Practice & expertise

The lecocqassociategroup consists of four international offices - lecocqassociate Geneva, as a boutique law firm specialised in the niche areas of regulatory banking and corporate finance. lecocqassociate Malta as a regulatory advisory practice, lecocqassociate(DIFC) Dubai as a structuring advisory practice and lecocqassociate (ADGM) Abu Dhabi as legal consultants. We take pride in providing our clients with innovative tailor-made solutions in 10 practice areas.

Regulatory Finance

Our team is well versed in the laws and regulations that are issued by regulators in Switzerland (Swiss Financial Markets Supervisory Authority), European Union (including the Malta Financial Services Authority and CSSF), United Arab Emirates (including the UAE Central Bank, Securities & Commodities Authority, Dubai Financial Services Authority, Abu Dhabi Global Market Place Authority) and Cayman Islands. The Malta team specifically provides advice on the application of MiFID II.
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Regulatory Insurance

We can assist clients with setting up and authorising insurers, reinsurers and intermediaries, ongoing regulatory compliance, advice on any transactional work, drafting of policy documentation, portfolio transfers, and drafting of reinsurance treaties and other related documentation.
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Capital Markets, Private Equity and Mergers and Acquisitions

We provide legal advice and compliance services on laws, exchange listing rules, directives, circulars and regulations in relation to listing on a stock exchange and Initial Public Offerings (IPO); listing requirements; takeovers of public companies; filings; delisting of publicly-traded companies; rulings of exchange and promulgation of new rules; all issues surrounding Mergers and Acquisitions, and matters related to private equity.
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Corporate and Commercial

Our professionals are highly proficient in the drafting of corporate and commercial agreements. These include terms and conditions, non-disclosure agreements, non-compete agreements, fiduciary agreements, logistics, agency, distribution, sales and marketing, packaging and manufacturing, franchising, outsourcing, e-commerce, advertising, sales promotion, licensing and incorporation in Malta, Switzerland, ADGM and DIFC.
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Online Reputation Management

Our Reputation Management services combine our analytical and legal strategies to manage misleading content online. We conduct a risk assessment to examine our clients' KYC and online profiles to see the amount of damage caused by this false content. The legal team uses applicable laws within the relevant jurisdictions to put together solid and factual arguments to contact web hosts to potentially remove or correct false and inaccurate information published online or in any other forms of public media.
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Cyber Crime

Our expert team provides advice and strategic insight on cyber security standards, cyber crime audits and threats, data protection, and privacy (including General Data Protection Regulations). We assist and negotiate security issues that arise as part of mergers & acquisition transactions and the outsourcing of services, and we assist in managing the regulatory reporting of any cyber security incidents.
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Data Protection

We help our clients with providing external Data Protection Officer services in a range of industries; drafting internal data protection policies; reviewing and updating service provider agreements to ensure service providers adhere to the necessary requirements of the GDPR, and general guidance for companies needing to store and protect personal data.
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Intellectual Property

Our intellectual property lawyers have years of experience in this field, ensuring that our clients are protected from any possible threat. Our extensive knowledge in design, trademark and copyright law, misleading and deceptive conduct, passing off, and patent defence work allows us to provide a unique and comprehensive service across Switzerland, Malta and the UAE.
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White Collar Crime

Our multi-jurisdiction team of lawyers advises and represents multinational companies and high-net-worth individuals in domestic and cross-border white-collar professional occupational crime, including financial crimes and related matters including; fraud and embezzlement, bribery, forgery, money laundering and tax evasion.
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AI and Innovative Technologies

We provide legal solutions to issues related to AI and Innovative Technologies including Artificial Intelligence Liability to the legal relevance of the ‘Internet of Things,’ we can provide our clients with comprehensive AI Legal Advice and assistance on FinTech laws and Smart Contracts, and e-Sport projects.
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