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Client Choice – International 2013
François Rayroux advises banks and securities dealers. He has
been nominated as an expert in Switzerland in banking, financial
services and capital markets law. In 2012
cited him
as a leading individual in investment funds. Dr Rayroux co-
heads Lenz & Staehelin’s banking and finance group in Geneva.
He advises Swiss and international financial institutions in all
banking and regulatory matters, with a particular focus on funds
management and distribution and all types of financial product,
particularly derivative instruments.
Dr Rayroux teaches investment funds law at various
professional organisations, including the master’s of banking
law programme at the University of Geneva. He is a frequent
speaker at industry conferences. Dr Rayroux is admitted to the
SIX Swiss Exchange for listing purposes. He is a member of
the Legal and Compliance Committee of the Swiss Funds
Association and also a co-author of the International Swaps
and Derivatives Association netting opinion for Switzerland.
He acted as legal adviser of the first
Swiss Société
d’Investissement À Capital Variable
Dr Rayroux graduated from the University of Zurich in
1986 and was admitted to the Bar in 1989. In 1990 he obtained
an LLM from the University of Chicago law school and
completed his doctoral thesis at the University of Zurich in 1993.
Dr Rayroux has been a partner at Lenz & Staehelin since 1998.
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What clients said
“His outstanding expertise is recognised by clients
from the industry, as well as by legislators,
authorities and industry associations.”
“François has been instrumental in shaping the
revised Swiss collective investment scheme law
as an expert consulted by the legislators and the
authorities throughout the legislative process.”
“He continues to assist clients with his excellent
legal advice, coupled with a sound understanding
of their economic needs.”
“François provides a clear opinion and is very much
focused on clients’ needs.”
Rayroux, François
Lenz & Staehelin – Partner |
Winner – Banking, Switzerland