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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


Business Briefing International Tax Law - Juli 2016
  • Beiten Burkhardt
  • China, European Union, Germany, India, Luxembourg, Netherlands, OECD, Switzerland, USA
  • July 27 2016

Sowohl das innerstaatliche Steuerrecht als auch das Abkommensrecht vieler Staaten umfassen Vorschriften, die Aktivitts- und Sub stanzerfordernisse


Brexit - The Swiss Model
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • European Union, Switzerland, United Kingdom
  • August 24 2016

Switzerland is unique, in that it is the only EFTA state which is not also part of the European Economic Area (EEA). Its relationship with the EU is


Recast of the Union Customs Code (UCC)
  • MME Legal Tax Compliance
  • European Union, Switzerland
  • February 22 2016

The Union Customs Code (UCC) was adopted on 9 October 2013 as EU Regulation No 9522013. It is treated as a general guideline. However, the UCC was


Access to information from antitrust proceedings
  • Schellenberg Wittmer
  • European Union, Switzerland
  • November 10 2016

The Swiss courts have recently issued several decisions regarding access to information from antitrust proceedings. On the one hand, these decisions


Potential AIFMD Passporting to Switzerland and FINMA's Guidance on EU Regulations
  • Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law Ltd
  • European Union, Switzerland
  • August 31 2016

This regulatory update provides an overview on the recent developments in the EU concerning the (potential) extension of the EU passport


Switzerland - A favorable seat of arbitration for foreign antitrust claims
  • FRORIEP
  • European Union, Switzerland
  • November 1 2016

Switzerland is now among the top venues for antitrust claims to be resolved by arbitration. Are antitrust disputes arbitrable in Switzerland? Does the


European Competition Law Newsletter - November 2016
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • Czech Republic, European Union, Switzerland, United Kingdom
  • November 7 2016

On 29 September 2016, the Swiss Federal Administrative Court (FAC) handed down a judgment impacting any distribution agreement which could touch


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"


Brexit (9): 5 things the UK can learn from the Swiss experience - a perspective from CMS Switzerland
  • CMS
  • European Union, Switzerland, United Kingdom
  • October 14 2016

There is no suggestion that the UK will try to follow the ‘Swiss model’ as the basis for the post-Brexit UK-EU relationship. However, the UK will have