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Caroline Clemetson, LL.M.

Partner

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
15bis, rue des Alpes

P.O. Box 2088

1211 Geneva 1
Switzerland

T +41 22 707 8000
D +41 22 707 8090
F +41 22 707 8001

Languages:
French, English, German

T +41 22 707 8000
D +41 22 707 8090
F +41 22 707 8001

Caroline Clemetson, LL.M.

Partner

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19

P.O. Box 2201

8021 Zurich
Switzerland

T +41 44 215 5252
D +41 44 215 9391
F +41 44 215 5200

Languages:
French, English, German

T +41 44 215 5252
D +41 44 215 9391
F +41 44 215 5200

„wonderful“

Who's Who Legal

„gifted handling of complicated procedures“

Who's Who Legal

„phenomenal technical abilities“

Who's Who Legal

„In addition to her technical skills, she has an excellent capacity for communicating the important aspects of a matter to the client honestly, clearly and precisely“

Chambers Global

„outstanding expertise in all matters related to Swiss-regulated fund management.“

Chambers Global 2018
 

Caroline Clemetson is a Partner the Banking and Finance Department in Geneva and in Zurich and a member of the firm's Management Committee. She heads the Investment Management Practice of the firm and her focus is on banking and finance law.

Practice Areas / Sectors and Industries

Expertise and Experience

  • Focus in banking and finance law, in particular financial services and financial regulation, asset management, collective investment schemes and other investment products, distribution of financial products, derivatives, trade finance, pension funds as well as insurance and insurance brokerage regulation
  • Very experienced in corporate and transactional matters

Career

Professional Experience
2019
Member of the Management Committee of Schellenberg Wittmer
2014
Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer
2006-2014
Head of the Investment Products and Distribution Department within the Markets Division of the Swiss Financial Markets Supervisory Authority (FINMA)
2001-2005
Associate in a business law firm in Geneva

Education and Admission
2006
Master of Laws (LL.M.), Columbia University New York
2003
Bar Admission in Switzerland
2001
lic. iur., Universities of Lausanne and Zurich

Additional Professional Activities
  • Authorized representative at the SIX Swiss Exchange
  • Member of the Specialist Committee Legal & Compliance of the Swiss Funds and Asset Management Association (SFAMA)
  • Secretary to the Executive Board of the Swiss Trading & Shipping Association (STSA)

„wonderful“

Who's Who Legal

„gifted handling of complicated procedures“

Who's Who Legal

„phenomenal technical abilities“

Who's Who Legal

„In addition to her technical skills, she has an excellent capacity for communicating the important aspects of a matter to the client honestly, clearly and precisely“

Chambers Global

„outstanding expertise in all matters related to Swiss-regulated fund management.“

Chambers Global 2018

Recognitions

  • Who's Who Legal: Switzerland - Investment Management and Banking, Thought Leader
  • Ranked in Chambers Global and Chambers Europe: Investment Funds
  • Expert Guides 2015/2016: Rising Star in Investment Funds
  • 2016-2018 IFC Powerwomen Top 200
  • CityWealth Leaders List 2017
  • Legal 500: Banking and Finance
  • Chambers FinTech Guide
  • Leaders League International Corporate Finance Guide

Selected Publications

Code des obligations II (CO II) - Commentaire romand
Caroline Clemetson, Carlo Lombardini
Commentaire des art. 621, 623-625, 627-633, 634a, 640-643, 645, 647 CO, 43-44 ORC . - Ed. par Pierre Tercier, Marc Amstutz, Rita Trigo Trindade. - 2ème éd. - Helbing Lichtenhahn, 2017
 
The regulation of FinTech firms in Switzerland
in: Payments & Fintech Lawyer, pp. 14-15, January 2017