Swiss people approve the Swiss corporate tax reform

Corporate taxation in Switzerland remains attractive: The Federal Act on Tax Reform and AHV Financing (TRAF) was comfortably accepted by the Swiss public. The "yes" vote sends a clear signal of cooperation to the EU and the international community.

Equity-based compensation – employee stock ownership just got more attractive!

Council of States member Ruedi Noser called for a significant reduction of the tax burden on employee participation in start-ups and family businesses. The respective committee of the National Council has also given the go-ahead.

Why a data and privacy strategy empowers genomics

As we stand on the brink of the personalized medicine era, breakthroughs in areas like genomics are opening up a whole new range of privacy, reliability and security issues. Embedding security and privacy within strategy empowers Life Sciences companies.

New privacy challenges: easier access to cross-border electronic evidence

According to the EU Commission, electronic evidence is needed in around 85% of criminal investigations. In two-thirds of these investigations, evidence must be obtained from online service providers in other jurisdictions.
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New EU MDR 2020 regulations: are your apps ready?

The transition phase for the implementation of the EU-MDR ends in May 2020. The pressure is great to make physical medical devices, business processes as well as existing and future mobile medical applications compliant or even to certify them.

What is the fundamental challenge for the commodities industry?

One of the biggest challenges the commodities trading industry is facing is a dual one: the need to meet rising demand for energy and natural resources while at the same time reducing carbon emissions. For both elements, the role of China appears to be critical.
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