Moot Court Trial Run at Prager Dreifuss
On February 11, 2020 the claimants from the University of Basel and the respondents represented by the University of Zurich fought an exciting arbitration battle in the Zurich offices of Prager Dreifuss:
In a matter revolving around a carbon free energy strategy, serious issues between a developer of pump hydro power plants and a manufacturer of sophisticated turbines had to be resolved. Several hair-splitting arguments on procedural issues had to be digested by the arbitral tribunal composed of our attorneys Marcel Frey (presiding arbitrator), Gion Jegher and Bernhard Lauterburg. Finally, the merits discussion delivered the answer to the ultimate question: Yes, the glass is half full!
The abolishment of holding company status: Measures to mitigate the tax burden
The Federal Act on Tax Reform and AHV Financing (TRAF) abolished cantonal tax privileges for holding, domicile and mixed companies. Roland Böhi and Lukas Scherer of Prager Dreifuss analyse the impact of the reform and assess the transitional measures set up to alleviate an additional tax burden.
The International Comparative Legal Guide: Project Finance 2020 Switzerland
In the 2020 edition of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Project Finance, Daniel Hayek and Mark Meili discuss common issues in project finance laws and regulations in Switzerland – including security, bankruptcy, restrictions on investments, insurance and arbitration.
Tax-exempt private capital gains subject to increasing restrictions
Generally, private capital gains are tax-exempt in Switzerland. However, this principle is subject to restrictions which seem to be getting more and more strict.