valfor offers the full range of transactional and regulatory services to players in the insurance industry in Switzerland and abroad, i.e. domestic and foreign insurance and reinsurance undertakings, groups, conglomerates, intermediaries and special purpose vehicles as well as capital providers.

Our vast expertise allows us to provide legal and regulatory advice related to the establishment, licensing and management of small start-ups as well as large multinationals operating in the insurance sector and any domestic or cross-border matters that may arise out of such operations.

In advising our clients, we rely on quick and effortless collaboration across various practice groups (incl. Banking, Capital Markets, Financing and Financial Regulatory, Corporate and M&A / Private Equity, Startups and Venture Capital, Data and Technology), allowing us to form interdisciplinary teams consisting of all relevant subject matter experts, each as the specialized advice requires. 

Core Expertise

  • Business plan filings and amendments
  • Corporate transactions/insurance M&A, re-domiciliation and restructuring
  • Drafting/negotiating (re)insurance contracts
  • Establishment of presence in Switzerland (including through foreign branches)
  • FINMA-dealings and enforcement proceedings
  • Investments, Solvency (SST) and Tied Assets
  • Insurance Policies Review
  • Licensing of insurance and reinsurance undertakings
  • Outsourcing of significant functions
  • Requirements on Management and Organization
  • Risk transfers
  • Run-off and dissolution/deletion
  • Sale and purchase of portfolios and assets
  • Supervision of insurance groups, conglomerates, intermediaries and SPV
We are now valfor

We are pleased to announce the successful completion of the merger of BianchiSchwald, GHR Rechtsanwälte and PYTHON.

From July 1, 2024, we will operate as valfor. valfor stands for our continued commitment and our joint endeavor to offer our clients real added value – value beyond legal advice.

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