David W. Frei Senior Manager – Legal Services Zurich +41 43 960 71 53

David W. Frei is a Senior Manager in the Grant Thornton Switzerland/Liechtenstein Legal Advisory Service.

Professional experience

Before joining Grant Thornton Switzerland/ Liechtenstein, David W. Frei worked for several years as a legal advisor at a Big-4 firm in Zurich. His special areas of expertise were all topics relating to legal, compliance and regulatory issues for financial intermediaries including representing them before financial market supervisory authorities. Prior to this, he worked as an attorney at law at a renowned commercial law firm in Zurich and also at a court.

David W. Frei’s core competencies are in company, contract and commercial law, as well as in the fields of capital market and banking law. In this connection he has advised and supported particularly start-up and fintech companies.

Professional qualifications and memberships

David W. Frei holds a licentiate degree in law (lic.iur.) from the University of Zurich and in 2011 was admitted to the Bar of the Canton of Zurich. He also completed an LL.M. in Banking & Finance Law at Queen Mary University of London.


In addition to his mother tongue German, David W. Frei speaks fluent English.

  • licentiate degree in law (lic.iur.)
  • LL.M. in Banking & Finance Law
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