Switzerland (7th Edition) (March 2019)
Withholding taxes are commonly applied in Switzerland to certain debt issues, even though many foreign jurisdictions have abolished such taxes. Bär & Karrer’s Christoph Suter and Susanne Schreiber discuss how Swiss issuers are increasingly limiting their tax exposure through foreign subsidaries and observing lender limits.
Switzerland has accepted a greater number of exchange of information (EOI) requests from global actors since 2009, harmonising the otherwise private nation’s banking policies with the OECD’s more transparent standards. Lenz & Staehelin’s Jean-Blaise Eckert and Frédéric Neukomm discuss the changes.
After Swiss tax reform failed to secure public support in 2017, lawmakers have revised key tenants to ensure it passes when it goes to a second referendum, this time in May 2019. Lenz & Staehelin’s Jean-Blaise Eckert and Frédéric Neukomm discuss the potential impact on corporations and shareholders.