COVID-19 / Coronavirus
The world is taking extraordinary steps to fight and delay the spread of COVID-19. At Schellenberg Wittmer, we have taken the necessary steps to protect the health of our employees, our clients and the wider communities we work and live in. Most of our lawyers and staff now work remotely, but we remain fully available and reachable by phone (the normal phone numbers), email, fax and regular mail.

Click here to learn more about our COVID-19 resources. And a compilation of all COVID-19 regulations enacted by the Swiss government can be found here.


New Regulations for Trustees and Family Offices


With the Financial Institutions Act (FinIA), which came into force on 1 January 2020, trustees and independent asset managers are now subject to an authorisation requirement and supervision. The new regulation affects trustees and asset managers who carry out their activities on a professional basis in or from Switzerland for persons without family or economic ties. Existing trustees and asset managers must report to FINMA by 30 June 2020 and must meet the legal requirements by 31 December 2022.


Andrea Dorjee-Good and Paula Custer


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