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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:

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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February 2019
FinfraG Update X - FINMA provisionally recognizes UK derivatives regulations
FINMA provisionally recognizes UK derivatives regulations as being equivalent to the Swiss Financial Market Infrastructure Act.
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February 2019
Significant Swiss WHT improvements for international debt financings
The Swiss Federal Tax Administration has announced on 5 February 2019 a new practice that significantly improves the ability of groups to raise debt abroad and to use such debt in Switzerland.
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December 2018
The Swiss Federal Council takes measures to protect Swiss stock exchanges
Please find enclosed our latest Newsflash in relation to the recent measures taken by the Swiss Federal Council to protect the Swiss stock exchanges.
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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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