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.


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

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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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New EU estate planning rules: how will Switzerland be affected? download subscription

Bär & Karrer 6-Aug-2015

Choice of law, assets in EU states, ’last habitual residence’ and other factors to be considered.

RBS told to disclose confidential documents download subscription

Collyer Bristow 31-Jul-2015

…but bank likely to ask to re-word its defence.

Litigation and enforcement in Switzerland: an overview download subscription

Prager Dreifuss 27-Jul-2015

Including proposals for dispute resolution reform.

Good news for entrepreneurs as Swiss vote no to IHT download subscription

Bär & Karrer 22-Jun-2015

Positive signal for entrepreneurs and high-net-worth individuals.

Switzerland: new reporting obligations for shareholders download subscription

Bär & Karrer 22-Jun-2015

Getting in line with international money-laundering and terrorism standards.

Switzerland: corporate tax reform amendments download subscription

Loyens & Loeff 18-Jun-2015

Special tax regimes abolished; license box at cantonal level; deduction for R&D; and more.

The public procurement rules in Switzerland download subscription

Prager Dreifuss 17-Jun-2015

A comprehensive review of the legislative framework.

Making guarantees and Swiss limitation languages download subscription

Prager Dreifuss 12-Jun-2015

The focus of a decision by the Swiss Federal Supreme Court was cash pooling, but the findings may also have an impact on intercompany lending and on up- and cross-stream guarantees.

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