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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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.

Important Supreme Court ruling confirming tax-free step-up download subscription

Bär & Karrer 26-May-2014 | Updated: 26-Jun-2014

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

Dentons 16-May-2014

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

Bär & Karrer 1-May-2014 | Updated: 26-Jun-2014

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

Collyer Bristow 15-Apr-2014

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

Withers 10-Apr-2014

In a two-part analysis, Withers compared how different jurisdictions dealt with spousal maintenance.

Switzerland-UK Budget 2014 analysis download subscription

Withers 20-Mar-2014

Despite the usual rumours, the UK Budget was, at least in tax terms, one of the more uneventful Budgets in recent years.

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