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England flights: Cancelled after Brexit?

England flights: Cancelled after Brexit?

On 31 October 2019, the period for the United Kingdom (UK) to leave the European Union (EU) would have expired. In the meantime, however, the 27 remaining EU Member States have agreed to the requested extension of the deadline and...

The Clock is ticking: Asset managers will soon need a licence

The Clock is ticking: Asset managers will soon need a licence

FinSA / FinIA – Our blog series providing essential insights (Post 5)

Online infringements of IP rights in the EU and Switzerland

Online infringements of IP rights in the EU and Switzerland

Intellectual property rights (IPR) are increasingly becoming the target of counterfeiting and piracy on the Internet. Online infringements pose new challenges to right holders and authorities in the fight against illegal offers....

Immigration: Brexit postponed

Immigration: Brexit postponed

Agreement on Work Permits Requirements in Case of No-Deal Brexit

Swiss and British negotiators have been uniting their efforts to cushion the effects of a likely no-deal Brexit.

On 10 July 2019, Secretary of State for Exiting...

China Adopts Modern Drug Legislation

China Adopts Modern Drug Legislation

The Chinese healthcare system is currently undergoing significant changes. With the most extensive amendments in the past decade, the Drug Administration Act of the People's Republic of China (DAL) will enter into force on...

Client Segmentation under FinSA

Client Segmentation under FinSA

FinSA/ FinIA - Our blog series providing essential insights (Post 4)

What financial service providers need to know

The new Financial Services Act (FinSA), which comes into force on 1 January 2020, introduces various obligations...

China calling: Foreign Insurance Companies are welcome

China calling: Foreign Insurance Companies are welcome

The liberalization of the Chinese financial industry is making substantive progress. As an important sector of the financial industry, the insurance industry is witnessing an increasing emphasis on opening-up.

The demise of the bearer share is now a reality

The demise of the bearer share is now a reality

Bearer shares will be abolished on 1 November 2019

On 21 June 2019, Parliament adopted the new Federal Act on the Implementation of Recommendations of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes...

Discrimination against (Swiss) nationals in family reunifications

Discrimination against (Swiss) nationals in family reunifications

Under the current regulations on family reunification, Swiss citizens are subject to stricter rules than EU/EFTA-citizens based in Switzerland. The Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland has already affirmed the legality of this...

Reform of Swiss withholding tax - further details and timetable

Reform of Swiss withholding tax - further details and timetable

Swiss Government enhances the key figures for a paying agent tax

On 27 September 2019 (German only), the Swiss Government completed its key figures for the reform of the Swiss withholding tax and thus took a stand on open issues....

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