Lars Schlichting, class 1972, is married and father of 2 children.
In 1999, he was admitted to the Ticino bar. Subsequently, he
completed a LL.M. degree in international business law at the
University of Zurich in 2006. He worked at the legal department of the
Swiss Federal Banking Commission for 5 years and as Partner in at
KPMG for 10 years. Since 2018 he is leading the Financial Services
and Digital Market Team at Kellerhals Carrard Lugano.
His key areas of experience are technology, regulatory, data
protection and tax laws. He advises corporate clients in the
application of new technologies like blockchain as well as in the
compliance in financial laws. In particular he is a specialist in anti-
money laundering legislation applied to new technology, he is acting
as a data protection officer for financial institution and advised the
establishment of crypto exchangers and crypto financial products.
Further, he has extensive knowledge and experience in the tax field,
especially automatic exchange of information and FATCA.
Lars Schlichting has issued numerous publications, among other
concerning the consolidate supervision of financial groups, and the
comments of the financial services laws and the automatic exchange
of information act.
He is head of the Souther Alps chapter of the Crypto Valley
Association, member of the Advisory Board of the Swiss LegalTech