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21/02/2024
Crypto Tax Legislation & Law in Switzerland
1. Is there a specific legislation issued for the taxation of crypto-assets or do general national tax law principles apply because the tax legislator has not regulated this so far? Currently, there...
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20/02/2024
Swiss Limited Qualified Investor Fund (L-QIF) available in March 2024
On 31 January 2024, the Swiss Federal Council released the final implementing provisions of the Collective Schemes Ordinances (CISO) relating to the Limited Qualified Investor Fund (L-QIF). The L-QIF...
19/02/2024
Real estate finance law in Switzerland
A. Mortgages 1. Can security be granted to a foreign lender? Yes. Security over interests in real estate can be granted to foreign lenders.Gen­er­ally a foreign lender in favour of whom a security interest...
16/02/2024
CMS advises AEW on a participation in Partino Mobile Energie AG
AEW Energie AG has acquired a participation of 33% in Partino Mobile Energie AG and strengthens its powers in the area of e-mobility. The transaction announced in November 2023 has now been com­pleted.Partino Mobile Energie AG, with registered office in Oberentfelden, is a renowned supplier of intelligent e-mobility solutions. Special focus is made on load management for charging points and the backend to operate charging points. In cooperation with Partino, AEW has fitted intelligent charging stations to several apartment buildings.AEW has built up comprehensive competences in the area of e-mobility and is a position to offer integrated solutions ranging from carsharing (Swiss E-Car) to mobility as a service. AEW Energie AG targets an active an leading role in the e-mobility sector and seeks to invest in integrated solutions and services. To that end, AEW has already been cooperating with Partino for some time. As a consequence of this successful collaboration, the parties have agreed to joining forces even closer. The participation in Partino rounds off AEW's portfolio in the area of e-mobility perfectly."The demand for innovative e-mobility solutions increase sharply. Thanks to the participation in partino, we can expand our competences and our offering in the area of e-mobility significantly. With Partino, we are in position to implement complex projects efficiently an to offer integrated dynamic load management systems, for example for apartment buildings", says Arian Rohs, Head Mobility Solutions at AEW.A team of CMS led by Alain Raemy and Florian Jung has advised AEW on all legal aspects of this transaction.CMS SwitzerlandAlain Raemy, Partner, CorporateFlorian Jung, Senior Associate, Cor­por­ateAl­ex­an­der Salamon, Attorney Trainee, CorporateMark Cagienard, Partner, TaxDavid Schuler, Senior Associate, TaxMiryam Meile, Senior Associate, EmploymentDirk Spacek, Partner, IP/IT
16/02/2024
"Minor revision" to be made to the Swiss Federal Supreme Court Act
BackgroundIn the years 2008 to 2013, the federal administration of justice was evaluated, leading to the identification of the following three problems: the Federal Supreme Court is overloaded, primarily...
14/02/2024
Recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in Switzerland
1. Is there an exequatur procedure? Yes. If a party does not voluntarily comply with a foreign award, there is a procedure to recognise the foreign decision respectively to declare it en­force­able.Un­less...
12/02/2024
Popular investment vehicles in Switzerland
Updated on May 2022 Investment vehicle Im­mob­i­li­en-Ak­tiengesell­schaf­tAn­lages­tif­tun­gVer­trag­lich­er Anlagefonds 1. Form Ak­tiengesell­schaft Corporate – Swiss Stock Corporation Anlagestiftung Corporate...
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09/02/2024
ESMA reports on impact-washing concerns around funds focused on the United...
IntroductionOn 1 February 2024, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published an article on the efficiency of funds focused on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)...
08/02/2024
CMS advises shareholder on sale of PMJ-tec
Simpson Strong-Tie has acquired PMJ-tec, a Swiss roofing and facade fastener manufacturer specializing in A2, A4 and other high grade corrosion resistant stainless steel products.PMJ-tec, founded in 1975, has its main office and factory in Switzerland and warehouses as well as sales offices in Germany and the Netherlands. Its products, including bi-metal fasteners, carbon steel fasteners and drainage pipe couplers, are engineered with over 45 years of expertise in the construction fastener industry and manufactured in compliance with rigorous internal and external stand­ards.“PMJ-tec is known not only for its superior quality products, but also for its commitment to the clients and service as well as in­nov­a­tion-ori­ented culture, all of which makes it a perfect match for Simpson Strong-Tie. This acquisition introduces bi-metal fasteners to our product portfolio, which is of great strategic importance to us”, explains Fabio Di Clemente Fabio Di Clemente, Director EU Strategy at Simpson Strong-Tie.Simpson Strong-Tie is the world leader in structural solu­tions-products and technology that help people design and build safer, stronger homes, buildings, and communities. A team of CMS led by Dr Daniel Jenny and Florian Jung has advised the seller on all legal aspects of this transaction.CMS SwitzerlandDr Daniel Jenny, Partner, Corporate/M&AFlorian Jung, Senior Associate, Corporate/M&ASamuel Gang, Senior Associate, Corporate/M&AMark Cagienard, Partner, TaxCMS Neth­er­land­sPi­eter van Duijvenvoorde, Partner, Corporate/M&A
07/02/2024
CMS Expert Guide to Crypto Regulation in Switzerland
Disclaimer: This chapter was last updated on 15 September 2023 and does not reflect any subsequent developments. The information provided is intended for general informational purposes and should not...
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06/02/2024
The impact of the Berne Financial Services Agreement
We're delighted to announce a series of informative webinars focusing on the Berne Financial Services Agreement between Switzerland and the UK, a landmark development announced on 21 December 2023. This...
06/02/2024
CMS advises Bruker on the agreement to acquire Chemspeed
Bruker Corporation, a NASDAQ-listed US tech company, entered into a definitive agreement for the acquisition of Chemspeed Technologies AG, a Swiss provider of vendor-agnostic automated laboratory R&D and QC workflow solutions. Chemspeed is focused on modular automation and robotics solutions for chemical research, pharma drug formulation, materials research for cleantech and consumer applications.The Chemspeed acquisition accelerates Bruker’s entry into lab automation, digitalisation and scientific software solutions. Chemspeed offers modular automation to enhance productivity in R&D and QC departments to achieve more in less time and without additional staff. Chemspeed complements Bruker’s vendor-agnostic plat­form SciY™ for software automation and digital transformation of R&D labs in the life science, biopharma and cleantech industries.An international CMS team headed by Stefan Brunnschweiler and Andrea Relly (Switzerland), in collaboration with the US law firm Nixon Peabody LLP advised Bruker on all legal aspects of the transaction.CMS Switzer­land­Stefan Brunnschweiler, Lead Partner, Corporate / M&AAndrea Relly, Counsel, Corporate / M&ASamuel Gang, Senior Associate, Corporate / M&AAnna Mast, Associate, Corporate / M&AMarquard Christen, Partner, Competition and ComplianceJulia Haas, Senior Associate, Competition and Com­pli­ance­Bernhard Lötscher, Partner, ComplianceSophie Weber, Associate, ComplianceDr Dirk Spacek, Partner, Intellectual PropertyDr Simone Brauch­bar-Birkhäuser, Partner, Intellectual PropertyOlivia Zingg, Associate, Intellectual PropertyMark Cagienard, Partner, TaxJens Lehmann, Senior Associate, TaxMiryam Meile, Senior Associate, Em­ploy­mentSibylle Schnyder, Partner, Real EstateReto Hunsperger, Partner, Com­mer­cialAl­ex­an­der Salamon, Attorney Trainee, Corporate / M&ASophia Rovelli, Attorney Trainee, Corporate / M&AElisabeth Suter, Attorney Trainee, ComplianceCMS BelgiumKai Neuhaus, Partner, Brussel, CompetitionDavid Rappenglück, Associate, Brussel, CompetitionCMS UKRussel Hoare, Partner, Lon­don, Com­pet­i­tion­Claire Barraclough, Associate, Competition