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May 2019
La RFFA largement acceptée lors de la votation populaire du 19 mai 2019
Lors de la votation populaire du 19 mai 2019, les électeurs suisses ont largement accepté la loi fédérale relative à la réforme fiscale et au financement de l'AVS (ci-après : "RFFA"), avec 66,4 % de voix positives.
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May 2019
On the eve of the abolition of Swiss holding, domiciliary and mixed company tax treatments
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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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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