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Dr. Ansgar Schott

Baker & McKenzie Zurich


Dr. Ansgar Schott is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Zurich office. He has been recognized as a leading banking and finance lawyer by publications such as Legal 500, Chambers and Who's Who Legal. In 2016, Ansgar and his team received the European Banking and Finance Deal of the Year from The Lawyer for their work on a structured finance transaction. He is co-editor and author of the leading Swiss financial markets commentaries and lectures Law & Economics at the University of St. Gallen.

Practice Focus

Ansgar advises Swiss and international financial institutions and corporations on all aspects of financial services, fintech, investment and capital markets law. He advises throughout the lifecycle of regulated businesses - on launch and authorisation, global expansion, business and product innovation, new regulatory developments, and on responding to regulatory enquiries and investigations. Ansgar also advises on financing and securitization transactions.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advising Swiss bank in connection with the implementation of the new FIDLEG regulation.

  • Representing numerous financial institutions and their management in connection with FINMA-proceedings.

  • Advising a number of financial institutions on financial crime risk assessments, policies and procedures.

  • Advising Swiss payment systems in connection with regulatory matters.

  • Advising banks and traders on new derivatives and trading regulations, and trading venues in connection with new regulatory requirements.

  • Advising numerous investment funds on legal matters in connection with administration and distribution of funds.

  • Represented UBS Switzerland AG in connection with several structured finance transactions.

  • Represented Aduno Holding AG and other Swiss corporates in connection with a syndicated credit facility, arranged by major Swiss banks.

  • Represented Notenstein PrivatBank AG in the acquisition of client portfolios from LBBW (Schweiz) AG.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Zurich Bar Association
  • Swiss Bar Association


  • Zurich~Switzerland (2005)


  • Columbia University (New York) (LL.M., Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar) (2009)
  • University of Zurich (Dr. iur.) (2002)
  • University of Fribourg (lic. iur.) (1999)
  • University of Bordeaux (Certificate European Studies) (1997)


  • English
  • German


Co-editor and author, Commentary on Swiss Financial Services Act (FIDLEG) - appears in Schulthess 2020

Co-editor and author, Commentary on Swiss Financial Institutions Act (FINIG) - appears in Schulthess 2020

Co-editor and author, Commentary on Swiss Financial Market Infrastructure Act (FinfraG) , Schulthess 2016

Co-editor and author, Commentary on Swiss Intermediated Securities Act (BEG), Schulthess 2012

Div. other commentaries, articles and newsletters


Speaker, “Financial Services – Fit für 2019,” Baker McKenzie Financial Services Lunch Briefing, January 2019

Speaker, Loan Market Association (LMA), Zurich Seminar, February 2018

Speaker, “Securitisation Roundtable,” Baker McKenzie Banking & Finance Practice Group Meeting, January 2018

Speaker, “Compliance Funktion vor einem Paradigmenwechsel,“ Europa Institut Zürich, 4. Tagung zur Compliance im Finanzdienstleistungsbereich, November 2017

Div. other speaking engagements