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Reform of the withholding tax – Swiss government initiates consultation

Reform of the withholding tax – Swiss government initiates consultation

The reform of the Swiss withholding tax with the aim of strengthening the Swiss capital market takes a further step. The Swiss government wants to switch from withholding tax to paying agent tax for interest and opened the...

How does the coronavirus affect contracts under Swiss law?

How does the coronavirus affect contracts under Swiss law?

What are the rules under Swiss law if contracts can no longer be performed or contractual services or deliveries become useless due to the corona situation? Is COVID-19 force majeure? Can I amend my contracts now?

Lockdown instead of Easter holidays

Lockdown instead of Easter holidays

Vacation pay and overtime compensation despite reduced working hours (RWH)

Many employees have planned vacation over Easter. But now that the corona virus has put a spoke in the wheel for all employees who enjoy travelling,...

The impact of COVID-19 on M&A transactions

The impact of COVID-19 on M&A transactions

COVID-19 has suddenly burst into the daily lives of billions of people and its effect on the economy is being felt in every region of the world.

Management of Clinical Trials in COVID-19 Times

Management of Clinical Trials in COVID-19 Times

COVID-19 is becoming increasingly widespread in many countries, leading to an overload of hospitals, medical staff and clinical resources. Ongoing or planned clinical trials are threatened by COVID-19 related bottlenecks....

Residence of third-country nationals in Switzerland without gainful employment

Residence of third-country nationals in Switzerland without gainful employment

Overview

If third-country nationals, i.e. persons outside the EU/EFTA area, wish to establish a residence in Switzerland without pursuing gainful employment, they must meet various requirements under the Federal Act on Foreign...

Directors' Duties in Times of COVID-19

Directors' Duties in Times of COVID-19

What do I need to know as the member of a Swiss board of directors in times of the coronavirus?

The spread of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) is causing turnovers to crash and is plunging the Swiss economy into an unprecedented...

Concluding Contracts becomes a Home Office Challenge – a Cheat Sheet

Concluding Contracts becomes a Home Office Challenge – a Cheat Sheet

The coronavirus demands high levels of flexibility and creativity from companies: As many employees work from home, established workflows are replaced by new ad-hoc processes. In addition, the extraordinary situation requires many...

EU Commission calls for postponement of the MDR start date

EU Commission calls for postponement of the MDR start date

The Agreement between Switzerland and the EU on mutual recognition in relation to conformity assessment (MRA) is part of the package of seven Bilateral I Agreements in place between Switzerland and the European Union. The MRA is...

"Help is coming!" – The COVID-19 Bridging Assistance from the Government

"Help is coming!" – The COVID-19 Bridging Assistance from the Government

Important Questions and Answers on the Bridging Loans

From 26 March 2020, numerous banks are providing bridging loans for Swiss companies that meet certain minimum criteria and have run into liquidity bottlenecks due to the...

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