US Tax Reform: some (good) news for Swiss groups

Since President Trump took office in January, there has been a lot of discussions around a significant reform of the US Tax Code as such reform had been set as a top priority to the new President. After first signals of a possible fundamental reform with fast implementation, the developments in the last few months have shown that this might not be the case.
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What’s the best option for your business on transition to IFRS 16?

Implementation projects are costly and data requirements extensive. But a careful use of transition options and practical expedients optimize the trade-offs between cost, timing and comparability – and your company’s profit in the post-transition years.
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Chinese Cyber Security Law: challenges for Swiss companies operating in China

China's new Cyber Security Law was released on 1 June 2017. The highly contested guideline, titled “Information Security Technology – Guidelines for Data Cross-Border Transfer Security Assessment”, requires network operators to conduct security assessments prior to transferring specific information outside of China.
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Digital labor, regtech and insurtech: Opportunities or threats?

Digitalization has come a long way in the past few years, moving from buzzword to strategic imperative. Driven by a quest for efficiency and effectiveness, and by the growing demands and expectations of customers, regulators and other stakeholders, it now touches almost every part of our businesses.
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No trust, no economy: Why eIDAS / ZertES certification matters

Using eSignatures and eID – key building blocks of the digital market – reduces costs, improves efficiency, grows revenue and prevents fraud. Thanks to the EU’s eIDAS regulation, the private sector has had a solid regulatory environment to develop the use of electronic signatures and transactions in the EU. What are the benefits of certification?
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Schweizer M&A-Markt mit konstant hoher Aktivität

Der Schweizer M&A-Markt entwickelte sich in den vergangenen sechs Monaten konstant. Das Transaktionsvolumen nahm im Vergleich zum Vorjahr um 7% ab, wobei die Anzahl Transaktionen auf hohem Niveau nahezu unverändert blieb. Geprägt haben das bisherige M&A-Jahr eine Grosstransaktion, chinesische Käufer sowie Private-Equity-Investoren.
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