Switzerland

Legal Privilege in Internal Investigations Concerning Anti-Money Laundering Obligations: a Swiss View

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The Swiss Federal Supreme Court considered to what extent work products generated by external counsel in the course of anti-money laundering investigations are protected by legal privilege.

China Climbs Four Places in Transparency International’s 2016 Corruption Perception Index

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Transparency International has launched its latest 2016 Corruption Perception Index. China’s ranking continues to improve, moving up by four places from last year’s rank of 83 to a rank this year of 79. Find out more about the other highlights.

AC Treuhand: Deductibility of Fines for Swiss Tax Purposes and Other Implications to the...

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In its decision of 26 September 2016, the Supreme Court of Switzerland resolved a long-outstanding issue of Swiss tax law: the deductibility of punitive fines by companies for corporate tax purposes.

Swiss-US Privacy Shield Framework Approved

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On January 11, 2017, the US and Swiss authorities announced their agreement on a new cross-border data transfer framework, the Swiss-US Privacy Shield Framework, to allow US companies to meet the requirements for transfers of personal data from Switzerland to the US.

The new global anti-bribery standard – how will your company measure up?

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After several years of development, involving input from over 50 countries, the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has finally published ISO 37001: Anti-Bribery Management Systems Standard - a new international standard designed to assist organisations worldwide in implementing and maintaining effective anti-bribery systems.

2016 Global Overview of Anti-Bribery Laws Handbook released

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Baker & McKenzie released the 2016 edition of its Global Overview of Anti-Bribery Handbook. You can read the Handbook for free on Global Compliance News.

The DOJ’s Swiss Bank Program – Lessons Learned and the Road Ahead

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Earlier this year, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) entered into its 80th, and final, non-prosecution agreement with a Swiss bank as part of its groundbreaking program to combat offshore tax evasion in Switzerland and beyond.

Leading decision of the Swiss Supreme Court on by-object restrictions under Swiss competition law

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The Swiss Federal Supreme Court rendered a leading decision regarding the significance of anti-competitive agreements under Swiss law

Compliance Benchmark 2016: Quantifying the Fundamentals

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Following our summary in March 2015, we have again summarized the main compliance benchmarking surveys which have been published over the past 12 months and summarized their results.

Publication of the Blue Guide 2016: Implications for online sales and other significant changes

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The EU Commission published an updated version of 'The "Blue Guide" on the implementation of EU product rules', the most authoritative EU guidance on the application of product-related directives and regulations to goods destined for the EU market.
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