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Banking - Finance 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

François Rayroux is a leading light in the Swiss banking sector, where he enjoys a stellar reputation for his work on banking products and asset management.

Biography

Dr François Rayroux offers legal advice to banks and securities dealers. He is considered a leading lawyer in banking and financial services in Switzerland. As such, he has been nominated by various professional organisations as an expert in Switzerland in banking and financial law, as well as capital markets law.

Dr François Rayroux is the head of the asset management group of Lenz & Staehelin in Geneva. He advises a number of Swiss and international financial institutions in all banking, asset management and regulatory matters, with a particular focus on fund management and distribution, as well as all types of financial products, in particular derivative instruments. Considered as a leading lawyer in banking and asset management law in Switzerland, Dr François Rayroux has been consistently nominated by major directories as an expert in these fields. François Rayroux teaches investment funds law at professional organisations and is a frequent speaker at professional conferences on banking and financial law issues.

Admitted as an expert to the SIX Swiss Exchange for listing purposes, he is a member of the legal and compliance committee of the Swiss Funds Association and the investment funds committee of the International Bar Association (IBA). Co-author of the ISDA Netting and Collateral Opinions, he was the legal adviser in the context of the creation and launch of the first Swiss SICAV.

François Rayroux graduated from the University of Zurich (1986) and was admitted to the Zurich Bar (1989). He obtained an LLM from the University of Chicago law school (1990) and completed his doctoral thesis at Zurich University (1993). He joined Lenz & Staehelin in 1992 and has been a partner since 1998. He speaks English, French, German and Italian.

Lenz & Staehelin is the largest Swiss law firm, with over 200 lawyers and with offices in Geneva, Zurich and Lausanne. Lenz & Staehelin’s scope of activities covers all areas of business law for Swiss and international clients.

Banking - Regulatory 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

François Rayroux impresses market commentators with the first-rate counsel he provides to financial institutions on complex regulatory issues.

Biography

Dr François Rayroux offers legal advice to banks and securities dealers. He is considered a leading lawyer in banking and financial services in Switzerland. As such, he has been nominated by various professional organisations as an expert in Switzerland in banking and financial law, as well as capital markets law.

Dr François Rayroux is the head of the asset management group of Lenz & Staehelin in Geneva. He advises a number of Swiss and international financial institutions in all banking, asset management and regulatory matters, with a particular focus on fund management and distribution as well as all types of financial products, in particular derivative instruments. Considered as a leading lawyer in banking and asset management law in Switzerland, Dr François Rayroux has been consistently nominated by major directories as an expert in these fields. François Rayroux teaches investment funds law at professional organisations and is a frequent speaker at professional conferences on banking and financial law issues.

Admitted as an expert to the SIX Swiss Exchange for listing purposes, he is a member of the legal and compliance committee of the Swiss Funds Association and the investment funds committee of the International Bar Association (IBA). Co-author of the ISDA Netting and Collateral Opinions, he was the legal adviser in the context of the creation and launch of the first Swiss SICAV.

François Rayroux graduated from the University of Zurich (1986) and was admitted to the Zurich Bar (1989). He obtained an LLM from the University of Chicago law school (1990) and completed his doctoral thesis at the Zurich University (1993). He joined Lenz & Staehelin in 1992 and has been a partner since 1998. He speaks English, French, German and Italian.

Lenz & Staehelin is the largest Swiss law firm, with over 200 lawyers and with offices in Geneva, Zurich and Lausanne. Lenz & Staehelin’s scope of activities covers all areas of business law for Swiss and international clients.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

François Rayroux is hailed as “a great lawyer” by respondents thanks to his considerable experience providing first-rate counsel to clients on capital markets regulation.

Biography

Dr François Rayroux is the head of the asset management group of Lenz & Staehelin in Geneva. He advises a number of Swiss and international financial institutions in all banking, asset management and regulatory matters, with a particular focus on fund management and distribution as well as all types of financial products, in particular derivative instruments. Considered as a leading lawyer in banking and asset management law in Switzerland, Dr François Rayroux has been consistently nominated by major directories as an expert in these fields.
Admitted as an expert to the SIX Swiss Exchange for listing purposes, he is a member of the legal and compliance committee of the Swiss Funds Association and the investment funds committee of the International Bar Association (IBA). Co-author of the ISDA Netting and Collateral Opinions, he was the legal adviser in the context of the creation and launch of the first Swiss SICAV.

François Rayroux graduated from the University of Zurich (1986) and was admitted to the Zurich Bar (1989). He obtained an LLM from the University of Chicago law school (1990) and completed his doctoral thesis at the Zurich University (1993). He joined Lenz & Staehelin in 1992 and has been a partner since 1998. He speaks English, French, German and Italian.

Lenz & Staehelin is the largest Swiss law firm with over 200 lawyers and with offices in Geneva, Zurich and Lausanne. Lenz & Staehelin’s scope of activities covers all areas of business law for Swiss and international clients.

Private Funds - Formation

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Francois Rayroux is a preeminent name in the Swiss fund formation space, and wins endorsements from peers throughout Europe.

Biography

Dr François Rayroux offers legal advice to banks and securities dealers. He is considered a leading lawyer in banking and financial services in Switzerland. As such, he has been nominated by various professional organisations as an expert in Switzerland in banking and financial law, as well as capital markets law.

Dr François Rayroux is the head of the asset management group of Lenz & Staehelin in Geneva. He advises a number of Swiss and international financial institutions in all banking, asset management and regulatory matters, with a particular focus on fund management and distribution as well as all types of financial products, in particular derivative instruments. Considered as a leading lawyer in banking and asset management law in Switzerland, Dr François Rayroux has been consistently nominated by major directories as an expert in these fields. François Rayroux teaches investment funds law at professional organisations and is a frequent speaker at professional conferences on banking and financial law issues.

Admitted as an expert to the SIX Swiss Exchange for listing purposes, he is a member of the legal and compliance committee of the Swiss Funds Association and the investment funds committee of the International Bar Association (IBA). Co-author of the ISDA Netting and Collateral Opinions, he was the legal adviser in the context of the creation and launch of the first Swiss SICAV.

François Rayroux graduated from the University of Zurich (1986) and was admitted to the Zurich Bar (1989). He obtained an LLM from the University of Chicago law school (1990) and completed his doctoral thesis at the University of Zurich (1993). He joined Lenz & Staehelin in 1992 and has been a partner since 1998. He speaks English, French, German and Italian.

Lenz & Staehelin is the largest Swiss law firm with over 200 lawyers and with offices in Geneva, Zurich and Lausanne. Lenz & Staehelin’s scope of activities covers all areas of business law for Swiss and international clients.

Private Funds - Regulatory

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

The "outstanding" François Rayroux enjoys a stellar reputation among peers for his considerable experience advising on the full range of banking and regulatory issues.

Biography

Dr François Rayroux offers legal advice to banks and securities dealers. He is considered a leading lawyer in banking and financial services in Switzerland. As such, he has been nominated by various professional organisations as an expert in Switzerland in banking and financial law, as well as capital markets law.

Dr François Rayroux is the head of the asset management group of Lenz & Staehelin in Geneva. He advises a number of Swiss and international financial institutions in all banking, asset management and regulatory matters, with a particular focus on fund management and distribution as well as all types of financial products, in particular derivative instruments. Considered as a leading lawyer in banking and asset management law in Switzerland, Dr François Rayroux has been consistently nominated by major directories as an expert in these fields. François Rayroux teaches investment funds law at professional organisations and is a frequent speaker at professional conferences on banking and financial law issues.

Admitted as an expert to the SIX Swiss Exchange for listing purposes, he is a member of the legal and compliance committee of the Swiss Funds Association and the investment funds committee of the International Bar Association (IBA). Co-author of the ISDA Netting and Collateral Opinions, he was the legal adviser in the context of the creation and launch of the first Swiss SICAV.

François Rayroux graduated from the University of Zurich (1986) and was admitted to the Zurich Bar (1989). He obtained an LLM from the University of Chicago law school (1990) and completed his doctoral thesis at the Zurich University (1993). He joined Lenz & Staehelin in 1992 and has been a partner since 1998. He speaks English, French, German and Italian.

Lenz & Staehelin is the largest Swiss law firm with over 200 lawyers and with offices in Geneva, Zurich and Lausanne. Lenz & Staehelin’s scope of activities covers all areas of business law for Swiss and international clients.

National Leader

Switzerland - Banking 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

François Rayroux is “a much-respected practitioner” and wins high praise from peers who note he is “outstanding in the investment fund area”.

Biography

Dr François Rayroux offers legal advice to banks and securities dealers. He is considered a leading lawyer in banking and financial services in Switzerland. As such, he has been nominated by various professional organisations as an expert in Switzerland in banking and financial law, as well as capital markets law.

François Rayroux is the co-head of the banking and finance group of Lenz & Staehelin in Geneva. He advises a number of Swiss and international financial institutions in all banking and regulatory matters, with a particular focus on funds management and distribution as well as all types of financial products, in particular derivative instruments. François Rayroux teaches investment funds law at professional organisations and is a frequent speaker at professional conferences on banking and financial law issues.

Admitted as an expert to the SIX Swiss Exchange for listing purposes, he is a member of the legal and compliance committee of the Swiss Funds Association and the investment funds committee of the International Bar Association (IBA). Co-author of the ISDA Netting and Collateral Opinions, he was the legal adviser in the context of the creation and launch of the first Swiss SICAV.

François Rayroux graduated from the University of Zurich (1986) and was admitted to the Zurich Bar (1989). He obtained an LLM from the University of Chicago law school (1990) and completed his doctoral thesis at the Zurich University (1993). He joined Lenz & Staehelin in 1992 and has been a partner since 1998. He speaks English, French, German and Italian.

Lenz & Staehelin is the largest Swiss law firm with over 200 lawyers and with offices in Geneva, Zurich and Lausanne. Lenz & Staehelin’s scope of activities covers all areas of business law for Swiss and international clients.

Switzerland - Capital Markets

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

François Rayroux is a well-established figure in the Swiss finance space, where he enjoys a stellar reputation for his expertise when it comes to advising clients on debt and equity offerings and derivatives.

Biography

Dr François Rayroux offers legal advice to banks and securities dealers. He is considered a leading lawyer in banking and financial services in Switzerland. As such, he has been nominated by various professional organisations as an expert in Switzerland in banking and financial law, as well as capital markets law.

François Rayroux is the co-head of the banking and finance group of Lenz & Staehelin in Geneva. He advises a number of Swiss and international financial institutions in all banking and regulatory matters, with a particular focus on funds management and distribution as well as all types of financial products, in particular derivative instruments. François Rayroux teaches investment funds law at professional organisations and is a frequent speaker at professional conferences on banking and financial law issues.

Admitted as an expert to the SIX Swiss Exchange for listing purposes, he is a member of the legal and compliance committee of the Swiss Funds Association and the investment funds committee of the International Bar Association (IBA). Co-author of the ISDA Netting and Collateral Opinions, he was the legal adviser in the context of the creation and launch of the first Swiss SICAV.

François Rayroux graduated from the University of Zurich (1986) and was admitted to the Zurich Bar (1989). He obtained an LLM from the University of Chicago law school (1990) and completed his doctoral thesis at the Zurich University (1993). He joined Lenz & Staehelin in 1992 and has been a partner since 1998. He speaks English, French, German and Italian.

Lenz & Staehelin is the largest Swiss law firm with over 200 lawyers and with offices in Geneva, Zurich and Lausanne. Lenz & Staehelin’s scope of activities covers all areas of business law for Swiss and international clients.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

François Rayroux is one of the most prominent investment management lawyers in the country. He has expert knowledge of a wide range of financial products, and frequently advises various banks and financial institutions.

Biography

Dr François Rayroux offers legal advice to banks and securities dealers. He is considered a leading lawyer in banking and financial services in Switzerland. As such, he has been nominated by various professional organisations as an expert in Switzerland in banking and financial law, as well as capital markets law.

François Rayroux is the co-head of the banking and finance group of Lenz & Staehelin in Geneva. He advises a number of Swiss and international financial institutions in all banking and regulatory matters, with a particular focus on funds management and distribution as well as all types of financial products, in particular derivative instruments. François Rayroux teaches investment funds law at professional organisations and is a frequent speaker at professional conferences on banking and financial law issues.

Admitted as an expert to the SIX Swiss Exchange for listing purposes, he is a member of the legal and compliance committee of the Swiss Funds Association and the investment funds committee of the International Bar Association (IBA). Co-author of the ISDA Netting and Collateral Opinions, he was the legal adviser in the context of the creation and launch of the first Swiss SICAV.

François Rayroux graduated from the University of Zurich (1986) and was admitted to the Zurich Bar (1989). He obtained an LLM from the University of Chicago law school (1990) and completed his doctoral thesis at the Zurich University (1993). He joined Lenz & Staehelin in 1992 and has been a partner since 1998. He speaks English, French, German and Italian.

Lenz & Staehelin is the largest Swiss law firm with over 200 lawyers and with offices in Geneva, Zurich and Lausanne. Lenz & Staehelin’s scope of activities covers all areas of business law for Swiss and international clients.

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