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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.