GDPR gives Data Protection Officers a hard time: How can they tackle it?

It’s sink or swim for DPOs as the GDPR creates a tsunami of challenges. With the stakes high, DPOs face great personal risk if they get it wrong. Still, they lack the resources, in-house know-how and authority to pull together the necessary expertise to deal with the rising tide of urgent requests.

Are you up to speed with the FX Global Code?

Many of Switzerland’s banks haven’t yet adopted the FX Gobal Code. But the tide is changing. Some regulators such as the Swiss National Bank recently signed a Statement of Commitment to the FX Global Code and announced its expectation that its counterparties do the same.

First M&A half-year: Numerous IPOs and substantial private equity activity

M&A activity in Switzerland remains at a high level. The M&A year to date has been characterized by larger deals in the pharmaceutical and consumer goods industries, a number of IPOs and an ongoing high level of activity among private equity investors.

Swiss pension funds pay too much VAT

In institutional fund management business, fund managers often receive their management fees directly from the investors in the fund (e.g. Swiss pension funds) rather than from the fund itself. Previously, the payment of these fees triggered Swiss VAT (currently 7.7%), albeit incorrectly.
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Detecting and preventing financial crime – a huge challenge for Swiss banks

The global significance of the Swiss financial center has made it a focus of efforts to combat organized crime and money laundering. Banks and public authorities are finding themselves faced with a variety of challenges as a result. A new study by KPMG identifies areas where action needs to be taken.

Ambulantisierung stationärer Operationen: Wie Kostendruck zu Innovation führt

In der Schweiz ist der Anteil an stationären Operationen vergleichsweise hoch. Mit dem Entscheid des Bundes eine Reihe von Eingriffen ab 2019 nur noch ambulant durchzuführen, wird der Kostendruck auf die Spitäler zunehmen. Neue innovative Geschäftsmodelle sind gefragt.
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