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François Rayroux offers legal advice to banks and securities
dealers. He has been nominated by various professional
organisations as an expert in Switzerland in banking and
financial services, as well as capital markets law. In 2011
Chambers
cited him as a leading individual in investment funds.
Dr Rayroux is co-head of Lenz & Staehelin’s banking and
finance group in Geneva. He advises a number of Swiss and
international financial institutions on all banking and regulatory
matters, with a particular focus on funds management and
distribution, as well as all types of financial products, particularly
derivative instruments.
Dr Rayroux teaches investment funds law at various
professional organisations, including the master of banking law
programme at the University of Geneva. He is also a frequent
speaker at industry conferences on banking and financial law
issues. He is a member of the Legal and Compliance Committee
of the Swiss Funds Association and is also the author of the
International Swaps and Derivatives Association netting opinion
for Switzerland.
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 he
completed his doctoral thesis at the University of Zurich in 1993.
Dr Rayroux has been a partner at Lenz & Staehelin since 1998.
Lenz & Staehelin
Route de Chêne 30
Geneva
1208
Switzerland
T
+41 58 450 70 00
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+41 58 450 70 01
Rayroux, François
Lenz & Staehelin – Partner
francois.rayroux@lenzstaehelin.com | www.lenzstaehelin.com
Winner – Banking, Switzerland
What clients said
“His outstanding legal knowledge has led us to the
conclusion that it is more efficient to keep working
with François rather than hire an internal counsel
who would not be as competent – this speaks
volumes about the quality of his work.”
“Requests are always picked up immediately and
are adequately handled. He also ensures that the
work of his associates is of the highest standard.”
“Dr Rayroux is particularly attentive to his clients’
needs. Thanks to his great risk awareness, he is
very skilled at finding a balance between those
needs and the legal requirements.”
“His participation in industry working groups,
specialist knowledge and regular contact with the
Swiss regulator enable him to avoid unnecessary
and costly discussions and find pragmatic solutions
in the best interest of the client.”