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White Collar Crime

11 June 2018
Bernhard Lötscher Proposed implementation of FATF and Global Forum transparency recommendations meets stiff opposition

Switzerland - CMS von Erlach Poncet Ltd

In one comprehensive bill, the Federal Council addressed the concerns of the Financial Action Task Force and the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes with regard to the transparency of legal entities. The proposed measures would not only replace a system that was introduced merely three years ago and has proven to be effective, but would also entail severe consequences for approximately 60,000 companies in Switzerland.

Authors: Bernhard Lötscher, Flavia Widmer
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