As Swiss banks wait for the US authorities’ tax evasion spotlight to fall on them, law firms are drafting in extra staff to cope
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
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.
Fundamental corporate tax reform in Switzerland download subscription
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
Be Global is DLA Piper’s snapshot of key global employment law developments designed to help you identify legal hotspots across your global operations.
Important Supreme Court ruling confirming tax-free step-up download subscription
The Federal Supreme Court has rendered an important ruling on the tax-neutral step-up of hidden reserves of a Geneva-based holding company.
Cross-border exchange of information procedures download subscription
In this issue of Vox Tax, Dentons analyses the recent wave of information sharing among national tax authorities.
Tightening of Lex Koller? Turning point on 2 June 2014 download subscription
The second chamber of the Swiss Parliament, the Council of States, decides on 2 June 2014 on two pending motions for a tightening of the Lex Koller.
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.