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Christian Schönfeld


Position: Associate
Practice Areas: Banking & Finance , Capital Markets , Corporate & M&A , Health and Medical Law , Venture Capital , White Collar Crimes & Investigations
Field-Display: Banking & Finance Team , Capital Markets Team , Corporate & M&A Team , Health and Medical Law 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.


+41 44 254 55 55



Admission to the Bar

Admitted in Switzerland (2011) 

Practice Areas

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


  • 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)


  • German
  • English


  • Zurich and Swiss Bar Association
  • Swiss Lawyers Association


Subject: Corporate News
Autor: Gion Christian Casanova, Reto M. Jenny, Christian Schönfeld
Reading time: 1 Min

Prager Dreifuss joins VSUJ summer event

The summer event of the Association of Swiss Corporate Lawyers turned into a successful evening at the Zunfthaus zur Zimmerleuten in cooperation with Prager Dreifuss. PD attorneys Christian Casanova, Reto M. Jenny and Christian Schönfeld spoke on the topic of cyber risk and data protection, followed by an inspiring career keynote speech by Beat Hess, former in-house counsel, and current Chairman of LafargeHolcim.

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