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February 26, 2009

Offshore centres around the world are being vilified by the OECD and the EU, but what are the facts?

In October 2008, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) renewed its campaign against offshore financial centres before, in November, the European Commission announced plans to extend its savings tax directive.

Although some offshore centres have adopted a wait and see attitude to these developments, others have already expressed anger at the potential threat to their financial services industries. Cayman and Switzerland have been among the most vocal.

April 15, 2008

Family-owned Swiss private bank Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch has launched the LODH Chair for Future Generations at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne.

Family-owned Swiss private bank Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch has launched the LODH Chair for Future Generations at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL).

The Chair aims to provide long-term support for multidisciplinary and international research conducted by EPFL in the field of sustainable development in order to meet one of the main challenges facing society: creating a sustainable future.

March 25, 2008

A member of Egypt’s wealthiest family is to move his hotel empire from Cairo to Altdorf, Switzerland in a move designed to increase the firm’s growth.

A member of Egypt’s wealthiest family is to move his hotel empire from Cairo to Altdorf, Switzerland in a move designed to increase the firm’s growth. Chairman Samih Sawiris said he plans to relocate Orascom Hotels and Development and list its shares on the Swiss stock exchange.

A new holding company, Orascom Development Holding, will launch a public share exchange offer of one new share for each 10 existing shares as of 30 March. The group said it has already received irrevocable undertakings of acceptance of the swap of around 76%, including from the Sawiris family.

March 1, 2008

Founded in Switzerland, the home of luxury watches, Rotary has been providing timepieces for its clientele for over a century. Claire Adler finds out about the brand’s focus on fashion,the introduction of diamonds and an elaborate treasure hunt

Founded in Switzerland, the home of luxury watches, Rotary has been providing timepieces for its clientele for over a century. Claire Adler finds out about the brand's focus on fashion,the introduction of diamonds and an elaborate treasure hunt

Despite its 113-year history, Rotary watches is refreshingly grounded in the present. Fourth-generation chairman Robert Dreyfuss is trend savvy, fluent about his market positioning and hungry for new ideas.

March 1, 2005

Many Swiss and foreign investors are looking to invest in Swiss real estate through collective investment vehicles. Although Switzerland does not offer the option of a REIT, the Swiss real estate investment fund may be more flexible and tax efficient for the investor, explains Stephan Pfenninger

Stephan Pfenninger is a partner with Tax Partner AG, Zurich, Switzerland. www.taxpartner.ch

Many Swiss and foreign investors are looking to invest in Swiss real estate through collective investment vehicles. Although Switzerland does not offer the option of a REIT, the Swiss real estate investment fund may be more flexible and tax efficient for the investor, explains Stephan Pfenninger

November 1, 2004

Olivier de Richoufftz, FBN’s new executive director, answers a few questions

Olivier de Richoufftz, FBN's new executive director, answers a few questions

What is your personal interest in family business?

July 1, 2004

Over the past 13 years André Kudelski has transformed his father’s embattled audio recorder company into a €273m smart card and encryption software leader – not bad for a 43-year old

Scott McCulloch is Editor of Families in Business magazine.

Over the past 13 years André Kudelski has transformed his father's embattled audio recorder company into a €273m smart card and encryption software leader – not bad for a 43-year old

Producing smart cards that slide into cable and satellite decoders does not sound like your average father and son operation. But then André and Stefan Kudelski are not your average Swiss billionaires.

May 1, 2004

One third of all money placed offshore is managed by the Swiss financial sector. No other jurisdiction comes close to matching or challenging the dominance of Switzerland. Bob Reynolds reports

Bob Reynolds is consultant editor of Offshore Red magazine.

One third of all money placed offshore is managed by the Swiss financial sector. No other jurisdiction comes close to matching or challenging the dominance of Switzerland. Bob Reynolds reports

According to a report released by Gemini Consulting, the amount of money deposited in the world's 4,000 private institutions has increased steadily over the past decade.

May 1, 2004

Switzerland has one of the most favourable tax regimes of anywhere else in the world –­ for both individuals and corporations. A good place to sit back and enjoy a fine cigar explains Dieter Weber and Rudolf Sigg

Dieter Weber and Rudolf Sigg are partners of Tax Partner AG.

Switzerland has one of the most favourable tax regimes of anywhere else in the world –­ for both individuals and corporations. A good place to sit back and enjoy a fine cigar explains Dieter Weber and Rudolf Sigg

As confirmed in recent polls, Switzerland has a very high standard of living in the international context. Switzerland also offers a range of special and favourable tax rules for both individuals and corporations. This is all part of the special Swiss lifestyle. But what about cigars?

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