Michael Bopp

Lic. iur., Attorney-at-Law, LL.M.

Michael Bopp advises and represents clients in the fields of general commercial and economic law, focusing on financial market supervisory law, compliance, banking law as well as white-collar crime. He conducts national and international proceedings before state courts and arbitration tribunals and he acts as a lecturer at a university of applied sciences for continuing education.

Before joining VFS Partner as a partner, Michael Bopp was a founding partner of an international law firm in Zurich specialised in commercial law. In his professional years before, he gained experience as a Senior Compliance Officer at a major Swiss bank and as an attorney-at-law in a business law firm in Zurich.

  • Postgraduate studies at the University of Exeter, England (2007-2008; LL.M. in International Business Law);
  • Admitted to the Bar in the Canton of Zurich and in Switzerland (2005);
  • Studies in law at the University of Zurich and the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium (1995-2001, Lic. iur.).
Practice Areas
  • Corporate, Commercial and Contract Law
  • Financial Market Supervisory Law (Regulatory)
  • Law on Collective Investment Schemes
  • Banking Law
  • Compliance for financial service providers and other industries
  • Criminal Law (particularly white-collar crime)
  • Insolvency and Bankcrupty Law
  • Litigation and Arbitration
  • German
  • English
Memberships and further activities
  • Member of the Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • Member of the Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
  • Member of the International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Lecturer at the Institute of Financial Services Zug (IFZ) at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
  • Swiss Air Force, Helicopter Pilot


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