Reichlin Hess Rechtsanwälte, Steuerberater & Notare Zug

Attorneys at Law, Tax Advisors & Notaries

Our law firm was founded in 1981 in the city of Zug, Switzerland. We are an established law firm and yet ready to embrace change in the dynamic and demanding environment of the international commercial and financial industry.

With enthusiasm and dedication our lawyers advise renowned domestic and foreign industrial, trading and service companies as well as individuals. We provide legal advice, tax advice, and notarial services, as well as advocacy in litigation and other kinds of legal proceedings. We have built up specialized teams with a thorough understanding of the following areas of law:

Newsletters

Swiss tax consequences in connection with the sale of shares: Limitations of the principle of tax-free capital gains for individuals

The tax appeal court of the Canton of Zurich dealt in a recent decision with the taxation of capital gains in connection with the sale of shares by individuals and its possible treatment from a Swiss income tax perspective. In general, if individuals resident in Switzerland realize a gain from the sale of tangible assets it should not be subject to Swiss income taxes. However, a few important exceptions should be considered.

Blockchain: Report of the Swiss Federal Council

On 14 December 2018, the Federal Council presented the report of the "Blockchain / ICO" working group of the Federal Department of Finance to the public. The working group has examined the extent to which legal adjustments are to be made in Switzerland in the area of blockchain technology and distributed ledger technology (DLT).

Duty to report open positions – Implementation in the Canton of Zug and first experiences

On 1 July 2018, the duty for employers to report their open positions came into force. The obligation to report open positions implements the mass immigration initiative adopted by the Swiss electorate four years ago. The obligation to report open positions essentially obliges employers, firstly, to report vacancies to the competent regional job centre (RAV) if unemployment in the relevant occupation exceeds a threshold value.

Tax Reform 17 finalised

The Swiss Parliament has finalised the tax reform 17 in the final vote of September 28, 2018. The new tax law should be implemented at the beginning of the year 2020. The entering into force of the tax reform 17 is subject to a possible referendum and a popular vote.

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Highlights

New Partners!

We are happy to announce the new members to the partnership of our firm as per 1 January 2019.

Crypto Exchange

With the support of our experts in crypto and AML regulations we have successfully registered a new crypto exchange with a self-regulating organization in Zug, Switzerland.

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