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Christian Schönfeld

Associate

Position: Associate
Practice Areas: Banking & Finance , Capital Markets , Corporate & M&A
Field-Display: Banking & Finance Team , Capital Markets Team , Corporate & M&A Team , Venture Capital Team , White Collar Crimes & Investigations Team , Startups

Dr Christian Schönfeld focuses on corporate and commercial law as well as the law of banking and capital markets and associated regulatory issues. Within these areas he has particular experience in collective investment law and Fintech (ICOs, tokenization etc.). He also advises on data protection matters and is a member of the Startup Desk. Before joining Prager Dreifuss as a lawyer, he worked as a research assistant for Prof. Dr. Urs Bertschinger at the University of St. Gallen.

E-Mail

+41 44 254 55 55

Linkedin

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Admission to the Bar

Admitted in Switzerland (2011) 

Practice Areas

  • Corporate & M&A
  • Capital Markets
  • Banking & Finance

Education

  • Maastricht University (ECPC-B Professional DPO Certification, 2019)
  • Queen Mary University of London (LL.M., 2017)
  • University of St. Gallen (Dr. iur., 2016, M.A. HSG in Law and Economics, 2007)

Languages

  • German
  • English

Memberships

  • Zurich and Swiss Bar Association
  • Swiss Lawyers Association

Publications

Subject: Startups
Autor: Michael Mosimann, Christian Schönfeld
Paper: International Financial Law Review IFLR

Demystifying blockchain regulation in Switzerland

Subject: Competition & Regulatory Matters
Autor: Michael Mosimann, Christian Schönfeld
Paper: PD Newsletter

Fintech Newsletter September 2019: Praktische Auswirkungen der neuen FINMA-Aufsichtsmitteilung "Zahlungsverkehr auf der Blockchain"

Subject: Capital Markets
Autor: Christian Schönfeld
Paper: The FinTech Edition

Smart Contracts under Swiss Law

Subject: Corporate News
Autor: Matthias Bürge, Andreas Moll, Christian Schönfeld, Charlotte Rupf
Paper: IFLR

IFLR Magazine July/August 2018: Share Transfer Restrictions - Unanswered Questions

Subject: Capital Markets
Autor: Christian Schönfeld
Paper: St. Galler Schriften zum Finanzmarktrecht, Band 12

Kollektive Kapitalanlagen in Krisensituationen

Autor: Christian Schönfeld
Paper: St. Galler Schriften zum Finanzmarktrecht, Band 12

Collective Investment Schemes in Distress