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New rules relating to the recognition in Switzerland of a foreign bankruptcy or restructuring order
  • Schellenberg Wittmer
  • Switzerland
  • May 18 2018

Insolvency and international cooperation in insolvency matters have been subject to recent developments, particularly in the European Union but also


Public referendum deciding about the new Money Gaming Act
  • MME Legal Tax Compliance
  • Switzerland
  • February 12 2018

On September 29, 2017 the Swiss Parliament passed a revised gambling law entitled the Money Gaming Act. The Act unites Switzerland’s existing acts on


Last Chance to Reclaim Late Payment Interest Paid under Old Swiss Withholding Tax Rules
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Switzerland
  • January 17 2018

Profit distributions of a Swiss company are subject to a 35 withholding tax. However, in case the recipient of the distribution is a Swiss parent


New Regulation for Pharmaceutical Companies on Undue Material Benefits - Specific Swiss Regulation on Discounts and Refunds
  • Streichenberg Attorneys at Law
  • Switzerland
  • November 24 2017

The revised Act on Therapeutic Products will bring significant changes to the Swiss healthcare system with respect to both undue material benefits as


Swiss Parliament calls for parent company liability for human rights breaches
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Switzerland, United Kingdom
  • November 17 2017

Switzerland is the latest in a series of countries to consider whether to compel its companies to respect human rights throughout their business


Update on the new Swiss legislation on financial services and financial institutions
  • Lenz & Staehelin
  • Switzerland
  • November 8 2017

The purpose of this Newsflash is to provide an update on the proposed new Swiss legislation on financial services ("FFSA") and on the supervision of


Fintech rules eased
  • Bär & Karrer
  • Switzerland
  • September 1 2017

On July 5 2017, the Swiss Federal Council (Bundesrat) amended the Swiss Federal Banking Ordinance to ease the Swiss regulatory framework for


Equal Pay Measures - Swiss Parliament to Decide on Proposed Law
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Switzerland
  • July 25 2017

In Switzerland, the principle of equal pay for women and men has been enshrined in the Federal Constitution for 36 years. Despite this commitment


Switzerland - A new hope? The Swiss Government adopts its Dispatch to the Parliament on an amendment to the provisions governing recognition of foreign insolvencies
  • ICC FraudNet
  • Switzerland, Global
  • June 22 2017

On 24 May 2017, the Swiss Federal Council adopted its “Dispatch with respect to an amendment of the Private International Law Act (Chap. 11:


Switzerland to Overhaul its Data Protection Framework
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Switzerland, European Union
  • May 5 2017

In the wake of EU's upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Swiss government has recently issued a preliminary draft of a new Data