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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.

"The firm has the deep knowledge necessary to give the required support. I would summarise the team as knowledgeable, business-oriented, efficient and understanding. I like to work with them because of their efficiency and knowledge in the area.”
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Our ethos
Dominique Lecocq at SuperReturn Emerging Markets 2023
June 19, 2023

Dominique Lecocq at SuperReturn Emerging Markets 2023

Dominique Lecocq spoke to an audience of over 300 GPs and LPs on "The Best Structure for Your Project" and "Finding a Home: Fund Domiciling and the Legal Stuff" during the SuperReturn Emerging Markets 2023 event at Hotel Okura Amsterdam.
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UAE: Marketing Foreign Funds in the UAE
May 26, 2023

UAE: Marketing Foreign Funds in the UAE

The UAE Securities and Commodities Authority monitors and regulates the financial market including three (3) stock exchanges: the Dubai Financial Market (“DFM”), the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (“ADX”) and the Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (“DGCX”). Moreover, SCA oversees all securities related activity in the country except activities in the financial free zones that are supervised by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (“DFSA”) in DIFC and the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (“FSRA”) in ADGM.
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Lucile Cesareo-Hostettler's interview with Bilan Magazine Focus 2023
February 22, 2023

Lucile Cesareo-Hostettler's interview with Bilan Magazine Focus 2023

There is a need for the legislator and regulator to have an in depth understanding of the technical issues in order to come up with solutions in line with the needs of the financial sector and the demand of clients and/or investors.
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Switzerland: Conduct Rules for Financial Service Providers - New FINMA Circular

FINMA published a circular to clarify and strengthen supervisory practices related to the FinSA and FinSO. The circular is addressed to financial service providers supervised by FINMA or a supervisory organisation. It creates transparency regarding FINMA’s practice relating to selected aspects of rules of conduct under FinSA/FinSO.
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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