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Simplified Naturalisation

Simplified Naturalisation

In Switzerland, it is possible to apply for naturalization under simplified conditions. In this blogpost the most important prerequisites are presented.

From 1 January 2022: Direct right of claim for all liability insurances

From 1 January 2022: Direct right of claim for all liability insurances

The new Insurance Contract Act will come into force on 1 January 2022. The injured party now has a direct right of claim against the insurer.

Taxes and social security for Covid home office – an update

Taxes and social security for Covid home office – an update

Many cross-border commuters will continue to work from home in summer 2021. An overview of what currently applies from a tax and social security perspective.

OECD publishes transfer pricing guidelines on financial transactions

OECD publishes transfer pricing guidelines on financial transactions

The OECD published new transfer pricing guidelines. Adrian Briner highlights their impact on intra-group loans, financial guarantees and cash pools.

EU Whistleblower Directive Pitfalls for Swiss Businesses

EU Whistleblower Directive Pitfalls for Swiss Businesses

Whistleblowing hotlines will become mandatory for companies with 250 or more employees.

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Data protection: Do you have the new SCC already under control?

The new EU standard contractual clauses: Get our new FAQ on the international data transfers using the SCC – all answers you need on 60 pages.

COVID-19 Update: Addition to our blog of 25 June 2021

COVID-19 Update: Addition to our blog of 25 June 2021

As announced in our blog post of 25 June 2021, the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) has published its updated list of risk countries as of 26 June 2021.

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

The Federal Council relaxes restrictions on entry into Switzerland.

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LIBOR Replacement: The Impacts on the Swiss Loan Markets

The discontinuation of LIBOR is just around the corner. For several decades, a significant proportion of financing transactions denominated in Swiss franc (CHF), Euro (EUR), sterling (GBP), US dollar (USD) and Japanese yen (JPY)...

Land acquisition by foreigners

Land acquisition by foreigners

Lex Koller: Hurdle in the acquisition of residential real estate by persons from abroad.

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