Speaker details

4th Asia-based International Financial Law Conference

29 Mar - 31 Mar 2023

Grand Hyatt, Tokyo, Japan

Speaker information

Martin Hess


Martin Hess predominantly advises in the area of financial services for both regulated financial institutions and start-ups. He was admitted to the bar in 1987. Before joining Künzi Hess Mac Nab as senior partner, Martin spent 19 years as partner in the law firm Wenger & Vieli and 5 years with the Swiss correspondent law firm of PriceWaterhouseCoopers. From 1987-1994, he was legal counsel at the Swiss National Bank (Central Bank). Before, Martin was an assistant at the Zurich University in the department of constitutional and administrative law. Martin finished his university studies in 1984 with a thesis in public international law (summa cum laude). In 1994 and 1997, respectively, he was a member of missions of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to Eastern European countries. Martin participated as an expert in the preparation of Swiss laws on intermediated securities (2010), on netting (1994) and was part of the expert group on the Swiss laws on the distributed ledger technology and trading venues for DLT based assets (2018-2020). Between 1974 and 1994 Martin spent three years in the Swiss Army (Captain of the Mountain Artillery). Martin is married to a Japanese.