Latest tax & legal developments for Switzerland
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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.
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.
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
FOB & PW Update – Swiss permits
Living and working in Switzerland for EU/EFTA and non-EU/EFTA citizens.
Swiss securities transfer tax - Swiss Federal Administrative Court rules on the concept of “intermediary”
Swiss Federal Administrative Court rules on the concept of “intermediary”
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.
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.
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
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...
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)...
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.
FOB & PW Update – Social security
Overview of Swiss and international social security aspects.