Lars Schlichting | KPMG | CH

Lars Schlichting

Partner / Attorney-at-Law

KPMG Switzerland

In 1999, Lars was admitted to the Ticino bar. Subsequently, he completed a LL.M. degree in international business law at the University of Zurich in 2006. Currently he lectures at the Banking Law Centre in Lugano-Vezia. Prior to joining KPMG in 2007, he worked at the Swiss Federal Gaming Board for 2 years and another 5 years in the legal department of the Swiss Federal Banking Commission.

His key areas of experience are commercial and banking law. In particular, he advises clients on regulatory matters, anti-money laundering issues and investment funds. He concluded different M&A transactions in the financial market. Since 2010 he is working for the implementation of the FATCA and he is now advising clients concerning the Automatic Exchange of Information (AeoI). In 2015, he led the implementation of the Italian Voluntary Disclosure Program. Further, he has extensive knowledge and experience in the identification of legal and reputation risks in the financial sector and has written a dissertation on this subject. As a local lead partner Lars is also the “Family Doctor” for all issues of his customers in the region Ticino.

Education and qualifications

  • Law, University of Fribourg

  • Master in International Finance Law, University of Zurich


  • Author of numerous publications concerning the Law of Financial Markets.

  • Author of numerous blogs, amongst which “The Italian Voluntary Disclosure”; and “Italian Voluntary Disclosure procedure extended”

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