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.
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.
The case between two Swiss companies for the sale and purchase of oil products ends after seller fails to file defence.
Indirect partial liquidation — the legal situation in Switzerland download subscription
Swiss resident individuals selling shares in a corporation that are privately held will, instead of a tax-free capital gain, realise income from capital that is partially or fully taxed.
Swiss Withholding Tax practice regarding old reserves download subscription
Distributions from a Swiss resident company are subject to a 35 per cent Swiss Withholding Tax (WHT).
Swiss tax practice regarding Thin Capitalization download subscription
Special Thin Capitalization Rules were introduced in Switzerland in 1997, which restrict the maximal amount of debt granted by a related company.