LexCast: Moving From the Analogue to the Digital World

In this LexCast, we will be talking about LegalTech and its impact on Swiss firms and in particular Swiss law firms. LegalTech is currently rising all over the world and increasingly enters the traditional legal market. With its Focus Area “AI and Digitalisation” Froriep has already delved into the field of digitalisation and now takes a closer look at LegalTech during this LexCast.

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Qualification of LIBRA under Swiss Financial Market Laws – FINMA publishes ‘stable coin’ guidelines

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA (FINMA) published a supplementary guideline to the ICO guidelines February 16, 2019, where FINMA outlines on how it treats so-called ‘stable coins’ under Swiss financial market law. In addition, FINMA provides an indication on how it will apply the financial market laws to Libra, the crypto project initiated by Facebook.
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Crypto Nation Switzerland Moves Forward Fast: Swiss Government Proposes DLT-Uncertificated Rights with Securities Nature

After publishing a very comprehensive report on distributed ledger technology (DLT) and blockchain in last December, the Federal Council initiated during its meeting on 22 March 2019 the next step by a public consultation on the adaptation of specific federal law provisions to developments in DLT and blockchain. This further underlines the emphasis of the Federal Council on creating the best p…

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Big Step for Swiss Blockchain Ecosystem: Swiss Government Issues New Comprehensive Report on Blockchain Technology

The Swiss Federal Council recently released a comprehensive report on the embedding of the Blockchain technology into the Swiss legal framework: This report shall guide the way to bringing the legal certainty for the Swiss Blockchain ecosystem to the next level. But the reports shows also that Switzerland (i) is open for new technologies, (ii) has already very well established legal framework f…


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MLL is one of the leading law firms in Switzerland with offices in Zurich, Geneva, Zug , Lausanne, London and Madrid. We specialise in representing and advising clients at the intersection of high-tech, IP-rich and regulated industries.

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