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Dr. Yves Mauchle

Yves Mauchle is a partner in Baker McKenzie’s Corporate Finance Practice Area in Zurich. He practices in capital markets and financial regulation and is ranked by Chambers Europe. Yves joined the Firm in 2011 as a trainee lawyer, rejoined as an associate in 2016 and became a partner in 2023. He regularly publishes in the fields of capital markets, financial services regulation and digital transformation.

SIX Exchange Regulation has revised certain regulations concerning ad hoc and management transaction disclosures. The new rules will enter into force on 1 February 2024. The updated regulations include, as the only substantive change concerning listed equity securities, management reporting obligations relating to transactions by related persons, even in cases where there is no direct involvement of a manager or board member in the transaction. The remainder of the amendment concerns a more granular description of how to report management transactions to the issuer.

On 28 June 2023, the EU Commission published its long-awaited package of reforms to the EU payments regulatory regime. Deeming the package an “evolution not a revolution” of the EU payments framework, the Commission has published proposals for:
• A third Payment Services Directive repealing and replacing the Payment Services Directive and Electronic Money Directive
• A new Payment Services Regulation, which will harmonize and directly apply most of the conduct obligations imposed on payments firms
• A new Regulation on a framework for financial data access, relating to open finance
• A new Regulation on the establishment of a digital euro

In June 2020, the modernized Swiss company law (grosse Aktienrechtsrevision) was adopted after years of parliamentary discussion. The revision includes updated rules with respect to management compensation for listed companies. Furthermore, the Swiss Confederation adopted new rules on the disclosure of non-financial matters as well as minerals and metals from conflict areas and child labor.

As one of the largest Swiss lending teams, we compile our hot lending topics every year in a short and readable way. The overview covers LIBOR transition 2.0, new corporate law, sanctions, ESG lending, and collateral in tokens. We hope you will enjoy reading our overview.

The recent increase in value of cryptoassets as an investment class along with media coverage associated with high profile large investors has resulted in regulators warning investors to be cautious of the associated volatility risk. Against the background of these recent developments, we’re seeing increasing demand for legal advice in this area.