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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.