MBAER Bank - The Swiss Merchant Bank

The Bank with a Soul

Simone Gollino Mitschnigg

Deputy Head Legal & Compliance

Simone joined the MBaer Merchant Bank in August 2020.

She is deputy to the Head Legal & Compliance and is therefore responsible for legal compliance.

Key professional milestones

Many years of expertise in legal, compliance and operations

Simone looks back on a long career in Legal, Compliance and Operations. Prior to joining MBaer Merchant Bank AG, Simone spent more than 15 years with various international asset managers, private equity providers and banks, 9 of which in a senior position. Simone specialized in licensing law issues, financial market law as well as corporate governance issues and their holistic implementation.

Introduction and implementation of new regulatory requirements

As project manager, Simone has introduced MIFID II, UCITS V, AIFMD, EMIR/FINFRAG, GDPR, Market Abuse Regulation, Benchmarking Regulation, CISA, FIDLEG/FINIG Crossborder as well as the new due diligence and money laundering regulations at various companies and ensured their implementation, compliance and training.

Establishment of licensed companies

At her previous employers in Asset Management and Private Equity, Simone was responsible for the regulatory and operational set-up of licensed subsidiaries in Switzerland, the EU and the Americas.


  • Trust & Estate Practitioner, international inheritance and company law (TEP), STEP Canada
  • License to practice law

Simone is fluent in German and has a very good command of English and French. She also has basic knowledge of Italian and Spanish.

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