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Holding Regimes in a New Era - 2020 edition
Updated Article - 22 Sep 2020

Holding Regimes in a New Era - 2020 edition

We are pleased to present you the 2020 edition of the Loyens & Loeff publication Holding Regimes in a New Era – Comparison of Tax and Non-Tax Aspects.

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Updated Article - 15 Sep 2020

FOB & PW Update – CRS Part IV: Reporting procedure and penalties under the CRS and the AEOI in Switzerland

This document contains general information on various topics regarding the automatic exchange of information and the Common Reporting Standard (CRS).

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Swiss Federal Council introduces NSFR for banks from July 2021
News - 14 Sep 2020

Swiss Federal Council introduces NSFR for banks from July 2021

On 11 September 2020, the Swiss Federal Council amended the Liquidity Ordinance to implement the Net Stable Funding Ratio (NSFR)

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Switerzerland and UK cooperation enhanced
News - 09 Sep 2020

Enhanced cooperation in financial services between Switzerland and UK

On 8 September 2020, officials of the State Secretariat for International Finance and of Her Majesty's (HM) Treasury have met in Switzerland

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Article - 28 Aug 2020

FinTech 2020 - Legal guide for Swiss practitioners

An overview of the main FinTech legal and regulatory aspects, to preliminary identify legal aspects and use them to shape FinTech projects.

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News - 20 Aug 2020

Dispatch concerning new fund category (L-QIF) published

The Swiss Federal Council adopted the dispatch (Botschaft) concerning the amendment of the Collective Investment Schemes Act

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News - 14 Aug 2020

FOB & PW Update – CRS Part III

Reportable financial accounts and due diligence rules under the CRS and the AEOI in Switzerland.

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News - 30 Jul 2020

FOB & PW Update – CRS Part II

Overview of qualification criteria of Reporting Financial Institutions under the Automatic Exchange of Information and the Common Reporting Standard.

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Article - 17 Jul 2020

Is the European Court of Justice opening the door to material employment practice in social security?

Is the European Court of Justice opening the door to material employment practice in social security?

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News - 16 Jul 2020

European Commission presents new tax initiatives (Tax Package)

On 15 July 2020, the European Commission presented various initiatives that are intended to further increase tax transparency and compliance with tax obligations,...

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Cellularline deal notice
Deal - 16 Jul 2020

Loyens & Loeff advised Cellularline S.p.A. on the acquisition of WorldConnect AG

Loyens & Loeff advised Cellularline S.p.A. on the acquisition of 80% of the shares in WorldConnect AG against a consideration of CHF 15.8 million.

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Apple-Decision-State-Aid-July-2020
News - 15 Jul 2020

EU General Court annuls European Commission’s decision in Apple State aid case

The General Court’s judgment finds that the Commission did not sufficiently demonstrate that a selective advantage was granted to these companies.

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