Reichlin Hess
Your law firm for corporate and tax law in Zug

 

At Reichlin Hess, we act as your own team of attorneys, notaries and tax experts. Since 1981, you have been able to count on our experience – and on us keeping our eye on the future in Zug, a dynamic center of international trade and finance.

Whether you are from Switzerland or abroad, whether you are a company engaged in industry, trade or services or a private individual: We are here to assist you as high-powered attorneys, tax consultants and notaries public with a back office focused on service. You profit not only from our expertise but also from the network we have built up over the course of 40 years in “Crypto Valley” Zug.

Trust is the basis of everything we do to assist you in creating – and safeguarding – your assets. We are happy to advise you on all issues of the law in its full diversity.

«We are an established law firm and yet ready to embrace change.»

Paul Thalmann, Partner

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For all the diversity of our team’s combined expertise, we have one trait in common: Our passion for tackling any challenges you bring us. This helps us to recognize opportunities quickly and to champion your rights effectively.

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Inheritance law revision 2023

The reduction of the compulsory portion from 1 January 2023 offers the testator new flexibility. Plan early and review your last will or inheritance contract. Careful estate planning facilitates the settlement of the estate and reduces potential conflicts between heirs or beneficiaries. Our attorneys are happy to assist you in this process.

Abolition of bearer shares: Deadline!

Bearer shares are only permissible if a company is listed on a stock exchange or has structured the bearer shares as intermediated securities. If this is not the case, bearer shares must be converted into registered shares by 30 April 2021 at the latest. The conversion requires notarization by a notary public.

EU Growth Prospectus filed

In collaboration with our colleagues in the EU we have filed an EU Growth Prospectus for the public sale of participation certificates by a Swiss Startup in the Crypto Valley.

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Paternity leave: what has changed!

Since 1 January 2021, fathers in Switzerland have the right to two weeks of paternity leave. This change gives new fathers a chance to take some valuable time off to settle into their new role and support their families. Paternity leave raises various considerations for employers and employees, the most important of which are discussed below.

Inheritance law: The digital estate

Digital technology has long been a topic of discussion for most people. Accordingly, deceased persons are increasingly leaving an estate in digital form. For surviving relatives, it is almost impossible to track down the data of a deceased person on the internet and gain access to his or her digital estate. For this reason, everyone should take precautions regarding their digital estate during their lifetime. This article provides an overview of the necessary and sensible measures.

Cryptocurrencies: Tax values 2020 for Swiss net wealth tax purposes

The Swiss Federal Tax Administration (SFTA) has published the list of exchange rates of foreign currencies and cryptocurrencies as per December 31, 2020. The exchange rates are used to determine the tax values of foreign currencies and cryptocurrencies in CHF which individuals have to declare in their private tax declarations for net wealth tax purposes.