Switzerland: Peaked performance?

13-Oct-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

An innovative labour market and sophisticated business sector make Switzerland inviting to investors, but developments could diminish its appeal


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

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Another arbitration boutique is born as HFW Geneva partner quits with team

6-Jan-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) Geneva partner Matthew Parish has left the firm with a team of four lawyers to establish arbitration boutique Gentium Law.


France's Jeantet launches in Switzerland with DLA Piper hire

25-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

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.

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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.

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Switzerland Briefings

Swiss federal government proposes fundamental changes to Swiss withholding tax system download subscription

Bär & Karrer 20-Jan-2015

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

Prager Dreifuss 13-Jan-2015

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

Prager Dreifuss 13-Jan-2015

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

Prager Dreifuss 13-Jan-2015

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

Prager Dreifuss 13-Jan-2015

This briefing is part of The Private Competition Enforcement Review, reproduced with permission.

Definition of the principle of utmost good faith download subscription

Bär & Karrer 5-Jan-2015

Tthe Swiss Federal Act on Insurance Contracts imposes certain duties of information and disclosure on the parties to a contract.

Vox tax – global protections for tax advice download

Dentons 19-Dec-2014

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

Bär & Karrer 2-Dec-2014

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.

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