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Hans Moritz is a Partner at CapstoneLaw where he counsels international and domestic asset managers, funds, institutional and private investors, banks and other financial institutions on their investment management activities. Hans’s breadth of legal expertise and leadership of complex transactions across multiple jurisdictions have earned him a reputation as a leader in private fund matters.

Hans focuses on advising sponsors on a wide variety of strategies including private equity, venture capital, renewable power, private credit including direct lending, corporate private placement as well as mezzanine financing and real estate. He advises on formation, marketing and management of private funds, manager and fund level transactions as well as regulatory and operational issues. Hans is experienced in the acquisition of fund interests and formation and negotiation of co-investments. He counsels major institutional and private investors in connection with their investments in private equity, private debt and infrastructure. 

Hans has guided clients through multiple commercial, legal and operational challenges including key person events, investor defaults, advisory board resolutions, spin-outs and other significant transactions. As in-demand speaker, Hans is addressing audiences at international fund and investor conferences and is involved in developing policy maker initiatives.  

Prior to co-founding CapstoneLaw in 2018 Hans worked inter alia for UBS, Swiss Re Private Equity Partners and most recently at BlackRock overlooking their private equity and infrastructure business in Switzerland and continental Europe as deputy general counsel Switzerland. Hans received his Doctorate in Law from the University of Lausanne (2004) and his Master in European and International Economic Law from LMU Munich (2003). He is admitted in Zurich (Art. 28 BGFA) and Munich.

  • Partner with CapstoneLaw, Zurich, since 2017
  • BlackRock Switzerland, previously Swiss Re Private Equity Partners: In-House Counsel (since 2015 Deputy Head Legal & Compliance BlackRock Switzerland), Zurich, 2012 – 2017.
  • UBS AG: In-House Counsel and Private Funds Product Expert, Zurich, 2008 – 2012.
  • Equity Trust Fund Services, In-House Counsel, Luxembourg, 2007 – 2008.
  • Bundesverband Alternative Investments, In-House Counsel, Bonn, 2006 – 2007.
  • Ebner Stolz, Associate, Munich, 2004 – 2006.
  • Member Zurich Bar Association
  • Member Swiss Bar Association
  • Member Munich Bar Association
  • Board Member Swiss Maltese Chamber of Commerce
  • Zurich, Switzerland (Art. 28 BGFA)
  • Munich, Germany (Art. 12 BRAO)
  • PhD in Law (Doctorat en Droit), Université de Lausanne, 2004 (Prix de l’Association des Anciens Étudiants de l’Université de Lausanne).
  • Master in European and International Economic Law (LL.M.Eur.), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, 2003 (with highest distinction).
  • Bar Exam (Second State Exam), Munich, 2001, Secondments with Lette LLP, Montréal and Drew & Napier LLC, Singapore.
  • Certificate in Financial Accounting and Balance Sheet Analysis, Chamber of Commerce, Munich, 2000.
  • Graduate Law Degree (First State Exam), Munich, 1999, Law Studies at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and Université de Lausanne.
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • The Financial Services Act and the Financial Institutions Act (with Dirk Spiegel), in Citywire Swiss Edition, October 2018.
  • Thorough Due Diligence Required – Legal and Tax Aspects of Private Market Investments, in German, (with Mirjam Staub-Bisang), in Schweizer Personalvorsorge 09/2018, p. 88 – 89.
  • Reforming Hedge Fund Regulation in Germany (with Achim Pütz), in International Investor, Spring 2007, p. 92 – p. 94.
  • German Hedge Fund Regulation – a Perspective on Forthcoming Developments, (with Achim Pütz), in Euromoney – Hedge Fund and Alternative Investments Handbook 2007, p. 57 – p. 63.
  • Amendment of the German Investment Act (with Achim Pütz), in German, in Absolutreport February/March 2007, p. 32 – p. 39.
  • Hedge Fund Regulation in Germany – Some Room for Improvement (with Achim Pütz), in German, in Absolutreport 06/2006, p. 46 – p. 53.
  • The German Sales Prospectus Ordinance: Legal Requirements of the Sales Prospectus of Closed-ended Funds, in German, (with Paul Grimm), in Betriebs-Berater 7/2005, p. 337 – p. 344.
  • Closed-Ended Funds under Scrutiny: Grey Areas of the future Sales Prospectus Liability. In German (with Paul Grimm), in Berater-Brief Vermögen 1/2005, p. 11 – p. 14.
  • The Sales Prospectus of Closed-Ended Funds, in German, (with Paul Grimm), in Betriebs-Berater 34/2004, p. 1801 – p. 1802.
  • Amendment of the German Sales Prospectus Act – Current Trends, in German (with Paul Grimm), in Betriebs-Berater 25/2004, p. 1352 – p. 1357.
  • Minority Squeeze Out in Stock Companies, in German, 329 pages, Baden-Baden (Germany), 2004
Who’s Who Legal, Global Guide 2021 (to be published in Oct 2020):
  • Category: Private Funds – Formation
  • Category: Private Funds – Regulatory

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