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The basic source of law for Swiss governance rules is the Company Law with its manifold revisions, in particular Articles 620 ss. Swiss Code of Obligations (‘the CO’). In the course of the rather fundamental reform of 1991, corporate governance rules, in particular those relating to the improvement of shareholders’ protection, became law. A new debate was triggered at the beginning of the last decade, in 2000/2001, inter alia as a consequence of the Swissair bankruptcy.
Switzerland and its Financial Market
The Principle of Being Better Than Average
Welcome to SIX Swiss Exchange
Deals & Cases
TinaWu« stemann* and Delphine Pannatier Kesslery
Abstract Foreign trusts are sometimes involved in Swiss divorce proceedings, which raises questions not yet determined by case law. In this article, the authors deal with the validity of transfers of marital property to trusts and possible attacks against foreign trusts based on Swiss matrimonial property law.
Though the Swiss economy appeared to come out of the economic crisis relatively unscathed, it’s not all plain sailing, says Baer & Karrer’s Eric Stupp.
BRIEF SURVEY OF THE LOCAL SYSTEM
1 Type of System
2 Testamentary Dispositions
4 Freedom of Testation
5 Maintenance and Usufruct for the Surviving Spouse
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.
Exercice de haute-voltige dans les entrailles du droit aérien
On 1 October 2008, Xstrata plc announced the acquisition of Lonmin shares for a cash consideration of £440 million and the entry into of a new three-year $5 billion multi-currency revolving loan facility with a group of its relationship banks.