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SWITZERLAND - AN OVERVIEW OF GOVERNANCE REGIME

June 2012 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by BĂ€r & Karrer.

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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.

GOING PUBLIC ON SIX SWISS EXCHANGE

January 2012 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by BĂ€r & Karrer.

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Foreword
Switzerland and its Financial Market

The Principle of Being Better Than Average

Welcome to SIX Swiss Exchange

Swiss Capital Markets Law

January 2012 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by BĂ€r & Karrer.

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Trusts in the context of Swiss divorce proceedings

January 2012 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by BĂ€r & Karrer.

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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.

A Safe Haven

January 2012 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by BĂ€r & Karrer.

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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.

International Succession in Switzerland

September 2011 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by BĂ€r & Karrer.

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BRIEF SURVEY OF THE LOCAL SYSTEM
1 Type of System
2 Testamentary Dispositions
3 Intestacy
4 Freedom of Testation
5 Maintenance and Usufruct for the Surviving Spouse

Money laundering: Extension of the financial intermediary's liability

August 2011 - Crime. Legal Developments by BĂ€r & Karrer.

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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.

Saisie conservatoire ou sĂ©questre LP d’un aĂ©ronef ?

February 2011 - Transport. Legal Developments by BĂ€r & Karrer.

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Exercice de haute-voltige dans les entrailles du droit aérien

Xstrata purchases Lonmin shares and enters into a three-year $5 billion loan facility

October 2008 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by BĂ€r & Karrer.

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On 1 October 2008, Xstrata plc announced the acquisition of Lonmin shares for a cash consideration of ÂŁ440 million and the entry into of a new three-year $5 billion multi-currency revolving loan facility with a group of its relationship banks.