PwC’s legal services for banking, FinTech and blockchain

Delivering the legal edge to traditional banking and innovative FinTech alike.

Transforming regulatory challenges into competitive advantages

While the convergence of regulation, business, and technology in the financial industry evermore increases, we at PwC combine our expertise to transform this complexity into competitive advantages for our clients.

Experienced, multidisciplinary team

The banking, FinTech and blockchain legal team combines various backgrounds and interdisciplinary competencies. The team comprises specialists in banking, insurance, financial and capital markets as well as regulatory supervision, and is excellently acquainted with the Swiss banking, FinTech and blockchain industry.

Our services

PwC’s banking, FinTech and blockchain legal services include regulatory guidance and legal advice for established financial institutions and start-ups alike. We help them successfully tackle the regulatory and legal challenges of the present and the future.

Regulatory advisory and structuring

We support you in finding the right setup for your business and aligning it with the legal and regulatory requirements

Legal and compliance

We help you design and implement legal frameworks and compliance processes


We help you obtain rulings, such as no-action letters, from relevant authorities


We advise you on outsourcing matters and draft relevant documentation and contracts

Licensing projects

We help you prepare your licensing application and support you in the licensing and implementation process


We provide guidance on drafting and implementing AML and KYC documentation and procedures

Agreements and documentations

We draft agreements and other legal documentation for you, e.g. terms and conditions or disclaimers

Cross-border business

We provide guidance on cross-border activities and help you mitigate cross-border risks

We combine expertise from different backgrounds and understand your business model, whether you are coming from traditional or digital financial services.

For banking and other financial services

  • Lending and deposit business
  • Payment services
  • Advisory
  • Insurance
  • Wealth management
  • Financing
  • Investment products

For FinTech and blockchain

  • Cryptocurrencies and tokenisation
  • Initial coin offerings & security tokens
  • P2P models
  • Digital payments
  • Crowdfunding
  • Robo-advice

Your benefits

  • One-stop shop
  • Holistic and integrated approach
  • Tailor-made solutions
  • Combined expertise in traditional banking and FinTech business models
  • Interdisciplinary know-how

The Swiss fintech licence - a brief introduction

Financial innovation is more important than ever! With the FinTech licence, the Swiss legislator provides a licence category for progressive business models. In our brochure on the FinTech licence we give you an overview and summarise the most important points for you.

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5th ICO / STO Report

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Transparency in corporate matters 

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Billionaires Insights 2019
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Contact our legal experts

Looking for legal support with any aspect of banking, FinTech or blockchain? We would be delighted to hear from you.


Contact us

Tina Balzli

Tina Balzli

Partner, Head Banking, Legal, PwC Switzerland

Tel: +41 58 792 15 54

Thomas Schwyter

Thomas Schwyter

Senior Manager, Legal, PwC Switzerland

Tel: +41 58 792 24 14

Michael Kremer

Michael Kremer

Manager, Legal, PwC Switzerland

Tel: +41 58 792 23 54

Benjamin Bürgi

Benjamin Bürgi

Senior, Legal, PwC Switzerland

Tel: +41 58 792 24 39