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By Martin Peyer, Rashid Bahar
The establishment and operation of Alternative Investment Funds ("AIFs") (and their managers) is governed by the Federal Act on Collective Investment Schemes of 23 June 2006
By Bär & Karrer
he Swiss Act on Cartels ("CA") (Kartellgesetz, Loi sur les cartels) distinguishes three types of conduct that are subject to regulation:
By Susanne Schreiber, Kerem Altay
In a referendum held on May 19 2019, the Federal Act on Tax Reform and AHV Financing (TRAF) was adopted by the Swiss people and the cantons.
By Mariel Hoch, Christoph Neeracher
The regulatory environment in Switzerland is still very investor-friendly for the following three main reasons: limited investment restrictions
By Alexander Von Jeinsen, Annette Weber
For any company, the decision to go public is a key milestone in its development.
By Peter Hsu, Sandro Fehlmann
Insurance products of the Swiss Export Risk Insurance SERV («SERV»), the Export Credit Agency («ECA») of Switzerland, have become increasingly popular as a component of large project finance
By Rashid Bahar, Urs Kägi
On 21 June 2019, the Federal Assembly passed the Federal Act on the implementation of the recommendations of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (the Act).
By Andreas D. Länzlinger, Martina Athanas
With its ruling of 28 May 2019, the Federal Department of Finance (FDF) granted our client, a Swiss-domiciled company
By Louis Frédéric Muskens, Marcel Alexander Niggli
Mit BGE 136 IV 188 hat das Bundesgericht die in der Lehre lang umstrittene Frage entschieden, ob das GwG
By Rashid Bahar, Roland Truffer
On 30 June 2019, the temporary recognition of the equivalence of the Swiss legal and supervisory framework applicable to SIX Swiss Exchange and BX Swiss for purposes of article 23
By Lukas Stocker, Jan Kleiner
On 1 March 2018, the fully revised Federal Act on the Surveillance of Post and Telecommunications (FASPT) entered into force in Switzerland. According to the Federal Council of Switzerland
By Rashid Bahar
The Swiss Federal Supreme Court ruled, for the first time, in its decision 4A/596 of 7 May 2019 that a loan agreement does not, in the absence of any contractual arrangement to the contrary...
By Dieter Dubs
2018 was a very strong year for M&A in Switzerland. With almost 500 transactions, whereof more than 150 involved private equity investors, the number of transactions surpassed even the record year of 2014
By Thomas Reutter, Annette Weber
Although its fate and timing are very unclear, the popular initiative "for responsible enterprises – for the protection of human rights and environment" (initiative on responsible enterprises; Konzernverantwortungsinitiative;
By Tina Wüstemann
Trusts werden heute vermehrt auch im kontinental-europäischen Rechtsraum verwendet. Sie können etwa dazu dienen, den Bestand eines Unternehmens unabhängig davon abzusichern, ob Erben vorhanden sind.
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