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Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Under international law, the primary obligation to protect human rights is on states. However, in recent years, civil society has increasingly called for companies to be held to human rights standards.
Niederer Kraft & Frey
On 21 April 2017, after almost 10 months, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court published reasons for its judgment of 28 June 2016 in the matter of Colgate-Palmolive Europa Sàrl ...
Froriep
The purpose of the extraordinary General Meeting of the Swiss Branch of the International Fiscal Association (IFA) on 8 February 2018 in Basel was to concretise the tax law provisions ...
BianchiSchwald LLC
In Switzerland as in neighboring countries, varied efforts are being made in order to strengthen the protection of personal data.
Bar & Karrer
With Switzerland continuing to be among the dominant jurisdictions for establishing and developing blockchain-driven businesses, many of which are financed by way of ICOs ...
Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
In recent years, shareholder activism has gained significant influence on the fate of public companies worldwide.
Niederer Kraft & Frey
The Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO has issued a new guideline with regard to the licensing requirements for intra-group hiring of services ("2017 Guideline").
Niederer Kraft & Frey
On August 1, 2017 the first part of Switzerland's new FinTech rules will enter into force. The following provides an overview of the changes.
Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Aktionärsaktivismus (Shareholder Activism) hat in den letzten Jahren weltweit markant an Einfluss auf die Geschicke von Publikumsgesellschaften gewonnen.
Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
L'activisme actionnarial (shareholder activism) a eu une influence significative sur le sort des societies ouvertes au public du monde entier ces dernières années.
Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO detailed intragroup staff leasing conditions in an internal guideline dated 20th June 2017. Opportune clarification or drawback to employees' mobility?
Bar & Karrer
Switzerland is a civil law jurisdiction. Accordingly, the primary sources of legal authority are written codes and statutes, whereas case law is of less importance than in common law jurisdictions.
Froriep
According to a new leading case of the Federal Supreme Court, the purchase of property by Swiss nationals may require authorization if it is substantially financed by foreigners.
Froriep
This Q&A addresses the questions relevant to the Swiss regime of forfait or lump sum taxation. Next to income and wealth tax it also covers inheritance tax ...
Niederer Kraft & Frey
According to the Swiss Federal Council, based on the results of the Switzerland report by the Financial Action Task Force ("FATF"), a revision of the current FINMA Anti-Money Laundering Ordinance ...
Froriep
In this first blog of a series on Blockchain Technology we will look at Initial Token Offerings. Increasingly start-up companies are using initial token offerings (ITO, also called initial coin offerings or ICO) ...
Froriep
By judgment of 28 June 2017, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court re-examined the rights and obligations of an heir who was completely excluded from succession in a disposition of property upon death.
Froriep
Whether you are a company based in Switzerland, or a company based abroad hoping to send employees to Switzerland for work, understanding the applicable Swiss immigration requirements is crucial.
Froriep
Who is liable for the damage if a hacker succeeds in initiating fraudulent transactions on a Swiss bank account?
Froriep
It has been 52 years since condominium ownership was established by law in Switzerland. As an alternative to buying one's own house, it has since then become an institution in Switzerland.
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Be it in the Zug "Crypto Valley" or elsewhere, various large-scale Initial Coin Offerings or ICOs have recently been conducted in or from Switzerland. ICOs are a new instrument of raising capital...
Bar & Karrer
There are no specific rules in Swiss tax law on securities lending and borrowing ("SLB") or REPO transactions.
Bar & Karrer
There are no provisions in Swiss law that would explicitly direct a company to conduct an internal investigation.
Anaford Attorneys
We are pleased to announce that Anaford Attorneys has been shortlisted for the WealthBriefing Swiss Awards.
Bar & Karrer
Swiss adult protection law is based on the right to self-determination. It provides for two instruments in this regard: an advance care directive (so-called Vorsorgeauftrag) and a living will...
Bar & Karrer
In Switzerland, statistics show a trend where increasing numbers of corporate entities face prosecution.
Bar & Karrer
The FAC further held that in the case at hand the recommended resale prices would act as recommended maximum prices, hence not restricting competition.
Prager Dreifuss
Swiss restructuring and insolvency proceedings are mainly governed by the Swiss Debt Enforcement and Bankruptcy Law (DEBA), which entered into force in 1892.
Baker & McKenzie
As previously reported (link), the Swiss Federal Supreme Court in a 2016 decision (1B_85/2016) took a rather narrow approach to the scope of legal privilege in connection ...
Dixcart
Various tax exemptions or concessions exist for holding companies in relation to federal and cantonal taxes when specific criteria are met.
Prager Dreifuss
Companies face a challenge when it comes to different compliance rules, with the legal framework applicable to data protection playing an important role in this process.
Bar & Karrer
The financial sector has undergone major developments in the past years and continues to be transformed by disruptive innovations as well as constant changes to the global regulatory framework.
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