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

Our team can assist clients with the setting-up and authorisation of insurers, re-insurers 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 clients with legal and regulatory services in relation to client’s listing securities IPOs; on-going regulatory advice for listed companies; the delisting of publicly-traded companies; all issues surrounding M&A; 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, licensing, advertising and sales promotion.
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Online Reputation Management

Our Online Reputation Management approach starts from a legal perspective. We understand that our clients’ success and peace of mind can depend on a positive online presence. Our online reputation management service (ORM) team evaluates the digital media landscape to offer our clients the fairest and reasonable online presence based on their rights in the applicable jurisdictions.
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Cyber Crime

Our expert team assess any new technology on behalf of a client in order to provide advice and strategic insight on data protection, privacy (including General Data Protection Regulations), cyber security standards and threats. 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 DPO services to clients in a range of industries; drafting internal data protection policies; reviewing and update 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

lecocqassociate's intellectual property lawyers hold years of experience in the field of intellectual property, ensuring that you as an inventor are fortified from any possible threat. Our extensive knowledge in design and trademark and copyright law as well as misleading and deceptive conduct, passing off, and patent defense work allows us to provide a unique and comprehensive service across Switzerland, Malta and the UAE.
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White Collar Crime

lecocqassociate has a multi-jurisdiction team of lawyers who advise and represent multi-national companies and high net worth individuals in both 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

At lecocqassociate, we provide our clients with progressive services and solutions to issues related to AI and innovative technologies. From matters relating to AI liability to the legal relevance of the ‘Internet of Things’ – where Internet connectivity has expanded into everyday objects and physical devices, lecocqassociate is able to provide clients with comprehensive AI legal advice and assistance.
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