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By Maurus Winzap, Fabienne Limacher On 26 June 2019 the Federal Council announced its intentions to resume the temporarily suspended Swiss withholding tax reform and set out the general framework to introduce a paying agent tax system with regard to interest payments. Background In Switzerland, interests from bonds issued by Swiss entities or customer deposits […]

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By Jürg Schneider, Noémi Ziegler, Elma Berisha Background In June 2017 a Swiss-based company (the employer) dismissed an employee with immediate effect on the grounds that she had made wrongful use of her work mobile phone by installing WhatsApp and using it for private purposes, thereby infringing the employer’s terms of employment. In particular, she […]

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By Alex Nikitine, Dario Galli, Dimitrios Berger In December 2014, the Swiss Parliament approved the bill and introduced stringent disclosure obligations for shareholders of private companies. The law entered into force in July 2015. Said disclosure regime is commonly referred to as the Swiss «GAFIRules» (originating from the Groupe d’Action Financière, the Financial Action Task […]

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