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    07.05.2019
    Ranking of the best Swiss law firms in 2019

    We are pleased to announce that OBERSON ABELS is ranked first in the category "Tax Law" in the ranking of the best Swiss law firms in 2019 published by Bilanz and le Temps.

    OBERSON ABELS is also recommended in the fields of banking and capital market laws, as well as in the field of compliance.

    The entire OBERSON ABELS team is thankful for this recognition!

    For more information in French click here or in German click here.

     

      23.04.2019
      Ranking Legal 500 - 2019

      We are pleased to announce that OBERSON ABELS has once again been recognized as a leading firm in Switzerland by the Legal 500 professional directory for taxation (Top Tier), banking and financial Law, corporate Law and M&A. Six partners have been individually recognized in their field:

      Xavier Oberson and Pierre-Marie Glauser have been recognized in the first tier of Swiss lawyers in their category and Xavier Oberson is once again on the "Leading Lawyers" list.

      In the banking and finance field, Antoine Amiguet and Philipp Fischer were recognized for the quality of their work in the regulation of collective investments and data protection.

      Sébastien Bettschart and Stefan Eberhard were recognized in the fields of commercial law, corporate law and M&A.

      The entire OBERSON ABELS team is thankful for this recognition!

      For more information, please click here.

        22.02.2019
        Chambers Global Guide 2019

        The 2019 edition of the Chambers Global ranking has just been published and OBERSON ABELS is once again listed as one of the leading Swiss law firms.

        In the tax field, Xavier Oberson and Pierre-Marie Glauser are listed in Band 1 and Jerôme Meyer is also ranked and appraised for the quality of his work.

        Sébastien Bettschart and Stefan Eberhard have been individually recognized as leaders in the fields of Corporate law and M&A.

        Antoine Amiguet has been recognized as a major figure in the regulation of collective investments.

        Philipp Fischer has also been mentioned as an "Up and Coming Individual" in the field of banking and financial law.

        For more information click here.

          22.02.2019
          Withholding tax: Group assets

          On February 5th 2019, the Swiss Federal Tax Administration (SFTA) published an important communication on its practice in connection with bonds issued abroad with a guarantee of a Swiss group company. In short, it alleviates the restrictions relating to the use in Switzerland of funds obtained by a bond issuance made abroad. Up to the total amount of the equity of the foreign subsidiaries of the group, these funds can be lent to Swiss companies without a requalification of the foreign issuance as a Swiss bond subject to Swiss withholding tax. In addition, loans made by Swiss companies to foreign group companies is also taken into account to compute the amount that can be repatriated in Switzerland without adverse Swiss withholding tax consequences.

          The practice of the SFTA in connection with foreign bonds guaranteed by a Swiss parent does not rely on a clear legal basis. But it represents an important issue for all groups that need to finance themselves on international markets and face restriction on the use of these funds in Switzerland. The practice published on February 5th, 2019 is therefore an important step in the right direction that will help to reduce the incentive for Swiss group to invest abroad.

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            05.02.2019
            SFTA Practice in connection with bonds issued abroad with a guarantee of a Swiss group company

            On February 5th 2019, the Swiss Federal Tax Administration (SFTA) published an important communication on its practice in connection with bonds issued abroad with a guarantee of a Swiss group company. In short, it alleviates the restrictions relating to the use in Switzerland of funds obtained by a foreign bond issuance. Up to the total amount of the equity of the foreign subsidiaries of the group, these funds can be lent to Swiss companies without a requalification of the foreign issuance as a Swiss bond. In addition, loans made by Swiss companies to foreign group companies is also taken into account to compute the amount that can be repatriated in Switzerland without adverse Swiss tax consequences.

            The practice of the SFTA in connection with foreign bonds guaranteed by a Swiss parent does not rely on a clear legal basis. But it represents an important issue for all groups that need to finance themselves on international markets and face restriction on the use of these funds in Switzerland. The practice published on February 5th, 2019 is therefore an important step in the right direction that will help to reduce the incentive for Swiss group to invest abroad.

             

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              16.11.2018
              Formation au sujet de la lutte contre les Abus de Marché - 100% digitale
                16.10.2018
                L'Administration fédérale des contributions vient de publier la nouvelle circulaire sur l'imposition selon la dépense
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                05.10.2018
                Récente jurisprudence en matière de déduction des intérêts de retard
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                  08.05.2018
                  OBERSON ABELS designated as the best Swiss Tax Law firm

                  OBERSON ABELS has been recognized, once again, as the Swiss best law firm in Tax law according to the survey recently published by Le Temps and Bilanz. OBERSON ABELS is also well ranked in several other fields such as Commercial law and particularly in Banking and Capital Market, M&A and Corporate law.

                  The whole OBRSON ABELS team thank you for this recognition !

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                  30.01.2018
                  Caroline Goette elected as Associate Judge

                  We are delighted to announce that, on Thursday January 25, 2018, the Geneva Parliament has elected Caroline Goette as Associate Judge (Juge assesseur) of the Geneva First Instance Administrative Court (tax matters).

                  Caroline Goette passed the bar in 1996 and is admitted to practice before all Swiss courts. She has a working experience of more than ten years at the Geneva Court of Justice (Administrative Chamber).

                  She advises primarily on the tax aspects of inheritance matters. She is a member of the Specialized Committee on Inheritance Law, which has been set up by the Geneva Bar Association.

                  In parallel to her activities as lawyer, Caroline Goette participated in the launch of the Swiss-French section of the IFA Swiss WIN (Women in IFA Network). She also took part in a series of events organized by the Career Women's Forum, of which she is a member.

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