101 Crypto Legal

Learn the basics on legal implications with cryptocurrencies
100 CHF
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50 CHF (Member Price)
Zürich or Zug

Length: 1/2 day (date TBD)

Level: Beginner to intermediate

Language: English

Minimum: 5 participants

Prerequisites: Laptop / tablet

What legal consideration to consider when taking custody or exchanging customer fiat or crypto

  • AML risks and obligations in Switzerland and in other countries
  • Possible license and registration requirements
  • Proposed changes in Swiss law that may make this all easier
  • Onboarding customers–what to plan for when taking crypto or fiat

Creating Crypto-Funds–ways to create collective investments in crypto assets

  • Possible fund structures and classifications
  • What licenses and registrations are necessary
  • Structures that can possibly decrease cost and licensing requirements

Is your Token a Security

  • Current status of securities rules in Switzerland
  • Considering securities rules in other countries
  • The process for moving complying with securities regulations

Tax Considerations for Crypto

  • Swiss income tax for mining, ICOs and selling crypto
  • Forgotten taxes: Wealth Tax, VAT, Stamp Duty
  • Tax issues for multi-national owners of crypto companies

Structuring your Crypto Company

  • What are the entity options in Switzerland
  • What are the pros and cons of each
  • Moving an existing entity into Switzerland

What You Will Learn

Custody Legal Considerations

Creating Crypto-Funds

Token a Security

Tax Considerations for Crypto

Structuring your Crypto Company


Chris Murrer
Baker McKenzie
Baker McKenzie Zurich, specializing in International Tax, Crypto-Finance, FinTech

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