Corporate criminal liability: Clarification by the Federal Tribunal
Urs Feller and Marcel Frey examine the clarification offered by the Federal Tribunal in a recent decision on the prerequisites for the primary criminal liability of corporate entities.
Prager Dreifuss Newsletter – July 2016: Criminalizing corruption – New criminal provisions on private bribery
In the July 2016 newsletter, Dr. Urs Feller and Marcel Frey present the criminal provision combatting private bribery that has been transposed into the Swiss Criminal Code as of July 1, 2016. The authors review the background and scope of the criminal norm and give an outlook on the consequences and measures for private individuals and companies.
Disclosure of bank details: who has the right to object
Dr. Urs Feller and Marcel Frey discuss the implications of a recent Federal Tribunal decision pertaining to the issue of standing of account holders and beneficial owners in proceedings concering mutual legal assistance requests requesting the disclosure of bank client data.
Tax fraud and Big Crime
Christoph Graber und Martin Zaugg besprechen die neusten Änderungen in der Geldwäschereigesetzgebung, welche voraussichtlich am 1. Januar 2016 in Kraft treten werden. Die Autoren gehen insbesondere auf die erhöhten Haftungsrisiken von Finanzintermediären ein.
Money laundering by omission – a landmark decision by the Swiss Federal Tribunal
Review of a decision by the Swiss Federal Tribunal that money laundering according to the Swiss Criminal Code can be committed by omission if the perpetrator is under a special duty of care