11 December 2018

Sovereign Immunity in Civil Proceedings

Swiss Civil Procedure Law in a Nutshell (Volume 10 of 12)

This blog series provides litigators and corporate counsel from other jurisdictions with a practical understanding of the mechanics, advantages, and limits of litigation before State Courts in Switzerland.

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06 December 2018

Federal Council publishes implementing provisions for the new FinTech licence

On 30 November 2018, the Federal Council published the amended Banking Ordinance with the long-awaited implementing provisions for the new FinTech licence. The rules for this new licence will come into force on 1 January 2019.

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03 December 2018

New language requirements for family reunification permits

As of January 1, 2019, Switzerland will introduce new language requirements for non-EU/EFTA citizens wishing to obtain a residence permit within the framework of family reunification. Family members of residence permit holders or of Swiss nationals need to either prove a cer-tain existing level of proficiency in the language spoken at their new Swiss domicile or enroll in a language course in order to prove their willingness to learn the respective language.

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