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Dr. Ansgar Schott

Baker McKenzie Switzerland AG


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. 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 (2016). 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's practice focuses on transactions with regulatory components. On the product side, he specialises in investment funds, structured products, derivatives, securitisations and bail-in instruments.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised Swiss Life and UBS on the setup and launch of Clean Energy Infrastructure Switzerland 3 KmGK.

  • Advised Zürcher Kantonalbank and Credit Suisse acting as Joint Arrangers, Joint Bookrunners and Joint Lead Managers in connection with the issuance of asset-backed notes by First Swiss Mobility 2022-1 AG.

  • Advised Leonteq on its new cooperation with VP Bank for the manufacturing and distribution of structured investment products.

  • Advised Helveteq as new Swiss ETP issuer offering a pioneering solution for climate-neutral blockchain investments.

  • Advised UBS with regard to the sale of their stake in UBS Foncenter to Clearstream.

  • Advised CoinShares in connection with its admission as new ETP issuer at the SIX Swiss Exchange and the listing of its first physical bitcoin ETP

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