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Capital Contribution Principle: Meaning and Proceedings

February 2011 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by VISCHER.

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On January 1, 2011, the Swiss tax law capital contribution principle (CCP) enters into force - with far reaching consequences for companies, their owners, board members and tax advisors. A few days ago the Federal Tax Administration (FTA) published a Circular Letter on this change of law.

Employee Share Ownership Schemes - New Swiss Federal Act Passed

February 2011 - Finance. Legal Developments by VISCHER.

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Employee share ownership is an important incentive for many employees. On December 17, 2010, the Swiss Federal Parliament in Bern enacted a federal act on the taxation of employee share ownership. The new law will substantially impact many employee share ownership plans. The main aspects of the new rules are as follows:

International Offerings of Equity Securities in Switzerland by Non-Swiss Issuers

October 2009 - Finance. Legal Developments by VISCHER.

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Leading Swiss banks and Swiss law firms agree on a joint position in respect of the applicability of Swiss prospectus requirements for cross-border equity securities offerings by non-Swiss issuers into Switzerland. VISCHER endorsed this position paper which provides foreign issuers of shares and their banks with a harmonized view on certain disputed and debated issues.

Recognition and Enforcement of U.S. Class Action Judgements and Settlements in Switzerland

December 2008 - Litigation & Dispute Resolution. Legal Developments by VISCHER.

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This article looks at difficulties arising from recognition and enforcement of class action judgements or class action arbitration awards in countries other than their origin, which is most likely the U.S. or another "common law" country.

Tax incentives for

June 2008 - Tax & Private Client. Legal Developments by VISCHER.

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Presented by STEFAN WIDMER and RETO ARNOLD, certified tax experts at VISCHER Zurich

Foreign investors considering the purchase of a Swiss company very often come across a specific particularity of Swiss tax law that in many cases complicates matters significantly.

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VISCHER Attorneys at Law

Schuetzengasse 1, PO Box 6139

CH-8023 Zurich, Switzerland

Tel + 41 44 254 34 00

Fax + 41 44 254 34 10

E-mail info@vischer.com

Website www.vischer.com

 

Tax simplifications for M&A transactions - Switzerland

January 2008 - Tax & Private Client. Legal Developments by VISCHER.

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Foreign investors considering the purchase of a Swiss company very often come across a specific particularity of Swiss tax law that in many cases complicates matters significantly. An important issue that foreign investors may be unaware of is the fact that the owner of the target company, if he is an individual, wants to make sure he realizes a tax-free capital gain upon the sale of his company. Whether he achieves this goal or whether the capital gain realized is re-qualified as taxable dividend income in application of the socalled indirect partial liquidation theory depends heavily on the post-acquisition actions taken by the purchaser of the company.  

Tax simplifications for M&A transactions - Switzerland

December 2007 - Tax & Private Client. Legal Developments by VISCHER.

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Foreign investors considering the purchase of a Swiss company very often come across a specific particularity of Swiss tax law that in many cases complicates matters significantly.

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