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By Patrick D Dolan What legislation governs securitisation in your jurisdiction? Has your jurisdiction enacted a specific securitisation law? Securitisation has developed in Switzerland without specific supporting legislation, and there is no regulatory authority for securitisation transactions. Accordingly, the general legal framework is relevant as for any other financing transaction, such as the Swiss Code […]

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By Maurus Winzap, Robert Desax On 19 May 2019 the Swiss voters approved the new corporate tax reform. The reform will set the basis for new rules on Swiss corporate taxation and will secure and enhance Switzerland’s overall attractiveness as a business location. The measures will enter into force in 2020. The new proposal aims […]

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Denton Wilde Sapte’s role as adviser to Equitable Life is under review following a push by policyholders to review the role of advisers at the House of Lords. Equitable Life Policyholders Action Group (EPHAG) has accepted an invitation from Equitable to nominate three firms to review the performance of Equitable’s advisers. EPHAG is expected to […]

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