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Baer & Karrer
Switzerland is introducing a new prospectus regime which enters into force on 1 January 2020 with a phase-in period of at least nine months as part of the new Financial Services Act
Switzerland
Baer & Karrer
The primary sources of laws and regulations relating to shareholder activism are the Code of Obligations (CO) governing the rights and obligations of companies' boards of directors and shareholders...
Prager Dreifuss
Last month we showed how companies can restructure and avoid bankruptcy if they run into financial difficulties due to the corona crisis. In the meantime, the Federal Council has enacted
Lenz & Staehelin
On 22 April 2020, the Swiss Federal Council announced financial support measures for startup companies to help them mitigate the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Baer & Karrer

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Mandaris
Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning (BCP/DRP) is good practice for businesses, sometimes even imposed by law or the regulator. The coronavirus crisis currently exposes businesses around the world...
BMG Avocats
In Switzerland, franchising and distribution agreements are not the subject of specific regulation
Baer & Karrer
By law, both listed and non-listed companies are required to have three corporate bodies: the shareholders' meeting, the board of directors and the external auditors.
Baer & Karrer
Swiss M&A transactions related to public companies are mainly governed by the Swiss Financial Market Infrastructure Act ("FMIA"; including its implementing ordinances) and the Swiss...
Intertrust
With the reporting of the beneficial owner register tightening up, Claudio Fanger, Business Unit Manager Legal in Switzerland, and Jurgen Borgt, Managing Director Switzerland, take a look at the...
Baer & Karrer
Nel mese di giugno del 2018 è stato pubblicato su questa stessa rivista un articolo concernente gli obblighi di annuncio dell'azionista e gli obblighi in capo alla società nell'ambito
Altenburger Ltd legal + tax
Their end was unavoidable. Following a recent legislative amendment which entered into force on November 1st, 2019, the Swiss Parliament...
Charles Russell Speechlys
At its meeting on 27 September 2019, the Federal Council decided that the Federal Law on the Implementation of the Recommendations...
Baer & Karrer
The regulatory environment in Switzerland is still very investor-friendly for the following three main reasons: limited investment restrictions
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Companies and individuals are increasingly confronted with the challenge of navigating Swiss blocking statutes when trying to provide US enforcement
Baer & Karrer
For any company, the decision to go public is a key milestone in its development.
Intertrust
Swiss companies had to maintain a register of holders of bearer shares and ensure access in Switzerland for a period of 10 years.
Baer & Karrer
On 21 June 2019, the Federal Assembly passed the Federal Act on the implementation of the recommendations of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (the Act).
Prager Dreifuss
It can happen that written stipulations in a contract are not what they seem: a clear obligation cut in stone. This may hold especially true if contracts are governed by Swiss substantive law.
Baer & Karrer
2018 was a very strong year for M&A in Switzerland. With almost 500 transactions, whereof more than 150 involved private equity investors, the number of transactions surpassed even the record year of 2014
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