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.
An innovative labour market and sophisticated business sector make Switzerland inviting to investors, but developments could diminish its appeal
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan and Swiss firm Niederer Kraft & Frey have advised BSI, the first Swiss bank to reach a deal with the US Department of Justice (DoJ) over allegations of helping clients evade tax.
Novartis’s animal health division general counsel Andreas Bohrer has joined pharmaceuticals supplier Lonza as group general counsel and company secretary, after the branch was sold to Eli Lilly.
HSBC has instructed Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) for legal advice, following the leak of client accounts by whistleblower Hervé Falciani.
The refunding of Swiss withholding tax download subscription
Two decisions in Swiss court go some way towards clarifying matters.
Leading case and amendment of the ordinances regarding the examination of drug prices download subscription
The Swiss Federal Administrative Court has considered the current practice of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health regarding the re-examination of drugs which are reimbursed by the mandatory health insurance as unlawful.
In C More Entertainment v Sandberg the claimant was a Swedish pay-TV company that broadcasts ice hockey matches on its website, upon payment of a fee.
Switzerland: significant amendments to anti-money laundering laws download subscription
New act introduces two predicate offences to money laundering in relation to direct and indirect taxation.
Switzeriand: expat ordinance refined download subscription
Revised ordinance more narrowly defines the scope of covered expatriates.
Preliminary judicial protection in Switzerland: some hints and tips download subscription
A discussion of interim relief in recent cases, highlighting the importance of clarity and areas where it pays to be prudent.
Preparing for a dawn raid download subscription
External counsel can help raided companies decide, say, whether to file for leniency. Bernhard Lauterburg of Prager Dreifuss is one of the experts on the panel in this Q&A article.
Switzerland’s anti-money laundering measures: has the fight against organised crime been successful? download subscription
Financial intermediaries take centre stage as Swiss anti-organised crime measures are updated.