GSK, Novartis and Crédit Suisse put Switzerland on a high

12-Oct-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Swiss firms have bagged major business from global brands such as GSK, Novartis and Crédit Suisse this year, while their Asia ventures have come good.

HSBC – allegations of fraud, Switzerland

Switzerland – Shaken then spurred


Tax evasion allegations and the uncapping of the Swiss franc have kept the country in the headlines recently, but it’s all good for lawyers.

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Winston & Strawn to close Geneva office

16-Jul-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Winston & Strawn is to shut its Geneva office at the end of September, putting London and Paris at the heart of its international arbitration practice.  


Former Akin Gump Geneva head confirmed as US Ambassador to Finland

26-Jun-2015 | By Joanne Harris

The former head of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld’s Geneva office, Charles Adams, has been confirmed as the next US Ambassador to Finland.

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Orrick joins handful of international firms with Geneva office

2-Jun-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has become one of only a few international firms to open in Geneva with the hire of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld partner Vanessa Liborio Garrido de Sousa.

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Loyens & Loeff 20-Nov-2015

Life just got tougher for financial institutions with pending withholding tax refund claim.

The Cyprus-Switzerland Double Tax Treaty 2016 in detail download subscription

Christodoulos G Vassiliades & Co 17-Nov-2015

The main provisions of the treaty, which comes into effect from 1 January 2016.

Switzerland: changes to lump-sum tax law in Ticino download subscription

Bär & Karrer 20-Oct-2015

This briefing illustrates the main elements of the planned amendments. 

Switzerland: The free flow of data download subscription

Prager Dreifuss 15-Oct-2015

Switzerland is a major financial service centre and is therefore particularly affected by the challenges the AEOI creates. 

Switzerland: derivatives trading under the Financial Market Infrastructures Act download subscription

Bär & Karrer 9-Oct-2015

The impact on cross-border transactions.

YSL and the Skinny Love trademark weblink subscription

Walker Morris 28-Sep-2015

Yves Saint Laurent has failed in its opposition to the Swiss registration of the mark SL Skinny Love

The Swiss investment climate: main tax features download subscription

Loyens & Loeff 17-Sep-2015

Although Swiss workers are some of the most expensive in Europe, they are generally more productive.

Cyprus moves to attract high-earners download subscription

Christodoulos G Vassiliades & Co 17-Sep-2015

Island introduces ‘domicile’ concept.

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