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Insolvency & Restructuring

01 November 2019
Beat Mumenthaler Legal qualification of cryptocurrencies under Swiss insolvency law

Switzerland - Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law

The recent insolvency of German-Swiss cryptocurrency mining venture Envion AG inevitably begs the question of how cryptocurrencies should be treated in debt enforcement and insolvency proceedings. Further, the fact that cryptocurrencies have a number of particularities which distinguish them from other asset categories raises numerous questions relating to (for example) the seizure, attachment and liquidation of cryptocurrencies from a Swiss insolvency law perspective.

Author: Beat Mumenthaler
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