Until now, one thing inheritance law is clear on is that family ties are unshakable – regardless of how “connected” next of kin are in their lifetime. The law provides for the majority of the decedent's estate to pass to family members. This should continue in the future, but with more freedom.
Facing a rising tide of ICO inquiries, FINMA’s ICO Guidelines provide a more transparent regulatory framework. The guidelines address the regulatory treatment of ICO structures, anti-money laundering regulation and securities law. We offer insight into the guidelines’ impact on future ICOs in Switzerland.
Recent amendments to the Swiss Citizen Act aim to facilitate the application process and reduce cantonal discretion as of 1 January 2018. One major change: Application will be restricted to C-permit holders as residents holding a B-permit will no longer qualify for naturalization.