You are here:

Latest tax & legal developments for Switzerland

Sharing knowledge, bringing you the newest developments in our field and showing you how we work. In business, we all need easy access to relevant information about tax and legal news. We provide regular, pragmatic and straight-to-the-point updates on recent developments.


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.

read more
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.

read more
European flags in front of a building - intl tax flash state aid Jul 2020
News - 15 Jul 2020

European Commission recommends EU-wide State aid ban to companies linked to EU-blacklisted jurisdictions

EU member states do not grant financial support to companies with links to countries that are on the EU's list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions

read more
Article - 15 Jul 2020

FOB & PW Update – Swiss permits

Living and working in Switzerland for EU/EFTA and non-EU/EFTA citizens.

read more
Swiss Securities Transfer Tax
Article - 15 Jul 2020

Swiss securities transfer tax - Swiss Federal Administrative Court rules on the concept of “intermediary”

Swiss Federal Administrative Court rules on the concept of “intermediary”

read more
News - 10 Jul 2020

Initiative legislative proposal to introduce “exit tax” for Dutch dividend withholding tax for certain cross-border reorganizations

Initiative legislative proposal to introduce “exit tax” for Dutch dividend withholding tax for certain cross-border reorganizations.

read more
Chambers and Partners Europe 2020 - Loyens & Loeff Belgium
News - 09 Jul 2020

Loyens & Loeff recognised as Top-tier Law Firm in Private Wealth Legal and Tax Advice

Today, 9 July 2020, Chambers & Partners High Net Worth (HNW) has published its rankings for 2020.

read more
FinSA – Deadlines-for-registration.jpg
News - 08 Jul 2020

FinSA – Deadlines for registration with a client advisory registry and affiliation with an ombudsman have been set

The Swiss Financial Market Authority FINMA has granted the first licences to supervisory organisations

read more
News - 25 Jun 2020

Additional depositor and customer protection – partial revision of the Swiss Federal Banking Act

On 19 June 2020, following the consultation, the Federal Council adopted the dispatch on the partial revision of the Swiss Federal Banking Act (Bundesgesetz...

read more
News - 25 Jun 2020

Optional deferral of the EU Mandatory Disclosure Directive reporting obligations

On 24 June 2020, the Council of the European Union (the Council) adopted an amendment to the Mandatory Disclosure Directive ((Directive (EU) 2018/855) the Directive)...

read more
Article - 22 Jun 2020

Clarification on the recognition of foreign bankruptcy decrees

The Swiss Federal Supreme Court further clarifies the recently revised rules on the recognition of foreign bankruptcy and insolvency decrees.

read more
Article - 15 Jun 2020

FOB & PW Update – Social security

Overview of Swiss and international social security aspects.

read more