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Lea Hungerbühler, LL.M.


Lea's main area of expertise is Swiss and EU financial regulation, with a special focus on cross-border business and FinTech. She worked for several years for major Swiss and international law firms in the banking department. Before joining Leximpact, she earned her LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School. Besides her work as an attorney-at-law, Lea has a mandate as vice-president of the criminal court in Basel-Landschaft. Moreover, Lea worked for the State Secretariat for International Financial Matters. In 2017, Lea founded the Swiss charity AsyLex which provides free legal aid to refugees.


Curriculum Vitae

since 07/2019

Attorney-at-law at Leximpact, co-founder

08/2018 - 06/2019

LL.M., Harvard Law School, Cambridge (USA)

09/2016 - 08/2018

Attorney-at-law at Loyens & Loeff Schweiz GmbH

since 05/2017

Founder and CEO of AsyLex

09/2014 - 07/2016

Lawyer / economist at State Secretariat for International Financial Matters

since 04/2014

Judge at criminal court Basel-Landschaft, vice president since 2018

07/2013 - 08/2014

Trainee lawyer at Lenz & Staehelin, Zürich



Schwartz, L. (POMA) & Hungerbühler, L. (2022), Quality Standards for Legal Assistance for Children suspected and/or accused, Clear Rights, available at

Hungerbühler, L. (2019), §21 Incorporation & Fundraising, in: Schroeder de Castro Lopes, B. & Schallau, J., Life Sciences Law, in a nutshell series, DIKE Verlag (2019).

Hungerbühler, L. (2019), Financial Inclusion of Refugees in Switzerland, Harvard Law School Master’s Thesis, covered at

Toni, M. & Hungerbühler, L. (2017), The Extraterritorial Reach of the New EU Share Trading Obligation, Cap Law 2017/15.

Toni, M. & Hungerbühler, L. (2017), Neue Handelspflicht für Aktien in der EU, GesKR 02/2017

Hungerbühler, L. (2017), FIDLEG und FINIG als Türöffner zum EU-Markt?, foraus.

Hungerbühler, L. & Jörg, A. (2016), Die Kapitalmarktunion: Ein Paradigmenwechsel in der EU soll Wachstum bringen, Die Volkswirtschaft.

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