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New Swiss rules on the distribution of foreign collective investment schemes in Switzerland what distributors should be aware of

Switzerland - February 15 2013 The Swiss Act on Collective Investment Schemes ("CISA") has recently been amended and will in its revised version enter into force on 1 March 2013

A checklist for registering geographical names as trademarks in Switzerland

Switzerland - October 11 2016 Geographical names can be a great source of inspiration for new trademarks. Well-known trademarks that consist of or have been inspired by

Certificates of Inheritance - legal framework in Switzerland

Switzerland - January 31 2017 According to a new leading case of the Federal Supreme Court, the recognition of a foreign certificate - in this case the certificate of inheritance

Tax decision on total return swaps how will derivatives market take it?

Switzerland - May 20 2015 On May 5 2015 the Federal Supreme Court rendered its long-awaited decision on a withholding tax reimbursement claim related to total return swaps

Q&A: work permits in Switzerland: navigation through the alps

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

The fine line between debt restructuring and bankruptcy proceedings

Switzerland - March 3 2017 Two recent Federal Supreme Court cases demonstrate that the two stages where the debt restructuring court assesses the prospects of restructuring are

Swiss Regulation of FinTech - Federal Council initiates consultation on new rules

Switzerland - February 7 2017 The rapid evolution in FinTech has not only attracted the attention of the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) but eventually pushed

Certificates of Inheritance - legal framework in Switzerland

Switzerland - January 31 2017 According to a new leading case of the Federal Supreme Court, the recognition of a foreign certificate - in this case the certificate of inheritance

Ein kleiner Schritt für den Menschen, ein (relativ) grosser Schritt für den unrechtmässig Betriebenen

Switzerland - January 23 2017 Zu Unrecht erhobene Betreibungen können für Privatpersonen und Gesellschaften zu schweren Konsequenzen führen: Banken z.B. können aufgrund eines

Swiss Marital law

Switzerland - January 17 2017 If one person from the prospective spouses has Swiss citizenship or place of residence in Switzerland, the Swiss authorities are competent for the