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Switzerland – Swiss takeover law: Developments in the year 2007

September 2008 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Walder Wyss Ltd.

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The Swiss takeover law in 2007 has been shaped on a large scale by legislative developments, whereas in the past years the focus has rather been on recommendations and decisions concerning practical cases issued by the Swiss Takeover Board and the Swiss Federal Banking Commission, respectively. Fundamentally, the direction of new legislation concerning public takeovers is aimed at tightening the applicable stock market rules and notification obligations, thereby further enhancing transparency and equality of treatment of investors.

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