18 December 2017

Taxation of cryptocurrencies

Currently, the cryptocurrency Bitcoin ("BTC") is for the first time passing the threshold of USD 20,000 per BTC and setting a new record. The phenomenal rise in price of the BTC recently, but also the increased use of cryptocurrencies in daily life (e.g. purchasing BTC at Swiss Railway Company ticket vending machines or the paying for the services of the company register of the canton of Zug with BTC) has led to more and more people wanting to join the party. Accordingly the tax treatment of cryptocurrencies has greatly gained in importance.

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04 December 2017

Greatest diligence due with shareholder disclosures

On 22 December 2016, the Chinese aviation conglomerate HNA Group completed the public takeover of gategroup Holding AG (launched about eight months before) by  paying the offer price of CHF 53 per share to the accepting shareholders. Shareholders rejecting the offer were compensated by way of a stock exchange squeeze-out. The total offer price paid by HNA in the takeover of gategroup amounts to approx. CHF 1.4 billion. On 27 April 2017, the gategroup shares were delisted from the Swiss stock exchange. After Swissport and SR Technics, this was the third former Swissair subsidiary taken over by HNA in Switzerland, in addition to HNA building up a substantial stake in Dufry.

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13 November 2017

What must be considered before a startup  is incorporated? 10 FAQs.

The formal incorporation of a company by a notary is clearly not the first step in a startup project. What do the founders have to pay particular attention to in this early phase? The VISCHER Startup Desk answers the 10 most frequently asked questions.

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