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22 March 2017
CMS European M&A Study: M&A robust in 2016 and con...
20/03/2017
Due diligence and proportionality under scrutiny in latest ICSID...
Summary In a decision dated 21 February 2017, a tribunal acting under the auspices of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (“ICSID”), the World Bank’s arbitration institution, in Ampal-American Israel Corp.
06/03/2017
CMS Zurich advises the management and further inve...
16/03/2017
Impending UK Inheritance Tax Changes
In the 2015 Summer Budget, proposals were announced to change the UK tax regime for non-domiciles. These proposals were the subject of a consultation paper which was published on 19 August 2016. The new regime will take effect as planned from 6 April 2017.
16/02/2017
CMS Switzerland advised SNCF Mobilités EPIC
15/03/2017
Newly amended ICC Arbitration Rules provide for expedited procedu...
On 1 March 2017, the latest amendment to the ICC Arbitration Rules (the “ICC Rules”) came into force, introducing a number of changes aimed at increasing transparency and efficiency in ICC arbitration proceedings.
31/01/2017
CMS advises capiton on the Acquisition of a Majori...
22/03/2017
Our new CMS European M & A Study 2017 covers over 3,200 deals and...
06/03/2017
PIP-case: ECJ clarifies scope of notified body’s responsibilities...
In the PIP-case, a French manufacturer supplied thousands of women with (allegedly) defective breast implants. Amongst others, patients in Germany started litigation against the notified body in question - TÜV Rheinland (“Tuv”).
01/02/2017
Swiss Employment Law
21/02/2017
Islamic Finance and global shipping and aviation markets
The asset finance market in the Middle East has seen increasing use of Shariah compliant finance to fund transactions. Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) made shipping news headlines in December 2016 when it advanced a USD350 million senior secured Murabaha facility.
25/01/2017
Emerging Europe M&A Report 2016/17
14/02/2017
Opportunity for Refund of Late Interest charged on Failed Withhol...
Background Switzerland levies federal withholding tax at the rate of 35% on certain capital income, including dividend distributions of Swiss corporations. The federal withholding tax is fully refundable for Swiss resident recipients, provided that they (i).