Group Financing in Switzerland to Become More Attractive
Swiss Federal Council announces amendments to Swiss Withholding Tax Ordinance to provide withholding tax relief for certain group financing activities.


Our offices in Switzerland advise clients on some of the most significant matters in the European market, including representing mining and metals business Nyrstar on a €600 million strategic financing package to fund investment and reduce debt, and acting for 44 Swiss banks negotiating with the US Department of Justice to address potential tax evasion liabilities — a case named one of the top "Global Disputes of the Year" by American Lawyer in 2015.

With more than 50 years of experience in the Swiss market, we are the go-to firm for domestic and foreign multinationals and financial institutions seeking advice on Financial Services and Regulation, cross-border venture capital, and corporate M&A transactions. We also have some of the leading practices in Switzerland in the areas of Dispute Resolution, Compliance & Investigations and Labor, Employment & Immigration Law. The quality of our work is reflected in the recognition we receive within the legal industry. We are the only international firm ranked Band 1 for Corporate/M&A in Switzerland by Chambers Global 2016. Our Real Estate, Restructuring & Insolvency and Wealth Management practices are also top ranked by Chambers.

With more than 100 lawyers, we are one of the largest law firms in Switzerland, providing local and cross-border advice on Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Private Equity and Tax — all practice groups that have been ranked Band 2 by Chambers Global. Our Insurance and Reinsurance practice has been ranked top tier by Legal 500 in major markets in Europe and Asia Pacific. No matter the business or legal challenge, we work across borders and practice areas to help clients resolve complex, multi-jurisdictional issues and achieve their commercial objectives.

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Geneva 1208
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