Switzerland: Numbers game

28-Oct-2013 | By Christian Metcalfe

Government moves to align tax regimes with EU neighbours and banks facing a tough US disclosure programme mean plenty of work for Swiss firms. The problem is scaling up for this one-off bonanza 

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Swisstoric changes afoot at Eversheds


Eversheds’ chief executive Bryan Hughes unveiled the firm’s new three-year plan, as well as its longer term 2020 Vision, to partners last week, and put integration among the firm’s international offices at the top of the agenda (see story).

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Offshore: Switzerland - The white stuff


With a raft of new legislation and a strict attitude towards tax evaders, Switzerland is shrugging off its secretive image, argues Paul Douglas

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25 April 2011

Pestalozzi’s split uncovered the fault lines between Zurich and Geneva. Joanne Harris asks whether Swiss firms can truly work across cultures

Switzerland Special Report: The devil makes work

6 April 2009 | By Tom Phillips

The Madoff scandal may be bad news for Switzerland’s fraud record, but at least it’s providing plenty of work for Swiss lawyers.

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PLMJ sets up Swiss presence to target HNWI work

17-Mar-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Portuguese firm PLMJ has set up a Swiss desk and opened an office in Lausanne in response to increasing amounts of work involving private clients with assets in Switzerland.


Darrois and Orrick are worth it as L'Oréal buys back shares from Nestlé

12-Feb-2014 | By Joanne Harris

French firms Bredin Prat and Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier, alongside Switzerland’s Homburger and Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, have taken lead roles on L’Oréal’s buyback of €6.5bn in shares from Nestlé.

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Employment network L&E Global adds Switzerland to roster

29-Jan-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Swiss employment boutique Schmid Heinzen Humbert Lerch (SHHL) has become the sixteenth firm to join international labour law network L&E Global.

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Switzerland Briefings

Understanding Forex manipulation download subscription

Collyer Bristow 15-Apr-2014

Stephen Critchley and Robert Andrews describe in simple terms: what the alleged manipulation is; who may have suffered from it; and the ongoing investigations into it.

Comparing countries — more on spousal maintenance download subscription

Withers 10-Apr-2014

In a two-part analysis, Withers compared how different jurisdictions dealt with spousal maintenance.

Switzerland-UK Budget 2014 analysis download subscription

Withers 20-Mar-2014

Despite the usual rumours, the UK Budget was, at least in tax terms, one of the more uneventful Budgets in recent years.

What constitutes an insolvency-derived claim? download subscription

Allen & Overy 13-Mar-2014

Fondazione Enasarco v Lehman Brothers Finance is an important decision in the context of characterising which claims will fall as insolvency-derived claims.

BCBS finalises risk management guidelines on AML and terrorist financing download subscription

Withers 5-Feb-2014

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has issued new risk management guidelines relating to antimoney laundering and terrorist financing.

European Employment Law Update — January 2014: Switzerland download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 5-Feb-2014

Addleshaw Goddard has released the January 2014 edition of its European Employment Law Update. This section focuses on Switzerland.

Ensure your distribution agreement runs like clockwork — beware of banning exports to Switzerland download subscription

Wragge & Co 30-Jan-2014

Recent decisions by the Swiss competition authority in relation to parallel import restrictions highlight that the Swiss competition authority will not take lightly the restriction of trade into Switzerland.

FCPA update: December 2013 — Vol. 5, No. 5 download subscription

Debevoise & Plimpton 20-Dec-2013

Debevoise & Plimpton has published its FCPA Update for December 2013. The lead article is ‘Weatherford International enters the FCPA top 10 list with $152.5m in fines and penalties’.

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