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Amendment of Swiss Corporate Law based on the recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force

June 2015
Rötheli, A. / Diem, H. / Iffland, J. / Wolf, M.

On July 1, 2015 an amendment of the Swiss Code of Obligations implementing the Revised Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Recommendations of 2012 will enter into force. The amendment will introduce new disclosure and transparency obligations in respect of holders of bearer shares and beneficial owners of shares of privately held companies. The new rules require prompt action by shareholders and affected companies.

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