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
With a raft of new legislation and a strict attitude towards tax evaders, Switzerland is shrugging off its secretive image, argues Paul Douglas
Eversheds’ chief executive Bryan Hughes unveiled the firm’s new three-year plan, as well as its longer term 2020 Vision, to partners last week, and put integration among the firm’s international offices at the top of the agenda (see story).
Pestalozzi’s split uncovered the fault lines between Zurich and Geneva. Joanne Harris asks whether Swiss firms can truly work across cultures
The Madoff scandal may be bad news for Switzerland’s fraud record, but at least it’s providing plenty of work for Swiss lawyers.
Broseta is launching a Zurich office, in what is thought to be the first move by a Spanish firm into Switzerland.
Former Niederer Kraft & Frey (NKF) partner Edgar Paltzer has pleaded guilty to a single count of engaging in a conspiracy to committ offences against the US Internal Revenue Code.
Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) has sealed a Chinese tie-up that gives the firm its first major outpost in Asia and ramps up its capacity for fast international expansion through a newly launched Swiss Verein.
US-Swiss voluntary disclosure programme: deadlines are looming — Swiss banks need not panic, but must act swiftly and thoughtfully download subscription
The voluntary bank disclosure programme between Switzerland and the US offers worried Swiss banks the possibility of peace of mind from future prosecution.
US DoJ and Swiss government announce new voluntary disclosure programme for Swiss banks download subscription
In recent years, the US Department of Justice has been aggressively investigating the use of bank accounts outside the US to evade tax.
European Employment Law Update: Switzerland — September 2013 download subscription
Addleshaw Goddard has released the September 2013 edition of its European Employment Law Update for Switzerland.
Fraudulent trading legislation has extraterritorial effect download subscription
A company in liquidation will not be stopped from bringing claims against directors and other parties for wrongdoing, where the company can be said to be a victim of the wrongdoing.
Table of Luxembourg double tax treaties: monthly update – 31 July 2013 download subscription
Chevalier & Sciales has created a treaty table to provide you with an accurate and updated view of Luxembourg double tax treaties in force or currently pending.
Banking and finance news from Luxembourg: the law bill on patrimonial foundations download subscription
On 22 July 2013, the Luxembourg Minister of Finances introduced a new law bill, no. 6595, concerning the creation of patrimonial foundations in Luxembourg.
Arbitration costs compared: the sequel download subscription
Louis Flannery and Benjamin Garel from Stephenson Harwood in London compare the costs of arbitration at eight major arbitration institutions.
Swiss residents taxed on a lump sum: France hardens its tone download subscription
A number of foreign residents living in Switzerland benefit from an advantageous tax regime called régime du forfait, an attractive alternative to the tax based on the real income of the taxpayer.