09 July 2018

Why can it be difficult for Activists to get Access to the Boardroom?

Shareholder Activism Series: A Primer on the Swiss Legal Framework

This blog series puts the spotlight on legal issues relevant to activist shareholders and event-driven institutional investors in Swiss target companies and introduces market participants from abroad to the pillars of Switzerland's legal framework.

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05 July 2018

Relocation of business activities abroad: Tax consequences and risks

Businesses nowadays structure their value chain globally. In doing so entire operations, but sometimes only individual functions (sales activities, services provided etc.), can be transferred within a group; often across borders. Such relocations of functions within a group usually occur free of compensation and have so far rarely been taxed. Nevertheless, a cross-border business restructuring can already under the current legislation lead to tax consequences; particularly, if the transferring company is not compensated in line with market conditions.

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14 June 2018

Player transfers – a legal classification

Why was Neymar able to transfer to Paris Saint-Germain for 222 million euros last summer, against the will of FC Barcelona, and thus get out of an ongoing employment contract? The clubs have very limited possibilities to prevent such excessive transfers and the Financial Fair Play of the UEFA is so far pretty toothless.

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