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SWITZERLAND - AN OVERVIEW OF GOVERNANCE REGIME

June 2012 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by BÄR & KARRER LTD..

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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.

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Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. This article was first published in The Corporate Governance Review, 2nd edition (published in May 2012 - editor Willem J L Calkoen).
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