory, financial services and products, including funds and derivatives, as well as compliance and regulatory matters, including in the field of FinTech and blockchain. He co-heads the Banking and Finance Practice Groups of CMS Geneva. Vaïk has a broad experience in advising Swiss and international financial institutions, such as funds, asset managers, banks and securities dealers or brokers on complex local and cross-border issues.
Vaïk is also regularly involved in corporate, commercial and financing transactions, acting for arrangers, underwriters, lenders, borrowers and sponsors in domestic and multijurisdictional financing transactions (including acquisition, leveraged and syndicated financings).
He is author of several publications on financial regulations and a regular speaker at conferences as well as co-responsible moderator of the specialised forum in banking law (regulatory) of the Geneva Bar Association since March 2019. He is also correspondent in Switzerland of the French Association of Doctors of Law (AFDD – Association Française des Docteurs en Droit).
Relevant experience
  • Advising in the context of the sale of a representative of Swiss collective investments to an international group
  • Advising Swiss financial institutions on LIBOR transition
  • Obtaining a FINMA ruling (no-action letter) for the issuer of a utility token
  • Obtaining a FINMA (FinIA) license for an investment fund manager
  • Advising several Swiss portfolio managers and Swiss distributors on FinSA, FinIA and data protection requirements in connection with cross-border transactions/intra-group outsourcing agreements
  • Advising on and drafting STO documentation for a corporate (non-regulated) issuer
  • Obtaining a FINMA ruling (no-action letter) for STO advisor/structurer
  • Advising foreign and local institutions on OTF requirements
Memberships & Roles
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA)
  • Geneva Bar Association (ODAGE)
  • French Association of Doctors of Law (AFDD)
  • La réglementation des “robo-advisors”: quelques considérations sur le droit de la surveillance à la lumière des derniers développements législatifs suisses, in « Droit & Cerveaux », Signatures internationales, AFDD, July 2021
  • Réglementer l’activité des intermédiaires d’assurance, Centre de droit bancaire et financier (CDBF), May 2021
  • Abandon du LIBOR et passage aux taux sans risques Centre de droit bancaire et financier (CDBF), November 2020
  • Le droit suisse s’adapte aux cryptoactifs Allnews, September 2020
  • Finance durable suisse : le cadre légal se précise Allnews, July 2020
  • Les recommandations de la SFAMA et de SSF en matière de finance durable, Centre de droit bancaire et financier (CDBF), July 2020
  • Règles de l’UE sur l’ESG et asset management suisse, Allnews, July 2020
  • Trustees et gestionnaires : attention au délai d’annonce, Allnews, May 2020
  • La négociation des dérivés au sens de la LIMF, Présentation synthétique des articles 93 à 117 de la loi sur l’infrastructure des marchés financiers, Schulthess, 258 p., Zurich 2019 (book)
  • L-QIF : Un nouveau venu dans la famille des placements collectifs suisses, Centre de droit bancaire et financier (CDBF), July 2019
  • L’avocat face au conseil réglementaire : quelle frontière avec la compliance ?, Revue de l’avocat 02/2019, pp. 55 ff
  • La commercialisation de produits dérivés OTC à des clients privés : aspects réglementaires, GesKR 03/2019, pp. 449 ff
  • L’échange de garanties selon la LIMF, GesKR 01/2018, pp. 51 ff
  • Clauses de reconnaissance d’ajournement : quelques considérations sur l’article 12 al. 2bis OB, GesKR 03/2018, pp. 363 ff
  • How the new Swiss Regulations Affect the Ability of Private Fund Managers to Market to Swiss Investors, The Hedge Fund Law Report 10/2, 2017
  • La qualification juridique des tokens : aspects réglementaires, GesKR 04/2017, pp. 486 ff (with Vincent Mignon)
  • Guide pratique de la commercialisation des placements collectifs en Suisse, Schulthess, 176 p., Zurich 2016 (book)
  • New Swiss Regulations Require Appointment of Local Agents and Increased Disclosure in Fund Documents, The Hedge Fund Law Report Vol. 8/19, 2015 (with Olivier Stahler)
  • Obligations et responsabilité du dépositaire de placements collectifs : analyse juridique comparée de l’activité de dépositaire en droit suisse et français, Schulthess, 398 p., Zurich 2014 (book)
  • Distribution of hedge funds in Switzerland, The Hedge Fund Journal 98, 2014 (with Olivier Stahler)
  • La réglementation du trading à haute fréquence : état des lieux, GesKR 03/2014, pp. 387 ff
  • Rewritten rules, STEP Journal 21/8 2013 p. 23 (with Julien Dif)
  • New rules for collective investment schemes bankruptcy in Switzerland, STEP Journal 21/1 2013 (with Julien Dif)
  • La qualification juridique du contrat de prime brokerage en droit suisse, GesKR 02/2013, pp. 258 ff
  • The Swiss “professio juris”, STEP Journal 20/4 2012 (with Julien Dif)
  • Les secrets d’affaires des fonds d’investissement alternatif, GesKR 02/2012, pp. 252 ff (with Sevan Antreasyan)
Lectures list
  • L’organisation des fonctions de contrôle : quelles sont les attentes du régulateur ?, Academy & Finance, Geneva, March 2021
  • FinSA and ESG criteria in the investment process, Academy & Finance, Geneva, March 2021
  • Practical aspects of the application for FINIA, FINSA and new concept of offer, Webinar with BDO Geneva, March 2021
  • Aspects pratiques de la requête en autorisation LEFin, LSFin et nouveau concept d’offre, Webinar with BDO Geneva, January 2021
  • Comment s’adapter au nouveau cadre réglementaire suisse : KSFin, OSFin, LEFin, OEFin, LPCC révisée ?, Offre de produits financiers et nouvelle réglementation suisse, Academy & Finance, Geneva, October 2020
  • Le champ d’application de loi sur les services financiers (LSfin) et de la loi sur les établissements financiers (LEFin), Seminar LSFin / LEFin, Banque Pictet & Cie SA and Geneva Bar Association, Geneva, February 2020
  • Les nouvelles conditions pour l’offre de produits financiers, Obligations LSFin: comment mettre en pratique les nouvelles règles de conduite, Academy & Finance, Geneva, December 2019
  • Analyse des risques de blanchiment: comment procéder ?, Actualités compliance: LBA/OBA FINMA, CDB20, LSFIN et structures complexes: état des lieux, Finix Events, Geneva, November 2019
  • Evaluation du caractère justifié des structures des clients, Identification des bénéficiaires économiques et des risques, Finix Events, Geneva, April 2019
  • Mandat de conseil “transaction-based” vs. “portfolio-based” (Articles 11/12 LSFin), Forum spécialisé Ordre des Avocats, Droit bancaire (réglementaire) , Geneva, March 2019
  • LSFin/OSFin vs MiFID 2, Forum spécialisé Ordre des Avocats, Droit bancaire (réglementaire), Geneva, November 2018
  • Information of clients, Implementing CRS (Common Reporting Standard) in Switzerland, Academy & Finance, November 2016
  • 2015 – Docteur en droit, University of Zurich
  • 2010 – Bar Admission (Geneva, Switzerland)
  • 2008 – Master 2 Relations internationales, University of Lyon III
  • 2005 – Lic.iur, University of Geneva

Q&A With Vaïk Müller


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