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News - 13 Jan 2022

Loyens & Loeff Switzerland promotes new Counsel

Loyens & Loeff is pleased to announce that Rebecca Kühne has been promoted to the role of counsel in the Swiss office, effective 1 January 2022.

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News - 12 Jan 2022

EU Tax Alert 192

The new edition of the EU Tax Alert is available. With this publication we would like to keep you informed of the latest developments on EU tax law. We have summarised the highlights of this edition below.

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News - 29 Dec 2021

Parliament adopts partial revision of the Swiss Federal Banking Act

On 17 December 2021, the Swiss Parliament adopted the partial revision of the Swiss Federal Banking Act (Bundesgesetz über die Banken und Sparkassen). The amendments intend to strengthen the protection of customer deposits with banks in the interest of the financial market stability.

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News - 23 Dec 2021

European Commission publishes far-reaching legislative tax proposals

On 22 December 2021, the European Commission released several legislative proposals that will impact corporate taxpayers. The proposals build upon the international negotiations on the misuse of shell entities, Pillar Two, and reform plan of the Energy Taxation Directive.

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International Tax Flash: OECD's Pillar Two model rules
News - 21 Dec 2021

OECD publishes Pillar Two model rules on IIR and UTPR

On 20 December 2021, the OECD released its Pillar Two model rules, also referred to as the “Anti Global Base Erosion” or “GloBE” rules, for participant jurisdictions to implement most of the Pillar Two rules. These rules seek enforcing a minimum 15% effective tax rate on profits earned by large multinational enterprises in each jurisdiction where they realise profits. The entry into force is targeted for 2023.

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News - 21 Dec 2021

Capital band and interim dividends – Episode 5 of 5

In the Loyens & Loeff Switzerland podcast series “Let’s talk legal”, we provide succinct insights into key Swiss legal issues and developments. In five episodes, we talk about the main aspects of the Swiss corporate law reform. After being in the making for almost 20 years, the corporate law reform touches a wide area of topics.

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News - 02 Dec 2021

Enforcement of English judgments in Switzerland after Brexit

Since the United Kingdom left the European Union on 31 January 2020, it is no longer a party to the Lugano Convention. Therefore, the enforcement of English judgments in Switzerland is now governed by the Federal Act on Private International Law (“PILA”) with differing requirements. This article provides an overview of what needs to be considered when seeking enforcement of an English judgment in Switzerland.

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News - 25 Nov 2021

2022 Tax trends and developments

As this year nears its end, it is time for our annual tax bulletin. This bulletin not only focuses on the tax trends and developments we foresee for 2022, but also includes some tips and takeaways.

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News - 22 Nov 2021

Loyens & Loeff is listed in the GRR 100 - 2021

The Global Restructuring Review (GRR) released its 2021 GRR 100 rankings. The GRR 100 lists the top 100 law firms verified as being able to handle cross-border restructurings and insolvencies. We are very proud to be ranked 31st on the list.

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News - 22 Nov 2021

Corporate Governance II: Gender ratios, executive compensation and independent proxy advisors – Episode 4 of 5

In the Loyens & Loeff Switzerland podcast series “Let’s talk legal”, we provide succinct insights into key Swiss legal issues and developments. In five episodes, we talk about the main aspects of the Swiss corporate law reform. After being in the making for almost 20 years, the corporate law reform touches a wide area of topics.

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News - 17 Nov 2021

Listing and Trading of SPACs at SIX Swiss Exchange

As of 6 December 2021, the securities of Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) can be listed and traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX). The new listing standard for SPACs takes into account the special characteristics of SPACs and at the same time focuses on investor protection.

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News - 09 Nov 2021

Restructuring options in Switzerland: Pre-packs

Pre-packs, known as an effective restructuring measure from other jurisdictions, are also permissible in Switzerland.

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