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
Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) Geneva partner Matthew Parish has left the firm with a team of four lawyers to establish arbitration boutique Gentium Law.
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.
Swiss federal government proposes fundamental changes to Swiss withholding tax system download subscription
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.
Litigation and alternative dispute resolution: annual review 2014 download subscription
Urs Feller, head of Prager Dreifuss’ litigation and arbitration group, asnwers questions regarding litigation and alternative dispute resolution in Switzerland.
Asset deals: issues in connection with the Swiss Merger Act download subscription
How shall existing contracts with third parties be treated? Prager Dreifuss’ article outlines the current situation and indicates possible solutions.
Mini roundtable: competition and antitrust in Switzerland download subscription
Philipp Zurkinden of Prager Dreifuss participates in this mini roundtable on competition and antitrust (reprinted with permission from Risk & Compliance magazine).
Switzerland: overview of recent private antitrust litigation activity download subscription
This briefing is part of The Private Competition Enforcement Review, reproduced with permission.
Definition of the principle of utmost good faith download subscription
Tthe Swiss Federal Act on Insurance Contracts imposes certain duties of information and disclosure on the parties to a contract.
Governments’ efforts to curb what they perceive to be aggressive international tax planning is leading many multinational companies to question their tax advice.
Positive signals for Switzerland: continuation of lump-sum taxation in Switzerland and the Canton of Geneva download subscription
Swiss voters have decided by a clear majority of 59.2 per cent on the retention of the lump-sum taxation regime on a federal, cantonal and communal level.