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acting with punch.

International boutique law firm specialised in regulatory finance and insurance, investment funds, private equity, M&A structuring and online reputation management.
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About lecocqassociate

At lecocqassociate, our close-knit team of professionals collaborate seamlessly to offer our clients innovative and practical solutions across a diverse legal landscape.

We have a proven track record of excellence in the fields of financial and insurance regulatory advice, corporate finance and private equity. As part of our commitment to innovative problem solving for our clients and command of the constantly evolving digital arena, lecocqassociate is now taking the lead when it comes to advising in the fields of online reputation management, data protection, cyber security, digital asset regulation and eSports.

Our powerful focus, creative intelligence and commitment to exceptional service allows us to connect business, cultural, legal and regulatory variances across jurisdictions. With over 40 professionals based in four strategically-located international offices and planned openings in Luxembourg and New York, lecocqassociate is perfectly placed to excel across all our designated practice areas and geographic locales.

"At lecocqassociate, coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress and working together is success”
Our ethos
WEBINAR: Marketing and doing foreign life insurance business in and from Switzerland
December 1, 2021

WEBINAR: Marketing and doing foreign life insurance business in and from Switzerland

The draft ISA faced its first barrier this year on 3 May 2021 where one of the two parliament chambers, the National Council, re-adapted the draft ISA by excluding provisions relating to a new ombudsman’s office. Dominique Lecocq and Lucile Hostettler will touch on what foreign insurance companies marketing in and from Switzerland will need to know in order to be compliant with latest FINMA practice, the current and the upcoming legislative changes.
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Switzerland: Updated Swiss position on the Swiss-USA Privacy Shield
October 1, 2021

Switzerland: Updated Swiss position on the Swiss-USA Privacy Shield

The Swiss-US Privacy Shield is a transatlantic agreement between Switzerland and the USA dating back to 2017. The purpose was to guarantee a system in which US-based companies could become certified that they comply with data protection requirements when transferring personal data from Switzerland to such US-based company, based on article 6 of the Federal Act on Data Protection (“FADP”).
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The Chinese turning point on Data Protection
August 25, 2021

The Chinese turning point on Data Protection

On 20 August 2021, the Standing Committee of the Chinese National People’s Congress approved the new Personal Information Protection Law. The law will take effect from 1 November 2021 and it is regarded as the first comprehensive law on data protection in China.
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Limited Qualified Investor Fund: Amendments to CISA for a New Unregulated Fund Category In Switzerland

The Limited Qualified Investor Fund (L-QIF) is an innovative fund product designed to enhance Switzerland's attractiveness and innovative capacity as a fund centre; lecocqassociate provides a full range of financial regulatory, corporate and commercial advice concerning the structuring and incorporation of entities.
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International Hedge Fund Awards 2014 “Hedge Funds Legal Practice of the Year – Switzerland”
International Hedge Fund Awards 2014 “Hedge Funds Legal Practice of the Year – Switzerland”
2016 AI Hedge Fund Awards “Best Swiss Banking Law Firm and Recognised Leader in Regulatory Finance Law – Switzerland”
2016 AI Hedge Fund Awards “Best Swiss Banking Law Firm and Recognised Leader in Regulatory Finance Law – Switzerland”
The European Global Legal Awards 2018. Banking and Finance Law Firm of the Year – Switzerland
The European Global Legal Awards 2018. Banking and Finance Law Firm of the Year – Switzerland