Date: 21 March 2024
Time: 4:30 PM UTC
Duration: 60 min
Language: English
Format: Online
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Worldwide: Tokenisation and Regulated Securities Token Secondary Markets in Switzerland

The Webinar will outline the Swiss legal framework on tokenisation and the great opportunity to list securities token in a regulated Swiss trading venue as a secondary market which is a world premiere. 

As of today, Switzerland has a Swiss standard for the tokenisation of shares of Swiss corporations and companies can even obtain a certification that the securities token issued by such companies are conform to the Swiss standard. This certification gives legal certainty to such securities token and comfort to the potential investors.

Tokenization enables non-listed, private companies to leverage new financing and investment models. Tokenization allows them to open their capital to investors by different means and through different channels, such as online exchange platforms. Tokenization thus contributes to the modernization and democratization of finance, by making investment simpler and more accessible, notably for retail investors.

As of June 2022, a number of Swiss SMEs seized the opportunity and tokenized their shares. For example, 2021 saw the tokenization of companies active in diverse sectors such as IT, finance, or adventure sports. The interest and demand for tokenization increases as the technology matures and legal processes are streamlined.

A Swiss trading venue recently obtained a licence from the Swiss regulator, FINMA, for a trading venue for retail investors, which is a world premiere. This a huge opportunity for companies around the world to set up a subsidiary in Switzerland and have the shares of such subsidiary traded in a legit and regulated secondary market without the cost related to IPOs.

Fabien Gillioz

Fabien has a long-standing and broad experience in providing corporate advices to Swiss and International clients, ranging from entrepreneurs and SME companies to regulated businesses.

He is specialized in corporate, commercial law and data protection regulations. He also assist Fintech Companies on Swiss financial laws and regulations.

Alexandre De Boccard

Alexandre advises Swiss and foreign financial institutions such as banks, securities firms, fund management companies, asset managers of collective investment schemes, asset managers of individual portfolios, financial advisors, companies active in the offer and marketing of financial products as well as FinTech companies on Swiss financial laws and regulations.

He assists clients in obtaining licences from the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA), structuring activities in relation with Swiss or foreign collective investment schemes and in obtaining no-action letters (ruling) when the activity falls outside the scope of application of Swiss financial laws and regulations.

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