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Frédérique Bensahel is considered as a leading lawyer in the banking and financial sector in Switzerland.

As Partner at FBT and head of its Banking and Finance group, Frédérique Bensahel advises Swiss and foreign financial institutions, in particular banks, asset managers, brokers, dealers as well as investment funds and fund managers on all regulatory and contractual issues. Frédérique Bensahel’s practice covers, in particular, fund and structured product distribution. Her activities also extend to civil financial litigation and regulatory proceedings.

Frédérique Bensahel is a member of the STEP association and has a broad experience in wealth planning and trustee regulations.

Frédérique Bensahel is the author of numerous publications in the field of financial regulation and investment funds and co-edited the Stämpfli Commentary of the Swiss Collective Investment Schemes Act (CISA). She is regularly invited to participate as speaker in conferences in the field of financial regulation and investment funds.

Areas of expertise

  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Asset Management
  • Investment Funds
  • Hedge Funds and Private Equity
  • Distribution of Financial Products
  • Independent Asset Manager and Trustee Regulation
  • Wealth Management
  • FINMA Enforcement Proceedings
  • Financial Litigation

Location

  • Rue du 31-Décembre 47
    Genève 1207
    Switzerland

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • German

Bar Admissions

  • Switzerland, 1992

Affiliations

  • Debt Collection and Bankruptcy Law Association - Member
  • Geneva Bar Association - Member
  • Geneva Business Law Association - Member
  • Geneva Fintech Association (GFA) - Member
  • International Bar Association (IBA) - Member
  • Lausanne University Centre for Business Law (CEDIDAC) - Member
  • Société genevoise de droit et de législation (SGDL) - Member
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) - Member
  • Swiss Bar Association - Member
  • Geneva Bar Association - Member
  • Swiss Bar Association - Member
  • International Bar Association (IBA) - Member
  • Swiss Funds and Asset Management Association (SFAMA) - Member
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) - Member
  • Association of International Business Lawyers (AIBL) - Member
  • Association genevoise de droit des affaires (AGDA) - Member
  • Société genevoise de droit et de législation (SGDL) - Member

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Banking and Finance Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Banking and Finance Law, Geneva, Switzerland (2022)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Switzerland 2023 for work in:

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Investment Funds
  • Investment Law
  • Regulatory Practice
  • Trusts and Estates

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