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How to do cross-border business under AIFMD

While the AIFMD introduced a passport for entities located within the EU, third country funds and managers are currently excluded from the common internal market of the EU. However, there are other opportunities to access the European market.

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Need-to-know on new Swiss financial regulation

Two new acts will significantly change the regulatory environment for financial services providers in Switzerland: The Financial Services Act and the Financial Institutions Act will introduce new investor protection provisions and new licensing requirements for asset managers.

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Consequences of Swiss Corporate Law Reform

Dispatch for a reform of the Swiss corporate law on November 23, 2016. The bill amending the Swiss Code of Obligations pursuits to modernize the corporate governance by strengthening the shareholder rights and promoting gender equality.

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The challenges of BEPS for treasury: are you prepared?

Your task as the treasurer of a multinational is to secure that the business has sufficient cash available at all times, against minimal financing costs. The OECD’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Project will make managing net financing costs even more challenging.

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Swiss derivatives regulation back on track for equivalence

The Federal Council decided to amend the Financial Market Infrastructure Ordinance in order to align it with the EU regulation on OTC derivatives (EMIR). In particular, the rules regarding calculation of initial margins and haircuts have been adjusted to the respective EU law provisions.

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Regulatory relaxations for Swiss Fintechs

The Swiss Federal Council has decided on the regulatory amendments of the Banking Ordinance that implements its strategy to decrease barriers to market entry for Fintech firms and strengthen the competitiveness of the Swiss financial center. One of the measures is that acceptance of public funds will become easier.

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ESMA planning to exclude letterbox entities from single market

On 31 May 2017, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) issued an opinion to provide further guidance to the national competent authorities (NCAs) of the remaining EU member states (EU27) on permitting UK market participants access to the single market.

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How to do cross-border business under AIFMD

How to do cross-border business under Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD)

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Focusing on your business goals

It is our job to stay ahead of changes in the financial markets on your behalf, which in turn allows you to stay focused on your business goals.

Connecting tax, legal & regulatory experts

We deliver an all-encompassing service, with expertise in a large number of areas such as acquisition finance, asset based finance and debt capital markets. This way, we can ensure you a top-end solution.  

Taking your international context into consideration

Do you require a broader scope of advice? We have access to a global network of offices in all major financial centers.

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