Professor Urs Zulauf
Urs Zulauf has been an independent consultant in financial market regulation, supervision and proceedings in Berne since 1 January 2017, as well as an off-counsel with ENQUIRE, law firm for regulatory investigations, Zurich.
He has been teaching and researching as Titular Professor of Financial Markets Law at the University of Geneva since August 2015 and as Adjunct Professor of International Financial Markets Regulation at Cornell Law School, Ithaca NY since July 2013. He is one of the two leaders of the SNF research project “Global Enforcement against the Financial Industry”. In September 2019, he was appointed a Temasek Fellow of the Wealth Management Institute in Singapore. As academic director he oversees post-graduate courses in the Universities of Bern and Geneva and St. Gallen, and lectures regularly on financial market law topics.
From February 2014 to December 2016, he was Head Client Tax Policy at Credit Suisse in Zurich and a member of the Management Committee of the General Counsel function. From 1983 to 2013 he was in the service of the Swiss Banking and Financial Market Supervisory Authority, most recently until the end of January 2013 as General Counsel, Deputy Director and Member of the Executive Board of the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA in Berne.
Urs Zulauf completed his legal studies at the University of Berne as an advocate in 1982 and received his doctorate from the University of Berne in 1994 with a thesis on the due diligence obligations of banks under Swiss public law.
Urs Zulauf is married, father of four adult children and grandfather of six grandchildren.