Switzerland: You can dodge, but you can’t hide

21-Apr-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

As Swiss banks wait for the US authorities’ tax evasion spotlight to fall on them, law firms are drafting in extra staff to cope


Switzerland: Numbers game

28-Oct-2013 | By Christian Metcalfe

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 

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Swisstoric changes afoot at Eversheds


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).

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Offshore: Switzerland - The white stuff


With a raft of new legislation and a strict attitude towards tax evaders, Switzerland is shrugging off its secretive image, argues Paul Douglas

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25 April 2011

Pestalozzi’s split uncovered the fault lines between Zurich and Geneva. Joanne Harris asks whether Swiss firms can truly work across cultures

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PLMJ sets up Swiss presence to target HNWI work

17-Mar-2014 | By Joanne Harris

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.


Darrois and Orrick are worth it as L'Oréal buys back shares from Nestlé

12-Feb-2014 | By Joanne Harris

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.

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Employment network L&E Global adds Switzerland to roster

29-Jan-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Swiss employment boutique Schmid Heinzen Humbert Lerch (SHHL) has become the sixteenth firm to join international labour law network L&E Global.

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Switzerland expands its measures to prevent the circumvention of international Ukraine-related sanctions download subscription

Bär & Karrer 2-Sep-2014

Measures have been adopted to prevent Swiss territory being used as a channel to circumvent international sanctions in connection with the situation in Ukraine.

Enforcement of rights by investors consultation for FIDLEG and FINIG — part IV download subscription

Bär & Karrer 22-Aug-2014

In this fourth briefing on the draft bills, Bär & Karrer analyses the regulation FIDLEG provides in relation to the enforcement of rights by investors.

Scope and rules of conduct: consultation for FIDLEG and FINIG — part I download subscription

Bär & Karrer 22-Aug-2014

In this first briefing on the draft bills, Bär & Karrer examines the scope of FIDLEG and the proposed regulation for rules of conduct for financial intermediaries.

New rules on prospectus and basic information sheet consultation for FIDLEG and FINIG — part II download subscription

Bär & Karrer 22-Aug-2014

In this second briefing on the draft bills, Bär & Karrer examines the new rules on prospectuses and basic information sheets.

Supervision of financial institutions and registration requirements: consultation for FIDLEG and FINIG — part III download subscription

Bär & Karrer 22-Aug-2014

Bär & Karrer examines the new supervisory regime for financial institutions and the registration requirements that apply to client advisers and foreign financial service providers.

MiFiD 2: what to expect in Switzerland? download subscription

Eversheds 28-Jul-2014

MiFID 2 is likely to have significant consequences in Switzerland, in particular among Swiss banks, securities dealers and independent asset managers.

Fundamental corporate tax reform in Switzerland download subscription

Eversheds 21-Jul-2014

Food and drink businesses that have headquarters in Switzerland or commissionaire arrangements are likely to be affected by the changes.

Be Global ​— 22 May 2014: global employment law developments download subscription

DLA Piper 27-May-2014

Be Global is DLA Piper’s snapshot of key global employment law developments designed to help you identify legal hotspots across your global operations.

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