The New Swiss Rules for International Financial-Services Providers having Clients in Switzerland and Producers of Financial Instruments for the Swiss Market

Austrian credit institutions and other financial services providers rely heavily on the possibility of passporting their services to other member states of the European Union (EU) respectively European Economic Area (EEA) under the European freedom of establishment and freedom of services. When it comes to the cross-border provision of financial services to clients in Switzerland, […]

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2nd Shareholders’ Rights Directive – Implementations in the Stock Exchange Act 2018

During a marathon session of the Austrian Parliament on 3 July 2019, the changes to the Austrian Stock Exchange Act 2018 proposed in the corresponding government bill, were adopted. As had widely been hoped for, and in line with demands by the banking industry in particular, Section 179 (7) of the Austrian Stock Exchange Act […]

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