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ESMA advises on 12 non-EU countries for AIFMD passport extension
  • Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
  • European Union, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Jersey, Singapore, Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA
  • July 21 2016

This briefing looks at ESMA’s 18 July advice on its ongoing work on the extension of the AIFMD passport to non-EU AIFMs and AIFs in respect of 12


Holiday and Customs - for a safe return to Switzerland
  • FRORIEP
  • European Union, Switzerland
  • July 15 2016

Upon entering Switzerland after well-deserved vacation your luggage may be subject to Swiss customs scrutiny. Customs are looking for objects which


Good news for Canada, Guernsey, Japan, Jersey and Switzerland on the long road to the AIFMD third country passport
  • Eversheds
  • Australia, Bermuda, Canada, Cayman Islands, European Union, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Japan, Jersey, Switzerland, USA
  • July 22 2016

On 19 July 2016, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published its latest Advice on the application of the Alternative Investment


Derivative Trading under the FMIA - FINMA Issues Guidance on Phasing in
  • Bär & Karrer
  • European Union, Switzerland
  • July 11 2016

On 6 July 2016, FINMA published guidance on the implementation of the Federal Act on Financial Market Infrastructures of 19 June 2015 ("FMIA") and


Q&A: work permits in Switzerland: navigation through the alps
  • FRORIEP
  • European Union, Global, Switzerland
  • June 30 2016

There are several laws that intersect in complex ways, namely the Agreement on the Free Movement of Persons and the Foreign Nationals Act (FNA). To


Switzerland, Safe Harbor, and Safe Harbor 2.0 updates
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • European Union, Switzerland, USA
  • November 19 2015

The Swiss Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC) recently announced that the U.S.-Swiss safe harbor is "no longer sufficient" to


Brexit vote: time to buy Swiss real estate?
  • Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law Ltd
  • European Union, Switzerland, United Kingdom
  • July 1 2016

The outcome of the United Kingdom's EU referendum raises many questions on the consequences of Brexit for UK citizens. The same is true for relations


No more work permit quotas available for assignees from EUEFTA member states
  • PwC Switzerland
  • European Union, Switzerland
  • March 1 2016

Swiss work permits are limited by quota, as follows: 4000 L permits for Non-EU nationals 2500 B permits for Non-EU nationals 2000 L permits for


10 things every insurer should know
  • CMS
  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Czech Republic, European Union, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy
  • April 6 2016

The insurance industry in Albania is relatively new. Prior to 1990, there were no specialised insurance companies operating in the country. After the


Trading in OTC derivatives new Swiss regulation for financial and non-financial institutions
  • FRORIEP
  • European Union, Switzerland
  • February 25 2014

On December 13, 2013, the Federal Council presented a first bill for consultation for a new Financial Market Infrastructure Act ("Pre-draft FMIA"