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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:

July 2019
The entry into force of the 2009 Protocol to the Swiss / US treaty is likely to generate new (group) information requests
Almost ten years after its signature, the 2009 protocol to the Swiss-US treaty should enter into force.
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July 2019
State liability: no compensation for indirect damage of shareholders
In a recently published decision (2C_809/2018), the Swiss Federal Supreme Court rejected damages claims brought by former shareholders of TEMPUS Privatbank Ltd based on the Swiss Federal Liability Act.
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June 2019
Portfolio Managers 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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June 2019
New Swiss Public Procurement Law
The Swiss Parliament adopted the revised Federal Act on Public Procurement. Some significant changes compared to the previous regulation and possible effects on practice are outlined below.
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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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