Who's Who Legal Switzerland Banking 2019

“is by far the most trusted banking lawyer in the market”

Who's Who Legal Switzerland Banking 2019

“there is no comparison with any other lawyer”

Who's Who Legal Switzerland Banking 2019

“I feel in safe hands with him, which is the most valuable asset for my company”

Who's Who Legal Switzerland Transport 2019

“a trustworthy lawyer offering excellent service in shipping and several other fields”

Who's Who Legal Global Transport 2020

“he impresses market commentators with his impressive work handling corporate matters and high-value transactions in the shipping space”

 
Grégoire Wuest

Agathe Conan

Assistant


agathe.conan@swlegal.ch

Grégoire Wuest is a Partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's Geneva office and Co-Head of our Banking and Finance Group in Geneva (ranked Band 1 by Legal 500). His practice focuses on banking and finance, in particular in the fields of private banking, where he advises banks and financial institutions on regulatory and clients' matters, and complex finance transactions. He also advises private clients on all aspects of trusts and international estate planning.

Experience

  • Advising international and Swiss banks, financial institutions and financial intermediaries and insurance companies on regulatory, business and legal matters, such as the implementation of new regulations 
  • Counsel to banks and financial institutions on their restructuration and extension of services (e.g. sales and acquisitions of client portfolios, opening of branches or subsidiaries in Switzerland or abroad, development of new products and services offered to clients, digitalization), covering both the regulatory side (with FINMA approval) and the corporate/contractual aspects
  • Advising banks on complex cross-border finance transactions, with a focus on transactions secured by unusual assets such as business jets, yachts, art, etc.
  • Extensive experience in corporate and transactional matters, focus on the shipping and business aviation industries
  • Advising private clients on all aspects of trusts and international estate planning

Career

Professional Experience
2016
Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer
2014
Senior Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
2010
Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
2006
Corporate Tax Consultant at a major auditing firm in Geneva
Education and Admission
2009
Bar Admission in Switzerland
2007
Certificate in International Business and Finance, New York University
2006
LL.M., University of Geneva
2004
lic. iur., University of Geneva
 

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