Company formation in Switzerland

Additional agreement to DTA between Switzerland and Belgium came into effect

As reported by the Swiss Federal Council, the additional agreement amending the double taxation agreement (DTA) between Switzerland and Belgium in the area of taxes on income and on capital came into effect. It contains…

Swiss Federal Council puts new fintech rules into force

On 1 August 2017, an amendment to the Banking Ordinance (BO) adopted by the Swiss Federal Council on 5 July 2017 entered into force. The bill aims to regulate fintech firms that provide services outside…

One more legal award won!

We are pleased to announce: another one professional award is won! The company recognised by “CorporateINTL” Magazine, as “Corporate Law Firm of the year in Switzerland”. My colleagues and I appreciated for our clients and…

Draft federal bill on processing of personal data by FDFA issued for consultation

Late in June 2017, the Swiss Federal Council approved the draft bill for a federal act on the processing of personal data by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). The proposed piece of legislation…

Facilitation of banks’ capital accumulation in Switzerland

Early in June 2017 the Swiss Federal Council initiated the consultation on the proposed Federal Act (hereinafter – the Act) on the Calculation of the Participation Deduction for Too-Big-to-Fail (TBTF) Instruments. The Act is intended…

Revised Value Added Tax Act to enter into force in Switzerland

On 2 June 2017, the Swiss Federal Council decided that the partially revised Value Added Tax Act adopted by the Swiss Parliament would come into force on 1 January 2018. The revised Value Added Tax…

BEPS Convention signed by Switzerland

On 7 June 2017 Switzerland signed the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting. The Convention will serve to efficiently amend double taxation agreements in accordance with…

Bill on the Dutch Register of Ultimate Beneficiaries

On 31 March 2017 the Dutch government published the bill on implementing the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive. One of the obligations under the 4th Directive is to introduce a central register that would contain information…

Switzerland and France sign agreement on EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg

On 23 March 2017, an intergovernmental agreement between Switzerland and France on the tax system applicable to EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg (EAP) was signed in Paris. The agreement will promote the development of the airport…

Paid Internship — English corporate law

We are looking for last year bachelor or graduate students, who study UK Legal System and need some practical knowledge and experience. Requirements: — Solid legal education and at least 1 year of relevant experience.…