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Dr. Markus Winkler

Baker & McKenzie Zurich


Dr. Markus Winkler is an associate in Baker McKenzie's Zurich office. He studied law at the University of Zurich (Dr. iur., 2015) and mathematics at ETH Zurich (Dr. sc. math. ETH, 2001). He joined Baker McKenzie in 2017 after several years as an investment professional in wealth and asset management.

Practice Focus

Markus Winkler combines practicing law with an extensive experience in international wealth and asset management. His special focus lies on regulatory affairs and data privacy issues related to the financial services and the technology industries.

Markus advises companies on regulatory compliance for existing and new entities or products and services.On the preventive side, this includes advice on compliance-by-design, in particular in respect to client on-boarding and e-marketing communication or supplier and outsourcing relationships. He also supports company management in detecting internal compliance issues (e.g. data leaks, unlawful behaviour) and in taking corrective measures, including assisting them in their relationship with competent authorities.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Zurich Bar Association
  • CFA Institute


  • Switzerland (2015)


  • University of Zurich (Dr. iur. Walther Hug Foundation Prize) (2014)
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (Dr. sc. math.) (2001)


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian


Author, Grenzbetrachtungen zum Bankgeheimnis, Jusletter, June 2019

Author, Datenschutz bei M&A Transaktionen, GesKR 2/2018

Author, Einheit oder Harmonie der Rechtsordnung?, ZSR, May 2017

Co-author, "US-amerikanische REIT – komplex, aber interessant," Schweizer Personalvorsorge, June 2018, p. 82 et sqq.

Co-author, "Negativzinsen aus steuerrechtlicher Sicht," Zürcher Steuerpraxis, Issue No. 1, March 2018


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

Speaker, “Fondsplattformen im Lichte von FIDLEG,“ University of St. Gallen, Law School, Institute for Legal Studies and Legal Practice, December 2018

Speaker, “Financial Services – Fit für 2018?,” Baker McKenzie Financial Services Lunch Briefing, January 2018