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Press releases and law firm thought leadership

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Money laundering: Extension of the financial intermediary's liability

August 2011 - Crime. Legal Developments by BĂ„R & KARRER LTD..

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In a landmark case, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court recently accepted, for the very first time, that the offence
of money laundering could be committed by omission.

Bribery in the Private Sector - "Few Men Have Virtue to Withstand the Highest Bidder"

January 2008 - Crime. Legal Developments by Walder Wyss Ltd.

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Switzerland has further tightened its legislation against bribery. As a consequence, an enterprise may be subject to prosecution if one of its employees bribes someone, regardless of whether the recipient of the bribe is a public official, and may be exposed to a fine of up to CHF 5 million.


Deputy Sheriff or Delinquent: The Company's New Role in Criminal Matters

February 2007 - Crime. Legal Developments by Froriep Renggli.

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Presumably mid-next year, Switzerland will add to the growing number of countries having introduced corporate criminal liability as a means of law enforcement.


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