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Dr. Jana Essebier


work Schützengasse 1 P.O. Box
8021 Zurich


Attorney at Law / Partner
Jana Essebier

Jana Essebier specialises in banking and finance law. She regularly advises Swiss and foreign financial market participants on regulatory law and insolvency and restructuring as well as on litigious matters. One focus of her work is FinTech innovations, such as crowdfunding, mobile payment and blockchain, as well as providing legal advice to start-ups. In addition, she advises both financial market participants and investors on derivatives, structured products and other financial instruments. Her experience working in-house at a large international bank has proven invaluable to her clients. Jana is recognized by the Regulatory Board of the SIX Swiss Exchange as representative of issuers. In addition to her activities as an attorney, Jana publishes and speaks regularly on current regulatory issues as well as being an active lecturer in banking and capital market law at EXPERTsuisse.

  • DAS in Banking (2014)
  • Swiss Finance Institute (2013)
  • Second Bar Exam in Hamburg (2005)
  • University of Hamburg (Dr. iur., 2004)
  • First Bar Exam in Brandenburg (2000)
  • Universities of Potsdam and Geneva
  • Secondment with UBS Investment Bank London in the derivatives, structured products and structured funds department
  • Law clerk with White & Case LLP, Hamburg, and Gide Loyrette Nouel, Paris
  • Notary public clerk in Hamburg
  • Court clerk
  • Lecturer at the Institute for Comparative Law of the University of Paris II
  • Research assistant to the Law Faculty of the University of Potsdam (in private international law) and to the Max Planck Institute for Foreign Private Law and Private International Law, Hamburg
Memberships in Associations
  • Zurich Bar Association
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Association of German and Swiss Lawyers (DSJV)
  • Hanseatic Bar Association Hamburg
  • International Bar Association (Officer of the Insolvency Section)
  • Crypto Valley Association
  • German
  • English
  • French
Practice areas
  • Asset Management
  • Banking Law
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Capital Markets
  • Collective Investment Schemes
  • Compliance Support
  • Data Protection
  • Financing
  • Insolvency Law
  • Insurance Law
  • M&A
  • Private Equity
  • Public Economic Law
  • Regulatory
  • Restructuring and Reorganisation
  • Stock Exchange Law
  • Venture Capital
  • White Collar Crime