BERLIN - (APINTL) Germany and Switzerland said Friday that they have reached a preliminary agreement to exchange information on suspected tax cheats a key step toward defusing a long-festering irritant in relations.
The two sides initialed a new double-taxation agreement but agreed not to disclose...
GENEVA - (AP) Switzerland's effort to end a
tax-evasion dispute with Washington hit a major setback Tuesday when lawmakers
blocked a treaty that would have seen the largest Swiss bank give U.S.
authorities files on thousands of American clients.
The Swiss government and Washington had painstakingly...
GENEVA - (APINTL) Switzerland's decision to reject a U.S. extradition request for director Roman Polanski may have shown that legal principles are paramount here but also left the impression that the rich and famous enjoy special privileges, Swiss newspapers opined Tuesday.
Long known for the...
Western European Laws Toolbox
Welcome to our Western European Laws Toolbox, our collection of laws and legal analysis for the nations of this important region. Please note that nations with an asterisk after their name are also members of the European Union and that you will want to visit our EU...
Nicolas Ulmer and Lionel Serex
Switzerland has long profited from its status as a small, reliable and neutral
country, to be a major venue for international arbitration. In addition, Swiss
substantive law is often chosen as a "neutral" law to govern
international contracts, even...