Newsletters

Newsletters

One service that is particularly valued by clients is the publications we produce in different languages: clear, understandable articles and reports, and in-depth guides to specific legislation. Please find here our latest Lenz & Staehelin newsletters:

December 2017
FinfraG Update VII
The purpose of this Newsflash is to provide Swiss market participants with an update on the proposed amendment of the Swiss FMIO-FINMA regarding the introduction of the clearing obligation for certain OTC derivatives under the Swiss FMIA.
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December 2017
Revised FINMA Circular on Outsourcing Banks and Insurers
The purpose of this Newsflash is to highlight the revised FINMA circular on outsourcing for banks and securities dealers, which is being extended to insurance companies.
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November 2017
Developments on the duty to report securities transactions
Please find enclosed our latest NewsFlash in relation to the recent developments on the duty to report securities transactions and the partnership concluded between the SIX Swiss Exchange and the London Stock Exchange Group.
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November 2017
Update on the new Swiss legislation on financial services and financial institutions
The purpose of this Newsflash is to provide an update on the proposed new Swiss legislation on financial services (“FFSA”) and on the supervision of financial institutions (“FAFI”).
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November 2017
Bonus: Ex-Gratia Payment or Salary?
The Swiss Federal Supreme Court defines "moderate" and "higher than average" salaries and sets forth the criteria for the re-characterization of a bonus as salary.
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October 2017
New derivative reporting for securities dealers and participants to Swiss trading venues
This Newsflash relates to the new trade reporting regime for derivatives and structured products, which will become effective on October 1, 2018 (with a backloading obligation for trades executed between January 1 and September 30, 2018).
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October 2017
FinfraG Update VI
The purpose of this Newsflash is to inform Swiss market participants that FINMA has extended the deadline for small NFC to fulfill their reporting obligation under the Swiss FMIA from April 1, 2018 to January 1, 2019.
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October 2017
Proposed amendments to the Swiss AML Regime
FINMA published a draft amendment of the AMLO-FINMA containing, inter alia, more detailed obligations relating to group-wide monitoring of risks, a further tightening of KYC requirements and more detailed criteria for the risk classification.
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September 2017
Revision of Swiss Federal Data Protection Act
On 15 September 2017, the Swiss Federal Council adopted a draft (“Draft”) for a revised Swiss Federal Data Protection Act (“DPA”).
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September 2017
EU Data Protection law: Required measures for Swiss companies
This Newsflash provides an overview as regards applicability of the EU General Data Protection Regulation to Swiss companies and required measures for compliance.
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