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Germany, Switzerland reach tax agreement

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...

Swiss lawmakers reject deal with US in UBS tax row

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...

Polanski decision shows Swiss privileges for rich

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

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...

Switzerland: Update On Recent Arbitral Developments And Tendencies

by 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...