05 March 2018

Pitfalls for Swiss industrial companies in derivative trading

FMIA as part of global derivative regulation
Since 1 January 2016, the Swiss Financial Market Infrastructure Act (FMIA) has been in force. Among other things, the FMIA implements the worldwide regulation of the derivative market in Switzerland, which was the intention of the G20 summit in Pittsburgh in 2009. It contains numerous obligations for Swiss companies both in and outside the financial sector. With its Guidance 5/2017, FINMA extended the transitional periods for the fulfillment of the mandatory derivative reporting obligation in accordance with the FMIA for so-called NFC- until 1 January 2019. What does this mean for Swiss industrial companies?

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09 November 2017

Further update on the contractual recognition of a stay on termination rights

ISDA has launched the Swiss Module to the ISDA Resolution Stay Jurisdictional Modular Protocol

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) has launched a Swiss Jurisdictional Module (Swiss Module) to the ISDA Resolution Stay Jurisdictional Modular Protocol (Protocol). It provides Swiss banks and their counterparties with an efficient mechanism to implement the contractual recognition requirement set forth in art. 12 para. 2bis of the Banking Ordinance. This is the fourth jurisdictional module launched by ISDA since it published the Protocol in May 2016.

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03 October 2017

Two FinTech giants join hands

Switzerland and Israel strengthen cooperation in the field of financial services and FinTech

Switzerland and Israel are both globally leading countries in the field of technological innovation. The renewed affirmation of the cooperation between the world leader in financial services Switzerland on the one part and the "Start-Up Nation" Israel on the other in the field of financial services and FinTech could help both countries to expand and cement their leading position in thess fields and assist FinTech companies in both countries leveraging their potential by way of encouraging cross-border cooperation.

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