FINMA normally cooperates with the following criminal prosecution authorities:
FINMA must also observe its legal duty to inform prosecuting authorities when it becomes aware of criminal activities. FINMA coordinates its investigations and proceedings with the investigative steps of the prosecuting authorities to the extent necessary and exchanges the information necessary to fulfil their respective tasks. This involves forwarding files, providing information or supplying evidence. It can refuse to cooperate, for example if doing so would be contrary to the aims of financial market supervision. For further information, please refer to FINMA's guidelines on mutual assistance provided to domestic prosecution authorities.
Besides prosecutors, FINMA also works together with other national authorities. The most important of these are the following:
Cooperation and interaction are subject to the relevant provisions of the Financial Market Supervision Act, financial market legislation and other laws specific to the individual authorities.