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Banking - Fintech 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

WWL says: Daniel Flühmann is held in high esteem by market commentators, who applaud his “significant knowledge of FINMA regulations as well as other regulatory regimes for investment services”.


Daniel Flühmann is co-head of Bär & Karrer’s fintech practice group and a partner in the financial services department. His work focuses on banking, insurance, investment funds and financial market laws.

Daniel Flühmann advises Swiss and foreign banks, securities dealers and fintechs as well as insurance companies and financial services providers, such as e-money institutions and payment service providers, on regulatory and contract law matters and in the context of enforcement proceedings.

A special focus of Daniel Flühmann’s practice lies on blockchain/distributed ledger technology and the legal framework of its applications in practise. Furthermore, he advises clients on general corporate and commercial matters as well as on M&A transactions.

Having graduated from the University of St Gallen (HSG) in 2003, Daniel Flühmann obtained his doctorate in 2008 and was admitted to the Zurich Bar in 2011. Prior to joining Bär & Karrer, he worked in the legal department of a reputable Swiss private bank. In 2014 and 2015, he spent several months as a visiting lawyer with a major law firm in New York.

Daniel Flühmann publishes regularly in his areas of practice. Furthermore, he is co-editor of a new comprehensive commentary on Swiss anti-money laundering regulation, scheduled to be published in 2021.

Bär & Karrer is a renowned Swiss law firm with more than 170 lawyers in Zurich, Geneva, Lugano and Zug. Its core business is advising clients on innovative and complex transactions and representing them in litigation, arbitration and regulatory proceedings. The firm’s clients range from multinational corporations to private individuals in Switzerland and around the world.

Bär & Karrer has been repeatedly awarded Switzerland’s Law Firm of the Year by the most important international legal ranking agencies in recent years.

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