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April 2018
Revision of Swiss International Insolvency Rules
On 16 March 2018, the Swiss Parliament adopted the revision of the international insolvency provisions of the Swiss Private International Law Act ("PILA").
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March 2018
FINMA publishes temporary no-action letter with respect to the requirement for banks to amend their financial contracts
On 21 March 2018, FINMA clarified its supervisory practice regarding the implementation of the stay regulation.
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March 2018
FINMA issues guidelines on ICO financial market regulation
The purpose of this Newsflash is to provide an update on the guidelines published by FINMA on 16 February 2018, in relation to the application of Swiss financial market regulation to initial coin offerings.
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February 2018
Bill to implement the recommendations of the Global Forum: Proposed abolition of bearer shares and further transparency provisions
On 17 January 2018, the Federal Council opened the consultation process for the pro-posed law to implement the recommendations of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes.
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January 2018
The Federal Administrative Court reverses the sanctions of the Competition Commission against Pfizer, Eli Lilly and Bayer (ED Medications)
With its three judgements of 19 December 2017 the Federal Administrative Court reverses the sanctions against Pfizer, Eli Lilly and Bayer imposed by the Competition Commission which totaled in CHF 5.7 million.
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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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