New Swiss legal framework for digital assets on distributed ledgers


The new Swiss DLT Act aims at improving the legal framework for digital assets held on distributed ledgers by amending various existing laws rather than regulating digital assets in a separate stand-alone regulation. The DLT Act introduces DLT rights as a new concept for rights registered on distributed ledgers. It also expands the right of investors to set-aside crypto-assets held in custody. The DLT Act will amend the current Swiss regulation by introducing a new licence category for trading venues where securities registered on distributed ledgers may be traded.


Stay up to date!

*Required fields

Newsletters & Newsflashes

Monthly selected key topics from our practice areas, sectors and industries, plus newsflashes on recent developments.


Monthly email with the latest updates and summaries of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court's case law in arbitration matters.
A regular look from a unique M&A perspective at legal changes, economic developments and societal trends in Switzerland.
Regular insights into Swiss and international trends and legal developments in the construction industry.
Concise analysis of key trends in the fast-moving world of corporate governance for board members of Swiss companies.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.