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Jeremy Bacharach

Jeremy Bacharach est doctorant et assistant au Centre de droit bancaire et financier de l’Université de Genève. Après avoir exercé au barreau genevois, il rédige actuellement une thèse au croisement du droit pénal et du droit bancaire sous la direction des Prof. Ursula Cassani et Christian Bovet sur le thème des cryptomonnaies et du blanchiment d’argent.  Full CV (in English)

Structured products under FinSA

The entry in force of FinSA and the FinSO has introduced several changes to the regulation of structured products in Switzerland. Some changes appear directly in the specific rules on structured products, but most of them derive from their inclusion in the FinSA’s general framework. This article presents the new regulation of structured products as of 2020 and discusses a select handful of specific issues.

CapLaw : Swiss Capital Markets Law, 2020, n° 3, p. 10-14

Covid-19 and competition policy : A Swiss perspective

The interest of this brief and, to some extent, temporary study is to show that authorities addressing the consequences of the current COVID-19 crisis are reacting on a case-by-case basis and looking for the solution that seems the most appropriate at the precise moment they take their decision, with the information available at that time. With respect to competition policy, the difficulty lies in finding the right balance between mitigating the negative economic impact of the pandemic and maintaining the requirements of competition while guaranteeing legal certainty.

In Switzerland, supporting the economy has become one of the central components of political action, perhaps as important as health policy. Subsidization through cheap loans guaranteed by the public authorities has seemed less constraining on the Swiss liberal economy doctrine than giving free aid to enterprises. This was accompanied by waiving some procedures and form requirements as well as easing several financial ratios. However, while national regulations grant enough flexibility to implement these measures, Switzerland must carefully study the legal framework at the international level, especially because of its numerous bilateral agreements with the European Union. Finally, the authorities should pay special attention to issues pertaining to equality of treatment among competitors.

In: Concurrences, 2020, n° 2, p. 27-32.

L'ASB publie la Convention relative à l'obligation de diligence des banques 2020 (CDB 20).

Cette nouvelle version, qui remplace la CDB 16, entrera en vigueur le 1er janvier 2020. Les principales modifications portent sur l’identification du cocontractant lors d’opérations de caisse, l’identification par vidéo et en ligne, les ouvertures de compte en l’absence d’une documentation complète ainsi que la procédure devant la Commission de surveillance. La traduction française ainsi que le commentaire de l’ASB seront publiés ultérieurement.

Rapport du Conseil fédéral

Utilisation de technologies RegTech : quelle réglementation ?

Le Conseil fédéral a publié le 27 juin 2018 un rapport sur l’utilisation de technologies innovantes dans le domaine de la surveillance et de la réglementation des marchés financiers (RegTech). Ce rapport, rédigé en relation avec la FINMA, dresse un vaste portrait de la situation suisse et internationale en matière de RegTech. Les éléments suivants retiendront sans doute l’attention des juristes. Le Conseil fédéral s’attache tout d’abord à définir la notion de « RegTech » : ce terme recoupe l’utilisation de nouvelles technologies[...]