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Legal & Compliance

Ensuring compliance. Enabling business.

To support our clients in ensuring compliance and enabling business in today’s highly complex legal and regulatory environment, we’ve built a team of innovative, passionate and experienced legal professionals with interdisciplinary skill sets.

Our services’ unique selling proposition is to support clients holistically with our Legal & Compliance services while taking into consideration business, innovation and technology aspects for their benefit.
The clients we’re supporting are Swiss and international startups, investors, small- and mid-size enterprises as well as large corporates in financial services and non-financial services industries.

Our passion is to support you and provide you with solutions – for today and for your future.

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Topics

Anti-Money Laundering and Know Your Customer

Anti-money laundering (AML) and know your customer (KYC) obligations are key topics of any financial intermediaries’ responsibility. Failure to comply with these obligations leads to regulatory scrutiny as well as financial and reputational damage. In order to mitigate risks and remain compliant, it’s not only important to understand current and upcoming regulations and implement them, but also to use working methods, procedures and technologies to work effectively and efficiently.

Our services’ unique selling proposition is to support clients holistically in the areas of AML and KYC with our legal and compliance expertise while taking into consideration business, innovation and technology aspects. With that spirit, we’ve built a team of innovative, passionate and experienced legal professionals with interdisciplinary skill sets.

Content-wise we support clients in the areas of AML and KYC for traditional financial services as well as newer digital assets or crypto services. We help clients on proactive topics (e.g. with FINMA applications, frameworks, policies and procedures, contracts and forms or with account opening review support) as well as reactive matters (e.g. with file reviews or investigations) and are hence always very close to the latest developments and activities of this key area of the financial crime compliance taxonomy.

Our passion is to support you and provide you with solutions – for today and for your future.

Legal areas and topics
  • Governance 
  • Organisational and educational topics
  • Financial crime compliance  
  • Risk assessment
  • Whistleblowing
Services
  • Draft policies
  • KYC creation and review/remediation
  • Risk/Gap assessment
  • Legal opinions and advice
  • Support with regulatory implementation
  • Legal and compliance trainings
  • Whistleblowing solutions
  • RegTech solutions & partnerships  
  • NewLaw  
  • Staff leasing

Metaverse & Web 3.0

There is currently an evolution of the Internet ongoing, which is infamously coined as Web 3.0. Thus, the metaverse terminology is gaining increasingly in prominence. While we’ve already seen some early versions of metaverses (e.g. in the gaming industry), new centralised or decentralised versions are in the buildup. The new business models will diversify and with the mainstream adoption of the technologies behind it so will the legal challenges.

We offer leading interdisciplinary support for metaverse topics due to our experience and passion for this topic as well as due to our legal and compliance expertise combined with aspects of technology, security, privacy and more. We’re close to the innovative communities in the various metaverses and also leverage knowledge and synergies from our global network at PwC. We thrive on this topic, participate often at events and  regularly publish articles about metaverse topics.

Our services’ unique selling proposition is to support clients holistically with our legal and compliance expertise while taking into consideration business, innovation and technology aspects for their benefit. With that spirit, we’ve built a team of innovative, passionate and experienced legal professionals with interdisciplinary skill sets.

Our passion is to support you and provide you with solutions – for today and for your future.

Legal areas and topics
  • Governance and strategy
  • Financial crime 
  • Compliance
  • Risk assessment
  • NFTs and blockchain  
  • Data protection
  • Media and IP law
  • Contract law
Services
  • Support with the approach, roadmap and journey into the Metaverse
  • Draft and review risk and control frameworks
  • Draft and review contracts
  • Policy and process implementation
  • Review of business models
  • Risk/Gap assessment
  • Legal opinions and advice
  • Legal and compliance trainings
  • Draft policies
  • KYC creation and review/remediation
  • Business model analysis
  • Support with regulatory implementation
  • RegTech solutions & partnerships  
  • Support with digital assets and blockchain   

Cloud & Outsourcing

The use of cloud solutions has turned from a potential option into a must-have across various industries to empower innovation within organisations and stay ahead in today’s fast-paced and data-driven world. We know the current regulatory landscape and how to implement it, while we’re also constantly monitoring upcoming regulatory developments in this field.

We offer leading interdisciplinary support with our cloud services in the areas of legal and compliance combined with aspects of technology, security and privacy. Moving to the cloud is at the end of the day a project, whereas it’s crucial to integrate and align with all relevant stakeholders in order to build a sustainable solution and provide trust to the organisation and its clients.

Our services’ unique selling proposition is to support clients holistically with our legal and compliance expertise while taking into consideration business, innovation and technology aspects for their benefit. With that spirit, we’ve built a team of innovative, passionate and experienced legal professionals with interdisciplinary skill sets.

Our passion is to support you and provide you with solutions – for today and for your future.

Legal areas and topics
  • Data protection
  • Cyber risks
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Outsourcing
Services
  • Draft and review contracts
  • Advise on cloud and outsourcing topics
  • Scouting for different cloud providers
  • Implementation of cloud outsourcing solutions
  • Interdisciplinary, industry-specific advice
  • Contract design and contract negotiations

Policies & Procedures

Policies and procedures are of utmost importance for every organisation.  They help to ensure compliance with regulations and laws, and provide safeguards and guidance to the entire organisation.

Our services’ unique selling proposition is to support clients holistically with our Legal and Compliance services while taking into consideration business, innovation and technology aspects for their benefit.

The clients we’re supporting are Swiss and international startups, investors, small- and mid-size enterprises as well as large corporates in financial services and non-financial services industries.

Our passion is to support you and provide you with solutions – for today and for your future.

Legal areas and topics
  • Governance
  • Risk assessment
  • Data protection
  • Organisational and educational topics
  • Regulatory requirements
Services
  • Draft and review risk and control frameworks
  • Draft the Code of Conduct
  • Draft and review policies (Code of Conduct, KYC, digital assets, financial markets, whistleblowing policies)
  • Policy and process implementation
  • Review of business models
  • Risk/Gap assessment
  • Legal opinions and advice
  • Legal and compliance trainings
  • Support with regulatory implementation
  • RegTech solutions & partnerships  
  • Managed legal services  
  • Contract management
  • Staff leasing

RegTech & Partnerships

RegTech is about supporting compliance and enabling business with the help of new working methods and technologies.

We know the current regulatory landscape, have a sound understanding of the industry and know how to find and implement RegTech solutions. In addition, we’ve also closed joint business agreements with leading RegTech providers, where they provide the technology aspect while we cover the legal and regulatory matters of such mutual projects.

Our services’ unique selling proposition is to support clients holistically with our Legal and Compliance services while taking into consideration business, innovation and technology aspects for their benefit. With that spirit, we’ve built a team of innovative, passionate and experienced legal professionals with interdisciplinary skill sets.

Since the early days of the creation of the term ‘RegTech’, we’ve been at the forefront of this development as participants of leading working groups, as keynote speakers, panellists and authors in Switzerland and abroad.

Our passion is to support you and provide you with solutions – for today and for your future.

Read the interview with David Bundi, Director at PwC Switzerland, on how to plan and deliver RegTech projects, published in RegTech Report by Burnmark.

Read the interview here

Legal areas and topics
  • AML/KYC
  • Governance
  • Data protection
  • Sanctions
  • Whistleblowing
  • Digital assets
  • Fraud

An article by David Bundi, Director at PwC Switzerland, published in Newsradar on the role of RegTech in today's business environment.

Read the article (DE) Read the article (FR)    

Services
  • Defining a journey towards RegTech
  • Review of business models
  • Search and deploy RegTech services
  • Technology implementation, including legal & regulatory check
  • Draft and review the Code of Conduct or whistleblowing policies
  • Case management
  • Compliance management services: taking on high-volume compliance work and providing our scaling solutions

Managed Legal Services

Legal departments are confronted with the dual challenge of increased costs, growing regulation and the pressure to offer more for less value, For this reason, they need to operate more efficiently and more transparently in terms of cost.

PwC Legal offers innovative hybrid business solutions that help you to deal with large volumes of repetitive legal work. We can cut turnaround times and improve quality and efficiency by using tried-and-tested semi-automated processes, legal experts in near-shore countries and smart software, including artificial intelligence.

Our NewLaw services propel your corporate legal department to the next level by integrating people, processes and technologies in innovative ways.

Our passion is to support you and provide you with solutions – for today and for your future.

Legal areas and topics
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Governance
  • Managing talents
  • Compliance
  • Contract management
  • Digitalisation
Services
  • Legal function consulting: advising you on your legal department's transformation journey.
  • LegalTech: supporting your legal operations with digitalisation and automation initiatives.
  • Legal management services: taking on high-volume legal work and providing our scaling solutions.
  • Flexible Legal Resources (FLR): providing you with flexible legal and compliance specialists on an interim basis. Find more information on the FLR service page or download the flyer here.

Visit the service page here

Cybercrime & Metacrime

Cybercrime has been a trusted fellow of the Internet ever since its emergence. With the current evolution of the Internet into the infamously coined Web 3.0, the metaverse terminology is gaining increasingly in prominence. Its associated forms of technology are revolutionising gaming, chatting, entertainment, content creation, learning or shopping, just to name a few. As many companies are increasingly pursuing recent and emerging technologies to develop new products, services or ways of doing business, such as cloud migration, AI, blockchain, IoT or extended reality (XR), they often don't consider the potential cybersecurity threats coming along with their implementation. However, every one of these components presents significant risks for malign exploitation, whether it’s fraud, money laundering, disinformation or cyberattacks.

While we offer leading support for metaverse topics in general, we’ve established more specifically a team of innovative, interdisciplinary and experienced legal professionals to provide our clients furthermore with assistance and guidance in cybercrime and metacrime-related challenges. 

Our passion is to support you and provide you with solutions – for today and for your future.

Legal areas and topics
  • Governance and strategy
  • Risk assessment
  • Financial crime
  • KYC
  • Extended reality (XR)
  • Metaverse
  • Compliance with cybercrime-related law (CH/EU)
  • Data protection
  • Digital assets and blockchain
Services
  • Draft and review risk and control frameworks
  • Risk/Gap assessment
  • Business model analysis
  • Legal opinions and advice
  • Draft policies
  • Policy and process implementation
  • Legal and compliance trainings
  • KYC creation and review/remediation
  • RegTech solutions & partnerships  
  • Support with digital assets and blockchain  

Digital Assets & NFTs

The evolving digital assets, NFTs and blockchain are changing the way we deal with data and open up new business opportunities. However, certain risks are inherent to technological development.

Our team helps you identify how digital assets, NFTs and blockchain can help grow your business and be compliant with regulations at the same time.

Our passion is to support you and provide you with solutions – for today and for your future.

Legal areas and topics
  • NewLaw (Legal Function Consulting, LegalTech & Legal Managed Services)
  • Legal support (memos, contracting & forms)
  • RegTech & Managed Compliance Services
  • Policies & procedures
  • Whistleblowing solutions
  • Anti-money laundering & KYC
Services
  • Review of business models
  • Legal opinions and advice
  • Policy and process implementation
  • Support with regulatory implementation
  • Transaction monitoring
  • RegTech & Managed Compliance Services

AI Governance & Compliance

Artificial intelligence (AI) offers an immense opportunity to create value for businesses. However, the increasing influence of AI on the private and public space, as well as the concern that the technology will cause significant harm, calls for the establishment of measures and regulations.

Our experienced team helps your company to prepare for the challenges you face associated with AI systems, so that they’re used in a responsible manner.

Our passion is to support you and provide you with solutions – for today and for your future.

Legal areas and topics
  • Metaverse and NFTs (approach, journey, legal & compliance)
  • Metacrime compliance & cybercrime legal services
  • Digital assets & blockchain legal & compliance services
  • Digital onboarding & signatures
  • AI governance & compliance
  • Cloud
Services
  • Policy and process implementation
  • Risk/Gap assessment
  • Draft and control risk and control frameworks
  • Legal opinions and advice
  • Legal and compliance trainings
  • Support with regulatory implementation
  • RegTech & managed compliance services

Whistleblowing

When individuals report misconduct within an entity, certain legal, operational, cultural and technical difficulties may be experienced. Implementing an effective whistleblowing policy and procedures is challenging. A compliance culture needs to be built in the company where employees are confident to speak up without the fear of retaliation.

In addition to solving legal and data protection issues, our team assists with the technical implementation of reporting systems and assists building a compliance culture.

Our passion is to support you and provide you with solutions – for today and for your future.

Legal areas and topics
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Risk assessment
  • Governance
  • Independent whistleblowing department
Services
  • Search and deploy of technical solution for reporting
  • Training of employees and board members
  • Draft or review the Code of Conduct or whistleblowing policies
  • Legal opinions and advice on employment law topics
  • Guidance in whistleblowing process and report
  • Case management

Digital Onboarding & Signatures

In today's world, business processes are becoming steadily more digital. It’s therefore essential that the legal frameworks of the companies become digital.

We support you in developing concrete and possible solutions for the legal challenges of digitalisation.

Our passion is to support you and provide you with solutions – for today and for your future.

Legal areas and topics
  • AML/KYC
  • Governance
  • Compliance
  • Data protection
Services
  • Policy and process implementation
  • Support with regulatory implementation
  • Legal opinions & advice
  • Technology implementation, including legal & regulatory check
  • RegTech & RegTech scouting

Legal Memos & Contracts

Contracts are indispensable in today's world, both in the private and business domain. Contracts are often highly complex and require expertise from specialists in order to set acceptable conditions for all parties. We write legal memoranda for our clients in which we expound existing legal conditions and give advice where necessary.

Our experienced team supports clients in a wide range  of legal areas.

Our passion is to support you and provide you with solutions – for today and for your future.

Legal areas and topics
  • Contract law
  • Corporate law
  • Banking law
  • Intellectual property
  • Labor law
  • Data protection
  • Civil procedure and arbitration law
  • Whistleblowing
  • Sports law
  • Insurance law
  • Supervisory law
Services
  • Draft and review contracts and agreements
  • Legal opinions and advice
  • Writing memoranda

Banking & FinTech

Banks, FinTechs and any other financial services firms are challenged by the complexity and quantity of regulations.

We know the current regulatory landscape and how to implement it, while we’re also constantly monitoring upcoming regulatory programmes. Hence, we support our clients by understanding the strategic dimension of regulations to mitigate risks and remain compliant as well as to adapt and find new business opportunities for them.

Our services’ unique selling proposition is to support clients holistically with our Legal and Compliance services while taking into consideration business, innovation and technology aspects for their benefit. With that spirit, we’ve built a team of innovative, passionate and experienced legal professionals with interdisciplinary skill sets.

Our passion is to support you and provide you with solutions – for today and for your future.

Legal areas and topics
  • Governance
  • Organisational and educational topics
  • Financial crime compliance
  • Risk assessment
  • Whistleblowing
Services
  • Draft and review risk and control frameworks
  • Risk/Gap assessment
  • Legal opinions and advice
  • Legal and compliance trainings
  • Support with regulatory implementation
  • Policy and process implementation
  • Support with digital assets and blockchain  
  • Whistleblowing solutions
  • RegTech solutions & partnerships  
  • NewLaw  
  • Managed legal services  
  • Staff leasing

Insurance & InsurTech

Insurance companies and InsurTechs are challenged by the complexity and quantity of regulations.

We know the current regulatory landscape and how to implement it, while we’re also constantly monitoring upcoming regulatory programmes. Hence, we support our clients by understanding the strategic dimension of regulations to mitigate risks and remain compliant as well as to adapt and find new business opportunities for them.

Our services’ unique selling proposition is to support clients holistically with our Legal and Compliance services while taking into consideration business, innovation and technology aspects for their benefit. With that spirit, we’ve built a team of innovative, passionate and experienced legal professionals with interdisciplinary skill sets.

Our passion is to support you and provide you with solutions – for today and for your future.

Legal areas and topics
  • Governance
  • Organisational and educational topics
  • Financial crime compliance  
  • Risk assessment
  • Whistleblowing
Services
  • Draft and review risk and control frameworks
  • Risk/Gap assessment
  • Legal opinions and advice
  • Legal and compliance trainings
  • Support with regulatory implementation
  • Policy and process implementation
  • Support with digital assets and blockchain  
  • Whistleblowing solutions
  • RegTech solutions & partnerships  
  • NewLaw  
  • Managed legal services  
  • Staff leasing

Traditional Sports

National and international sports organisations as well as any other stakeholders in the sports industry are challenged by the complexity and quantity of regulations, especially in the international context.

Our team has experience across a broad spectrum of sports law, encompassing contract, corporate, intellectual property, civil procedure and arbitration law. We support all relevant stakeholder groups in the area of sports, including athletes, sports clubs and sports federations. We also advise clients on corporate governance and compliance issues to reduce the risk of malpractice.

Our passion is to support you and provide you with solutions – for today and for your future.

Legal areas and topics
  • Contract law
  • Labour law
  • Corporate law
  • IP law
  • Civil procedure and arbitration law
  • Governance
  • Digital assets
  • Whistleblowing
Services
  • Draft and review contracts of athletes, clubs, sports organisations, event organisers, sponsors (e.g. employment, transfer agreements, image rights, sponsorship agreements, etc.)
  • Advise on any employment law topics (legal, tax, social security, immigration)
  • Advise and support in sport-related disputes
  • Draft and review articles of associations
  • Legal and compliance trainings
  • Review and support in implementing governance structures
  • Whistleblowing solutions

Visit the service page here

Gaming & Esports

Esports firms and associations, athletes, teams, clans, agencies, sponsors, supporters, league and tournament organisers, supporters, media broadcasters, publishers as well as casual gamers, game developers, content creators and marketers, digital platform developers, streamers, investors and any other stakeholders in the esports and gaming industry are challenged by the variety, complexity and quantity of regulations, especially in the international context.

We’ve been passionate about gaming and esports for many years and support clients holistically with our broad range of Legal and Compliance services. We’re close to the gaming and esports community and leverage knowledge and synergies from our global network at PwC in the gaming and esports field. We also participate often at events internationally and regularly publish articles about gaming and esports.

Our passion is to support you and provide you with solutions – for today and for your future.

Legal areas and topics
  • Media and IP law
  • Contract law
  • Data protection
  • Labour law
  • Youth media protection
  • Digital assets
  • Whistleblowing
Services
  • Legal opinions and advice on employment law issues
  • Policy and process implementation
  • Draft and negotiate contracts
  • Review of business models and risk mitigation
  • Support with data protection strategy
  • Management of IP rights
  • Whistleblowing solutions

Pharma & Life Sciences

Pharma and life sciences firms are challenged by the complexity and quantity of regulations. We know the regulatory landscape and leverage the know-how and expertise from our global network at PwC.

Our services’ unique selling proposition is to support clients holistically with our Legal and Compliance services while taking into consideration business, innovation and technology aspects for their benefit. With that spirit, we’ve built a team of innovative, passionate and experienced legal professionals with interdisciplinary skill sets.

Our passion is to support you and provide you with solutions – for today and for your future.

Legal areas and topics
  • Data protection
  • IP law
  • Competition law
  • Governance
  • Organisational and educational topics
  • Financial crime compliance  
  • Risk assessment
  • Digital assets
  • Whistleblowing
Services
  • Draft and review risk and control frameworks
  • Draft contracts with manufacturers, importers, distributors and authorised representatives as well as other legal services
  • Risk/Gap analysis
  • Implementation of procedures and processes
  • Legal opinions and advice
  • Support with regulatory implementation
  • Policy and process implementation
  • Support with digitalisation initiatives
  • Whistleblowing solutions
  • RegTech solutions & partnerships
  • NewLaw
  • Managed legal services
  • Staff leasing

Learn more about our services regarding Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences here.

Other Non-Financial Services Industries

Although our team’s focus has traditionally been on financial services industries, since the beginning we’ve also been continuously supporting startups, small- and mid-size enterprises up to large corporates in the non-financial services industry in legal, regulatory and compliance matters.

We’re committed to assisting any firm with our set of skills in legal and compliance matters. We leverage broad knowledge and the synergies from our global network at PwC for the benefit of our clients. Due to our holistic approach to tackling any legal issue, we include – whenever required – specialists for any specific topic into our work for the benefit of our clients.

Helping clients in ensuring compliance and enabling business in today’s highly complex legal and regulatory environment is our aim. Our services’ unique selling proposition is to support each and every client with our Legal and Compliance services while taking into consideration business, innovation and technology aspects.

Our passion is to support you and provide you with solutions – for today and for your future.

Legal areas and topics
  • Governance
  • Risk assessment
  • Data protection
  • Sanctions
  • Media and IP law
  • Contract law
  • Anti-bribery and corruption
  • Whistleblowing
Services
  • Draft and review risk and control frameworks
  • Policy and process implementation
  • Risk/Gap assessment
  • Legal opinions and advice
  • Legal and compliance trainings
  • Support with regulatory implementation
  • Support with digitalisation initiatives
  • Whistleblowing solutions
  • RegTech solutions & partnerships
  • NewLaw
  • Managed legal services
  • Staff leasing

Contact us

Do you need compliance support? We’d be pleased to talk to you!

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Contact us

David Bundi, MLaw

David Bundi, MLaw

Director | Head of Compliance, RegTech & Managed Legal Services | Metaverse Strategy & Regulatory Leader | Legal, PwC Switzerland

Tel: +41 79 625 58 20

Nicola Zehnder, MLaw, Attorney-at-Law

Nicola Zehnder, MLaw, Attorney-at-Law

Manager | Compliance, RegTech & Managed Legal Services | Whistleblowing Specialist | Sports Regulatory Leader | Legal, PwC Switzerland

Cedric Ming, MLaw

Cedric Ming, MLaw

Senior Associate | Compliance, RegTech & Managed Legal Services | Financial Crime Compliance, Metaverse, Digital Assets & NFT Specialist | Legal, PwC Switzerland

Tel: +41 58 792 18 55

Valérie Bourgaux, MLaw, LLM

Valérie Bourgaux, MLaw, LLM

Senior Associate | Compliance, RegTech & Managed Legal Services | AI, Metaverse, Data Protection & Whistleblowing Specialist | Legal, PwC Switzerland

Tel: +41 58 792 47 66

Dan Lukic, M.A. HSG in Law

Dan Lukic, M.A. HSG in Law

Senior Associate | Compliance, RegTech & Managed Legal Services | FinTech, Cybercrime, Digital Assets & Metaverse Specialist | Legal, PwC Switzerland, PwC Switzerland

Tel: +41 58 792 44 00

Kai Mac Bajka

Kai Mac Bajka

Associate | Compliance, RegTech & Managed Legal Services | Metaverse, NFTs & Digital Assets Specialist | Legal, PwC Switzerland

Tel: +41 58 792 42 92

Joël Marechal

Joël Marechal

Associate | Compliance, RegTech & Managed Legal Services | Cybercrime & Metaverse Specialist | Legal, PwC Switzerland

Tel: +41 79 509 69 51

Carole Schaad

Carole Schaad

Associate | Compliance, RegTech & Managed Legal Services | Whistleblowing & Metaverse Specialist | Legal, PwC Switzerland

Tel: +41 58 792 47 40