ACTIVITIES

Maria Chiriaeva advises private and institutional clients on banking and financial law, including regulatory, contractual, and commercial matters. Her practice covers the banking sector, investment management and alternative investments, both in terms of compliance and internal investigations.

EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES
2021

Associate at Borel & Barbey

2015

Secondment at Slaughter and May, London

2012-2021

Associate at a law firm in Geneva

2012

Admission to Geneva Bar

2009

University of Geneva (MLaw in Commercial Law)

2008

University of Geneva (BLaw)

LANGUAGES

French

English

Russian

MEMBERSHIPS

Geneva Bar Association

Swiss Bar Association

PUBLICATIONS

« Finanzmarktrechtliche Amtshilfen », in Interne Untersuchungen : eine umfassende Darstellung der rechtlichen und praktischen Aspekte, inklusive Amts- und Rechtshilfe und Kooperation mit Behörden, 1 éd., Basel, Helbing Lichtenhahn, 2022, § 19, 687-711

“Les Limited Qualified Investors Funds (« L-QIFs »)”, in Bilan Droit, mai 2022, 19

“Private, Banking & Wealth Management 2021 – Switzerland” (contributing editors), in: Getting the Deal Through, August 2020, 52-62, (with du Pasquier S., Poskriakov F.)
“The Banking Regulation Review 2021 – Switzerland”, in: The Law Reviews, 12th edition, April 2021, 562-582 (with du Pasquier S., Hünerwadel P., Tranchet M. and Menoud V.)
“Public Investment Funds 2021 – Switzerland, in: International Comparative Legal Guide”, April 2021, 99-106 (with du Pasquier S.)

“Private Banking & Wealth Management 2021 – Switzerland”, in: Getting the Deal Through, August 2020, 52-62 (with du Pasquier S. and Poskriakov F.)

“The Asset Management Review 2020 – Switzerland”, in: The Law Reviews, 9th edition, September 2020, 326-338 (with du Pasquier S.)

“Cryptocurrency compliance and risks: A European KYC/AML perspective”, in: Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Regulation 2021, Global Legal Insight, 3rd edition, October 2020 (with Poskriakov F. and Cavin C.)

“The Banking Regulation Review 2020 – Switzerland”, in: The Law Reviews, 11th edition, June 2020 (with du Pasquier S., Hünerwadel P., Tranchet M. and Menoud V.)

“The Private Equity Review 2020 – Fundraising – Switzerland”, in: The Law Reviews, 9th edition, May 2020, 205-216 (with Poskriakov F. and Sakkal I.)

“Public Investment Funds 2020 – Switzerland”, in: International Comparative Legal Guide”, April 2020, 104-112 (with du Pasquier S.)

“Private Banking & Wealth Management 2020 – Switzerland”, in: Getting the Deal Through, October 2019, 74-84 (with du Pasquier S., Breitenstein S. and Poskriakov F.)

“The Private Equity Review 2019 – Fundraising – Switzerland”, in: The Law Reviews, 8th edition, June 2019, 222-232 (with Poskriakov F. and Sakkal I.)

“Private Equity 2019 (Fund Formation) – Switzerland”, in: Getting the Deal Through, March 2019, 135-141 (with du Pasquier S.)

“Public Investment Funds 2019 – Switzerland”, in: The International Comparative Legal Guide, 2nd edition, April 2019, 107-112 (with du Pasquier S.)
“Banking Regulation 2019 – Switzerland”, in: Getting the Deal Through, March 2019, 107-116 (with Hünerwadel P., du Pasquier S., Tranchet M. and Sakkal I.)
CONFERENCES

Identification and verification of the beneficial owner, Academy & Finance, Geneva 2021

FinSA 2020 – Fundamental changes for the cross-border provision of financial services and fund distribution, AIMA Global Policy and Regulatory Forum, New York 2019

Switzerland – Private placement in the digital age – key regulatory developments, AIMA Global Policy and Regulatory Forum, Dublin 2018