Philippe Zimmermann
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Philippe Zimmermann

EY EMEIA Head Legal, Regulatory & Compliance - Financial Services

Financial services legal leader who strives for excellent client services. Focused on new technology and digitization. Sport addict and lover of healthy food (and dessert).

Philippe is the EY EMEIA Financial Services Legal leader, guiding teams working for banking, asset management and insurance clients. With more than 25 years of experience, he is providing legal, regulatory and compliance advice in the financial services industry. He is also the EY Global Law Sector Leader, Banking & Capital Markets.

Past experience includes managing the set-up of new banks and securities dealers, mergers and acquisitions, integration of banks into financial groups, the restructuring of a major global bank, relocation of foreign banks and securities dealers and implementing anti-money laundering provisions. Philippe joined EY in 1999.

Philippe studied at the University of Canton in Berne and has been attorney-at-law since 1991. He is bilingual in French, and German and is also fluent in English.

How Philippe is building a better working world

"I’m passionate about people and providing an inspiring and rewarding environment that attracts the best legal talent, allowing us to create teams of dedicated professionals working as part of a truly connected legal network.

Our EMEIA FSO Legal services team is not a “typical” law firm. The lawyer of the future needs to know how to navigate in the digital landscape. We want to be at the forefront of these trends to add value to engagements for EY clients."

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