Tarek Houdrouge

Tarek Houdrouge
Office:
15bis, rue des Alpes
PO Box 2088
1211
City:
Geneva
State:
Geneva
Country:
Switzerland

Biography:

Who's Who Legal Switzerland - Banking

Tarek Houdrouge is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's banking and finance, and corporate and commercial group in Geneva. Tarek's main areas of expertise are banking and finance, transactions and corporate law, combining banking and finance expertise with an M&A practice. He advises banks and financial institutions on all regulatory matters, cross-border activities, lending transactions and distribution of financial products. Tarek's practice also covers fintech and cryptocurrency.

Some recent examples of Tarek's expertise include advising a major European bank with strong international presence in the acquisitions and disposals of strategic clients' banking portfolios and in a merger and restructuring project; advising on the set-up of a new crowd-funding platform in Switzerland, including the regulatory analysis of all financial regulations; advising on all regulatory and corporate aspects of the first ICO powered by a Swiss bank; and advising a leading European bank on all regulatory aspects in the development of its online private banking offer and additional e-banking services.

Tarek studied at the Law School of the University of Lausanne where he graduated with a law degree in 2003 and with an LLM in European and international economic law in 2004. After he was admitted to the Bar in Switzerland in 2006, he worked as an associate in the banking and corporate groups of a large business law firm in Geneva. He obtained a Master of Laws from Northwestern University School of Law (Chicago) in 2010 and was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2011. Tarek joined Schellenberg Wittmer in 2010.

WWL says: Tarek Houdrouge is a firm favourite among banking sector clients who praise his "ability to formulate hypotheses proactively" as well as his "strong conceptual skills".

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