Paul Lanois
Credit Suisse
Cross Border Law
Vice President - Cross-Border Legal
Credit Suisse Attn: Paul Lanois, Cross-Border Legal, YIDB 2 Paradeplatz 8 8001 Zurich
Cross-Border Adviser of the Year
Main Practice Area

Cross Border Law


Paul is Vice President (Senior Legal Counsel) at Credit Suisse in Zurich, Switzerland, where he advises on legal and cross-border matters. He is an attorney admitted to the Bars of the District of Columbia (DC-USA), New York (NY-USA) and the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). He regularly publishes articles on technology law and is frequently invited to speak on such topics. He has spoken at conferences in the United States and across Europe. His views have been noted in diverse publications and media outlets in relation to privacy, data protection and technology-related matters.

He has been recognized as a Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional, with concentrations in Asian law (CIPP/A), US law (CIPP/US), European law (CIPP/E) and Canadian law (CIPP/C). He is also a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) and a Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT).

He has been recognized as a leading lawyer in The Legal 500’s “GC Powerlist”, named an "Innovative Corporate Counsel" by Law 360 and a "Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Trailblazer" by the National Law Journal.

He was an Associate Professor at the University of Cergy-Pontoise in France and an associate at major international law firms (Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, Allen & Overy and Linklaters). He graduated from the University of Paris-Sorbonne (France) with a Master's degree in Business Law and a postgraduate degree in Private and Public Economic Law. He also holds an LL.M. degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School (USA).

Credit Suisse Group AG operates as a financial services company, which provides investment banking and advisory services. The company operates through six segments: Swiss Universal Bank, International Wealth Management, Asia Pacific, Global Markets, Investment Banking & Capital Markets and Strategic Resolution Unit.

The Swiss Universal Bank segment offers advice and a wide range of financial solutions to private, corporate and institutional clients primarily domiciled in the Group's home market Switzerland. The International Wealth Management division provides private banking financial solutions to wealthy private clients and external asset managers in Europe, Middle East and Africa and Latin America. The Asia Pacific division offers integrated private banking and investment banking financial solutions to wealthy individuals, institutional investors and corporate clients in the Asia Pacific region, empowered with the tools of the Group's global resources. The Global Markets division includes a broad range of equities and fixed income products and services and focuses on client driven businesses and supporting the Group's private banking and wealth management businesses and its clients.

The Investment Banking & Capital Markets division offers a broad range of investment banking services to corporations, financial institutions, financial sponsors and UHNWI and sovereign clients. The Strategic Resolution Unit was created to facilitate the immediate right sizing of the business divisions from a capital perspective and includes remaining portfolios from the former non-strategic units plus transfers of additional exposures from the business divisions. Credit Suisse Group was founded by Alfred Escher on July 5, 1856 and is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. 


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