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When nonresident aliens ("NRAs") invest in the US securities market they must take the bitter with the sweet.
Bar & Karrer
In Switzerland, there is no single body of law setting out the law of securities.
Prager Dreifuss
Companies face a challenge when it comes to different compliance rules, with the legal framework applicable to data protection playing an important role in this process.
Rihm Attorneys
Swiss company A concluded in December 2008 a loan agreement with Swiss company B over CHF 200'000. Company B used the first CHF 100'000 for a loan to be granted unsecured to Swiss company C so that Company C was able to pay its debts...
Bar & Karrer
On March 1 2017, the Swiss rules on the disclosure of substantial shareholdings were amended
Bar & Karrer
What are the most common types of private equity transactions in your jurisdiction?
Bar & Karrer
Es gibt zwar nach wie vor Publikumsgesellschaften, bei denen ein Unternehmer oder eine Unternehmerfamilie die Mehrheit hält. Dennoch ist der überwiegende Teil der Börsenkapitalisierung
Rihm Attorneys
Flexible management compensation remains a bone of contention in Switzerland. However, a verdict on salary systems is clear – aligning the interests of the managers with those of the shareholders through performance-related remuneration is often not met.
Bar & Karrer
On 1 November 2016, FINMA published its new circular 2017/1 on "Corporate governance – banks" streamlining the regulatory framework on corporate governance for banks, securities dealers...
Bar & Karrer
The new rules provide for a transitional regime allowing shareholders to disclose their positions under the new regime by 31 August 2017.
Bar & Karrer
On November 23 2016 the Swiss Federal Council published its dispatch for a reform of Swiss corporate law.
Prager Dreifuss
Handelsrecht. Aus handelsrechtlicher Sicht liegt eine Sanierungsfusion dann vor...
Bar & Karrer
With the growing interest of institutional investors in Swiss listed companies the influence of proxy advisors has also risen.
Bar & Karrer
Der Wegfall des Holdingprivilegs mit der Unternehmenssteuerreform III (USR III) wird die Steuerlandschaft in der Schweiz verändern.
Rihm Attorneys
The Canton of Zurich had for quite some time the practise to levy wealth taxes with start-up entrepreneurs based on the monies raised in one or more recent financing rounds.
Bar & Karrer
SWITZERLAND'S POPULARITY as a hub for trust administration and related services has increased continuously in the past few years, and so has the number of litigation matters involving trust structures.
Bar & Karrer
Efforts to amend the EU Shareholder Rights Directive have lost momentum. The most recent resolution of an EU institution has been passed more than a year ago by the EU parliament.
Bar & Karrer
Commercial arbitration is constantly trying to improve in order to meet the needs of its users and to address the challenges of a changing world.
Bar & Karrer
In a recently released decision (6B_124/2016 dated 11 October 2016), the Swiss Federal Supreme Court (SFSC) held, for the very first time, that the criminal liability of corporations and undertakings...
Bar & Karrer
Have there been any recent changes in the enforcement of anti-corruption regulations?
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Companies face a challenge when it comes to different compliance rules, with the legal framework applicable to data protection playing an important role in this process.
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En parallèle d'un développement grandissant d'initiatives liées à la responsabilité sociale de l'entreprise, de plus en plus d'individus s'intéressent à lancer un projet qui combine un modèle d'affaires avec un impact sociétal et environnemental: ce qu'on appelle au niveau international une entreprise sociale.
Bar & Karrer
On 1 July 2015, a new Swiss law entered into force to implement the recommendations of the international Groupe d'action financière (GAFI) aimed at preventing money laundering and tax evasion.
Bar & Karrer
With the growing interest of institutional investors in Swiss listed companies the influence of proxy advisors has also risen.
Bar & Karrer
On November 23 2016 the Swiss Federal Council published its dispatch for a reform of Swiss corporate law.
Rihm Attorneys
Swiss company A concluded in December 2008 a loan agreement with Swiss company B over CHF 200'000. Company B used the first CHF 100'000 for a loan to be granted unsecured to Swiss company C so that Company C was able to pay its debts...
Bar & Karrer
On March 1 2017, the Swiss rules on the disclosure of substantial shareholdings were amended
Bar & Karrer
On 1 November 2016, FINMA published its new circular 2017/1 on "Corporate governance – banks" streamlining the regulatory framework on corporate governance for banks, securities dealers...
Bar & Karrer
The main source of law for Swiss governance rules is the company law contained in Articles 620ss of the Swiss Code of Obligations (CO).
Bar & Karrer
Es gibt zwar nach wie vor Publikumsgesellschaften, bei denen ein Unternehmer oder eine Unternehmerfamilie die Mehrheit hält. Dennoch ist der überwiegende Teil der Börsenkapitalisierung
Prager Dreifuss
Der Beitrag beleuchtet die Ausgestaltung und Bedeutung des Wertrechtebuches für die Schuld- und Aktienwertrechte sowie die Schaffung von Bucheffekten.
Prager Dreifuss
Until the middle of last year, it was possible to hold shares in Swiss private companies on an anonymous basis.
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