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01.07.2020
Release of the French version of "Taxing Robots" by Xavier Oberson

We are pleased to announce the release of the French version of Xavier Oberson's latest book "Taxing Robots".

In this book, Xavier Oberson explores the alternatives for taxing robots and their use as well as the related issues.

A pioneer in the exploration of the idea and the possibilities, Xavier Oberson highlights possible answers to the growing development of artificial intelligence as well as its impact on the labor market, inequalities, and the loss of tax and social security revenues through the taxation of robots.

Book available here.

 

    18.06.2020
    New Law on Company Limited by Shares

    After years of legislative procedure, the Parliament has eventually adopted the proposed revision of company law. OBERSON ABELS is pleased to share the presentation of Sébastien Bettschart (in French) on this important legislative review. 

    This is a major overhaul, bringing many new features to which practice will have to adapt in the coming years. In addition to modernizing and making the law on companies limited by shares more flexible, the revision incorporates the Ordinance against Unfair Remuneration (ORAb) into the Code of Obligations and provides for disclosure obligations with regards to gender representation within the board of directors and the management. Companies extracting raw materials will be subject to transparency obligations. 

     

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      05.05.2020
      Ranking of the best Swiss law firms in 2020

      We are pleased to announce that, once again, OBERSON ABELS has been ranked first in the category "Tax law" in the 2020 ranking of the best Swiss law firms published by le Temps and the Bilanz magazine.

      Thank you from the entire OBERSON ABELS team for this recognition!

      More information in French or in German.

        25.02.2020
        OBERSON ABELS recognised as "Firm of the Year 2020"

        At the second Who's Who Legal Switzerland Awards ceremony in Zurich on 12 February 2020, OBERSON ABELS has been recognised as "Firm of the Year 2020" in the practice area "Corporate Tax".

        Based on in-depth research, Who's Who Legal identifies the foremost legal practitioners in multiple areas of business law and presents awards to individuals and firms that have performed exceptionally well.

          18.02.2020
          Top tier ranking for OBERSON ABELS in Chambers Global 2020

          OBERSON ABELS SA has been recognized again as one of the leading Swiss law firms

          Xavier Oberson and Pierre-Marie Glauser, highly ranked (Band 1), and both Marcel Meier and Jérôme Meyer are listed for the quality of their work in Tax

          Philipp Fischer received a new individual ranking for Banking & Finance

          Stefan Eberhard has been individually recognized as leader in the fields of Corporate law and M&A alongside Antoine Amiguet for Investment Funds

          For more information click here

          08.01.2020
          100 Best Taxation Books of All Time - BookAuthority

          OBERSON ABELS is pleased to announce that the book written by Xavier Oberson "International Exchange of Information", of which the second edition was published in December 2018, was ranked 15th in the 100 Best Taxation Books of All Times featured on BookAuthority. More information here.

          06.12.2019
          Pierre-Marie Glauser appointed to the consultative body on VAT by the Federal Council

          Pierre-Marie Glauser Partner of our Firm and also Professor at the University of Lausanne has once again been appointed by the Federal Council as a member of the consultative body on VAT, for a period of four years. He sits on the body as a representative for academic institutions.
          The consultative body is an extra-parliamentary commission tasked with taking a position and making recommendations on possible changes to the law on VAT (LTVA) as well as administrative practices in this area. The body creates a fundamental link between taxpayers and the administrative authorities and plays an important role in the development of VAT. As a permanent member of this body since 2010, Pierre-Marie Glauser will represent academic circles. His appointment covers a new four-year period, from 2020 to 2024.
          More info here.

          08.07.2019
          Appointment of Sébastien Bettschart

          We are delighted to announce that Sébastien Bettschart has been appointed titular Professor of commercial law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Fribourg. This appointment is the result of several years of teaching and publishing in corporate law.

          25.06.2019
          OBERSON ABELS SA a l'honneur de vous présenter Anne Tissot Benedetto sa nouvelle Associée et Frédéric Epitaux son nouveau Counsel
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          29.05.2019
          Launch of Xavier Oberson's book "Taxing Robots"

          The new book of Xavier Oberson "Taxing robots" has recently been published. This publication represents the first book exploring the potential for taxing robots. The increasing use of artificial intelligence within the workplace is likely to cause significant disruption in the labour market and, in turn, in the economy, notably due to a reduction in the number of taxable workers. In this innovative book, Xavier Oberson proposes taxing robots as a possible solution to the anticipated problem of declining tax revenues. The book, available in English, explores various models that could be applied to both the use of robots and to robots directly. For more information click here.

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