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
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).
With a raft of new legislation and a strict attitude towards tax evaders, Switzerland is shrugging off its secretive image, argues Paul Douglas
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.
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.
Swiss employment boutique Schmid Heinzen Humbert Lerch (SHHL) has become the sixteenth firm to join international labour law network L&E Global.
Understanding Forex manipulation download subscription
Stephen Critchley and Robert Andrews describe in simple terms: what the alleged manipulation is; who may have suffered from it; and the ongoing investigations into it.
Comparing countries — more on spousal maintenance download subscription
In a two-part analysis, Withers compared how different jurisdictions dealt with spousal maintenance.
Switzerland-UK Budget 2014 analysis download subscription
Despite the usual rumours, the UK Budget was, at least in tax terms, one of the more uneventful Budgets in recent years.
What constitutes an insolvency-derived claim? download subscription
Fondazione Enasarco v Lehman Brothers Finance is an important decision in the context of characterising which claims will fall as insolvency-derived claims.
BCBS finalises risk management guidelines on AML and terrorist financing download subscription
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has issued new risk management guidelines relating to antimoney laundering and terrorist financing.
European Employment Law Update — January 2014: Switzerland download subscription
Addleshaw Goddard has released the January 2014 edition of its European Employment Law Update. This section focuses on Switzerland.
Ensure your distribution agreement runs like clockwork — beware of banning exports to Switzerland download subscription
Recent decisions by the Swiss competition authority in relation to parallel import restrictions highlight that the Swiss competition authority will not take lightly the restriction of trade into Switzerland.
FCPA update: December 2013 — Vol. 5, No. 5 download subscription
Debevoise & Plimpton has published its FCPA Update for December 2013. The lead article is ‘Weatherford International enters the FCPA top 10 list with $152.5m in fines and penalties’.