Dr François Rayroux offers legal advice to banks and securities dealers. He is considered as a leading lawyer in banking and financial services in Switzerland. As such, he has namely been nominated by various professional organizations as an expert in Switzerland in banking and financial as well as capital markets law, including by Chambers in 2016 as a leading individual in Investment Funds.
François Rayroux is the co-head of the Banking and Finance group of Lenz & Staehelin in Geneva. He advises a number of Swiss and international financial institutions in all banking and regulatory matters, with a particular focus on funds management and distribution as well as all types of financial products, in particular derivative instruments. He teaches investment funds law at professional organizations and is also a frequent speaker at professional conferences on banking and financial law issues.
Admitted as an expert to the SIX Swiss Exchange for Listing Purposes, he is a member of the Legal and Compliance Committee of the Swiss Funds Association as well as of the Investment Funds Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA). François Rayroux is also co-author of the ISDA Netting Opinions for Switzerland.
François Rayroux graduated from the University of Zurich in 1986 and was admitted to the Bar in 1989. In 1990 he obtained an LLM from the University of Chicago Law School and completed his doctoral thesis at the Zurich University in 1993. François Rayroux joined Lenz & Staehelin in 1992 and has been a partner since 1998. He speaks English, French, German and Italian.
Lenz & Staehelin is the largest Swiss law firm with over 200 attorneys and with offices in Geneva, Zurich and Lausanne. Lenz & Staehelin's scope of activities cover all areas of business law for Swiss and international clients.