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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:

June 2019
EMIR Refit and what it means for Swiss Counterparties
Following the European Commission's initial review of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation ("EMIR"), the EU legislators have agreed on certain amendments to EMIR (commonly referred to as EMIR Refit).
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June 2019
Proposal to tighten up the Swiss Cartel Act
The Federal Council aims at tightening up the Cartel Act in order to combat the foreclosure of the Swiss market and the price discrimination against Swiss corporate customers.
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May 2019
Trustees under the New Swiss Financial Institutions Act
On 15 June 2018, the Swiss Parliament adopted the new Swiss Financial Institutions Act ("FinIA"or the "Act") and the new Swiss Financial Services Act ("FinSA").
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May 2019
Swiss holding, domiciliary and mixed company tax treatments abolished by the end of 2019
In a popular vote of May 19, 2019, the Swiss electorate approved an important tax reform. The revised corporate income tax law abolishes the special cantonal tax treatment for holding, domiciliary and mixed companies by the end of 2019.
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May 2019
Swiss Federal Administrative Court protects right to silence of companies in antitrust sanction procedures
In a recent decision, the Federal Administrative Court acknowledges the fact, that an unrestricted interrogation of a former employee could undermine the right to silence of a company subject to antitrust sanction procedures.
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May 2019
Gender equality: new obligation of equal pay analysis
On 14 December 2018, the Swiss Parliament adopted the final text of the amendments to the Swiss Federal Act on Gender Equality.
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April 2019
Federal Council Announces Temporary Ban on new Construction Zones in Several Cantons
On 10 April 2019, the Federal Council announced a temporary ban on new construction zones in the Cantons of Geneva, Zurich, Lucerne, Zug and Schwyz.
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March 2019
Offering of Cross-border Financial Services in Switzerland under the new Swiss Financial Services Act
On 15 June 2018, the Swiss Parliament adopted the new Swiss Financial Services Act ("FinSA") and the new Swiss Financial Institutions Act ("FinIA").
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March 2019
Proposed amendments to Swiss Banking Act
On March 8, 2019, the Swiss Federal Council instructed the Federal Department of Finance to initiate the consultation process on proposed amendments to the Banking Act.
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March 2019
Secretariat of Swiss Competition Commission advises on changes in shareholder structure of joint ventures
Joint control under Swiss competition law may be given even without technical veto rights of the minority shareholder if the majority shareholder is unlikely to exercise its casting vote in the event of a deadlock situation.
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