Nina Reiser is Associate Professor of Financial Markets Law at the School of Law and affiliated with the HSG Center for Financial Services Innovation (FSI-HSG). Prior to her appointment at the University of St.Gallen, she held various positions at the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA. She researches and teaches in the areas of financial market law and corporate law. In doing so, she combines basic research with practical insights from her work at FINMA.
Stock corporation law reform
The Swiss parliament passed the stock corporation law reform on 19 June 2020. The revised company law consistently regulates the use of electronic means for the first time. In doing so, it contains various facilitations for the use of electronic instruments in the conduct of general meetings and board meetings. In the article published in the Swiss Journal of Business and Financial Market Law, Nina Reiser explores the following questions: What are the concrete options available and what are the practical implications of these innovations? What do banks need to bear in mind from a supervisory perspective? To the article
The article is the written version of a presentation at the SZW conference on company law on 14 September 2022. September 2022.
In recent years, the lack of personal accountability of members of boards of directors or executive boards - especially in the banking sector - has been repeatedly taken up in the media and the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA has been accused of "toothlessness". The personal responsibility of errant bank managers is also repeatedly an issue in politics. The article explores the following questions: Can the warranty audit of bank managers deliver what it promises? How could the audit be improved within the existing legal framework or, if necessary, by means of new or adapted regulations? To the article