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Jersey has made no secret of the fact that it strives to be a leading jurisdiction for private wealth management and that it is open for family office business. Determining the number of family offices currently in Jersey is not a straightforward task as there is no universally accepted definition, and no publicly accessible register. […]

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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 […]

Tax Newsletter: Switzerland adopts new corporate tax reform

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 […]

Project Finance 2019: Angola

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