Tina Balzli

Partner, Head of Fintech & Blockchain, CMS Zurich

Tina Balzli is the Partner leading the Fintech & Blockchain practice at the international law firm CMS Switzerland. She is a highly experienced Swiss and internationally trained financial markets attorney-at-law and certified Swiss Fund & Asset Management Officer.

Before joining CMS Switzerland, Tina was a partner at a Big Four firm in Switzerland, where she led the legal Banking, Fintech & Blockchain practice, extensively practiced as a banking and financial markets attorney-at-law with major Swiss law firms, worked for a financial institution in Hong Kong and acted as research and teaching assistant at the Chair of Civil and Commercial Law at the University of Freiburg i.Ue. She further was a visiting researcher at the Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private law in Hamburg, Germany.

Her practice specializes in banking, asset management, financial and capital markets law, general corporate and commercial matters as well as mergers & acquisitions, with a particular focus on Fintech and Blockchain. She has an extensive and long-standing track record of holistically advising leading Swiss and foreign financial institutions as well as up-and-coming start-ups in her areas of specialization.

Tina is the author of various publications (books and articles) on a broad range of legal and regulatory topics related to commercial law in general and financial market laws and regulations in particular. She regularly speaks at conferences on these topics and acts as a lecturer at the 'HWZ Hochschule für Wirtschaft Zürich' in the area of Digital Finance.