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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:

November 2018
Abschaffung des Eigenmietwerts - Quo Vadis?
Nach Auffassung der ständerätlichen Kommission für Wirtschaft und Abgaben soll bei selbstgenutztem Wohneigentum für den Hauptwohnsitz künftig auf eine Besteuerung des Eigenmietwerts verzichtet werden.
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October 2018
Publication of draft implementing ordinances of the new Swiss Federal Financial Services Act and the Swiss Federal Act on Financial Institutions for Consultation
On June 15, 2018, the Swiss Parliament has concluded its deliberations on the new Swiss Federal Financial Services Act ("FinSA") as well as of the Swiss Federal Act on Financial Institutions ("FinIA") and has passed these two new acts. The Swiss Federal F
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October 2018
Et si la Commission européenne ne renouvelait pas sa décision d'équivalence des bourses suisses?
Cette Newsflash porte sur les conséquences d’un éventuel non-renouvellement, par la Commission européenne, de sa décision d’équivalence des bourses suisses.
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September 2018
FinfraG Update IX – Federal Council extends transitional period for reporting of derivative transactions by small non-financial counterparties
The purpose of this Newsflash is to inform Swiss market participants that the Federal Council has decided to postpone the entry into effect of the reporting obligation for small NFC until 1 January 2024.
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June 2018
Fresh from the Swiss courts - Important new judgments on supplementary protection certificates
The action continues at the Swiss SPC front. This month brought two judgments dealing with important legal questions in connection with SPCs that are of core importance to pharmaceutical companies with business in Switzerland.
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June 2018
Update on the new Swiss legislation on financial services and financial institutions
The Swiss Parliament has indeed enacted on June 15, 2018 the Swiss Federal Financial Services Act (“FFSA”) as well as the Swiss Federal Act on Financial Institutions (“FAFI”).
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May 2018
Forum running through an action for a negative declaratory judgement is now admissible
According to a new Federal Supreme Court decision, securing an advantageous place of jurisdiction in Switzerland (so-called "forum running") in international disputes is a sufficient interest for an action seeking a negative declaratory judgement.
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May 2018
FinfraG Update VIII
The purpose of this Newsflash is to inform Swiss market participants that FINMA has introduced a clearing obligation for standardized interest rate and credit derivatives traded over the counter.
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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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