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The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA is implementing the small banks regime at circular level as of 1 January 2020: small, particularly liquid and well capitalised banks are to be exempted from certain regulatory requirements. FINMA is adjusting eight FINMA circulars for this purpose. Following a pilot phase lasting several months and a consultation,...
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An important judgment by the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal (CFA) establishes that so-called anti-Bartlett clauses in the trust deed of a Jersey family trust exempted the trustees from any liability for losses incurred in transactions by the trust’s underlying investment company (Arboit, Sutton and Wise Lords Ltd v DBS, 2019 HKCFA 45; also...
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Bern, 20.11.2019 – During its meeting on 20 November 2019, the Federal Council adopted the dispatch on amending the Federal Act on the International Automatic Exchange of Information in Tax Matters (AEOIA). The aim of the proposal is to implement the recommendations of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (Global Forum). Switzerland...
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Bern, 13.11.2019 – During its meeting on 13 November 2019, the Federal Council approved three ordinances to the Federal Act on Tax Reform and AHV Financing (TRAF). These amendments concerning the tax component will enter into force on 1 January 2020. The Ordinance on the Reduced Taxation of Profits from Patents and Similar Rights (Patent Box Ordinance), the...
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Federal Council adopts dispatches on amendment of double taxation agreements with New Zealand, Netherlands, Norway and Sweden Bern, 06.11.2019 – During its meeting on 6 November 2019, the Federal Council adopted the protocols of amendment to the double taxation agreements (DTA) with New Zealand, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden. The protocols implement the minimum standards for double taxation...
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