An innovative labour market and sophisticated business sector make Switzerland inviting to investors, but developments could diminish its appeal
As Swiss banks wait for the US authorities’ tax evasion spotlight to fall on them, law firms are drafting in extra staff to cope
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
French firm Jeantet Associés has launched an office in Geneva, its third office outside Paris, in a bid to meet client demand from Swiss clients and those wanting to invest in the country.
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.
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.
Regulatory big bang? Swiss government’s proposals for a new financial market architecture download subscription
The Swiss government has published drafts of three new statutes that will completely overhaul the existing Swiss financial market regulation.
FIDIC dispute adjudication boards: are they mandatory? download subscription
The Swiss court recently had to decide whether the parties were obligated to use the dispute adjudication board procedure prior to referring the dispute to arbitration.
Global criminal risk: trends and strategies to mitigate vulnerabilities download subscription
Current trends show that more and more US lawyers and compliance personnel will find that their work increasingly concentrates on cross-border or foreign conduct.
Consultation for corporate tax reform III opened download subscription
The Swiss federal government has published draft legislation for the third corporate tax reform and invited the cantons and interested parties to submit comments.
Scrapping and recycling: Basel or Hong Kong? Which applies, why is it important and what issues do you need to be aware of? subscription
The legal matrix applicable to the scrapping and recycling of drilling units and vessels has never been more significant.
Monitoring recent Swiss tax developments: key takeaways download subscription
The Swiss government intends to address concerns expressed by the EU and the OECD while strengthening the future competitiveness of the Swiss tax system.
Switzerland expands its measures to prevent the circumvention of international Ukraine-related sanctions download subscription
Measures have been adopted to prevent Swiss territory being used as a channel to circumvent international sanctions in connection with the situation in Ukraine.
Enforcement of rights by investors consultation for FIDLEG and FINIG — part IV download subscription
In this fourth briefing on the draft bills, Bär & Karrer analyses the regulation FIDLEG provides in relation to the enforcement of rights by investors.