Switzerland: Peaked performance?

13-Oct-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

An innovative labour market and sophisticated business sector make Switzerland inviting to investors, but developments could diminish its appeal


Switzerland: You can dodge, but you can’t hide

21-Apr-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

As Swiss banks wait for the US authorities’ tax evasion spotlight to fall on them, law firms are drafting in extra staff to cope

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Novartis animal health GC moves to pharma supplier Lonza after Eli Lilly sale

9-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Novartis’s animal health division general counsel Andreas Bohrer has joined pharmaceuticals supplier Lonza as group general counsel and company secretary, after the branch was sold to Eli Lilly.


HSBC turns to BLP in a bid to dispel tax evasion allegations

10-Feb-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

HSBC has instructed Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) for legal advice, following the leak of client accounts by whistleblower Hervé Falciani.

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Another arbitration boutique is born as HFW Geneva partner quits with team

6-Jan-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) Geneva partner Matthew Parish has left the firm with a team of four lawyers to establish arbitration boutique Gentium Law.

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A guide to fund management in Switzerland download subscription

Bär & Karrer 25-Mar-2015

Questions addressed include: which authorities have primary responsibility; what requirements apply to managers; and can an overseas manager work without authorisation?

Pre-trial costs in Switzerland: assessing the risks download subscription

Prager Dreifuss 23-Mar-2015

With upfront costs on the rise, potential litigants will lean heavily on the judgement of their lawyers.

Switzerland: modifications to the expatriate ordinance download subscription

Bär & Karrer 19-Mar-2015

The possibility for ex-pats to claim tax allowances for special professional expenses will be maintained, but certain restrictions will be implemented.

Swiss financial regulation: an overview download subscription

Bär & Karrer 18-Mar-2015

The international financial crisis and other economic and political events have triggered a wave of financial regulation in Switzerland.

Swiss stock exchange regulator overhauls standards download subscription

Bär & Karrer 18-Mar-2015

The regulatory body of the main Swiss stock exchange has confirmed plans to overhaul its regulatory listing standards.

Whistleblowers in the Swiss banking sector: legal hurdles to co-operating with foreign governments download subscription

Bär & Karrer 25-Feb-2015

An overview of the main Swiss criminal law provisions that prohibit the theft and disclosure of banking information to foreign authorities or courts, and how they have been applied to whistleblowers in recent cases.

Warner-Lambert refused interim relief based on Swiss form claim: no serious issue to be tried regarding carved-out indication download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 2-Feb-2015

The English Patents Court has refused an application by Warner-Lambert Company (WL) for interim relief, mandatory in nature, regarding conditions to be attached to the launch of generic pregabalin by Actavis.

Swiss federal government proposes fundamental changes to Swiss withholding tax system download subscription

Bär & Karrer 20-Jan-2015

In December the Swiss Federal Finance Department launched an explanatory report and a proposed legislative bill concerning some important changes of the federal withholding tax system.

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