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International Business

"International Business consists of a team of experts with extensive international experience able to deliver knowledge and know-how on cross-border aspects of the banking and insurance sectors. The Team International Business follows and supports the rapidly growing integration of the Zurich financial center and international markets worldwide. Study programs at the ZHAW School of Management and Law focus mainly on European and Asian markets."

Dr. Markus Braun, Head of International Business, Department of Banking, Finance, Insurance



Banking Transactions in Switzerland and China

 Traditional banking service providers in Switzerland are facing competition. Smartphone applications open up new possibilities. Will we pay our bills, open an account, or take out a loan directly with a smartphone app in future? Does this make postal services, traditional banks, and credit card companies redundant for banking services? This question cannot be answered with a clear yes or no. A glance in the direction of China might reveal where developments could lead in Switzerland. It can be assumed that the banking business will change and that the competitive pressure on traditional providers will increase. Full article (PDF 377,5 KB)


Continuing Education


We advise companies on issues such as:

  • International aspects of wealth management
  • Cross-border M&As

Transactions and integrations:

  • The family office in an international context
  • Financial management in an international context

International Training Courses/Workshops



Event Finanz und Wirtschaft Forum (2018)

Mergers and Acquisitions 2018 – Shape your business

M&A: Global Transactions and Integrations from a Swiss Perspective (2017)


Chinese Investors in Switzerland (2016)