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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.
By Daniel Flühmann, Peter Hsu
The Swiss fintech landscape has evolved significantly over the past years and Switzerland continues to be an attractive base for innovators in the financial sector.
By Francisco Rapp
Il presente contributo ha lo scopo di approfondire un peculiare concetto del diritto delle persone e societario svizzero, conosciuto anche in altre giurisdizioni.
By Urs Kägi, Daniel Küpfer
In public M&A deals, bidding and target companies often agree on payments in the event that the deal cannot close. Payments from the target to the bidder are known as (direct) break fees.
By Susanne Schreiber, Christoph Suter, Paolo Bottini
In the referendum held on 19 May 2019, the Federal Act on Tax Reform and AHV Financing was adopted by the Swiss people and the cantons.
By Peter Hsu, Rashid Bahar
In the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008/2009, Switzerland launched a massive overhaul of its financial regulations.
By Daniel Flühmann, Peter Hsu
In Switzerland, the end of 2018 and beginning of 2019 saw a number of legal developments regarding fintech (in particular the introduction ...
By Philippe Seiler, Markus Wang, Markus Schott
On 18 March 2016, the Swiss Parliament adopted the revised Therapeutic Products Act (revTPA).
By Peter Reinarz
The Swiss Federal Supreme Court recently (on 21 November 2017) rendered a judgment in a tax case involving short sales of Swiss exchange-traded shares shortly before dividend payment dates (case no. 2C_123/2016).
By Frédéric Bétrisey, Martin Anderson
The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced on 27 July 2017 it would no longer require that banks that are members of the Libor panel be obliged to communicate a daily rate after 2021.
By Christoph Suter, Susanne Schreiber
Within the realm of international bond markets, investors generally do not accept a deduction in withholding taxes ...
By Daniel Flühmann, Alexander Von Jeinsen
Distributed ledger technology ("DLT") and blockchain technology as a subset of DLT are considered by many to offer a significant potential for innovation ...
By Daniel Flühmann, Peter Hsu
The beginning of 2019 saw the introduction of a new regulatory licence category into Swiss law with the aim of facilitating or enabling novel business models ...
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