This revised 4th edition of the Switzerland Business & Investment Handbook covers the latest information and all key aspects of doing business, investing and living in Switzerland. It is a unique reference manual featuring 27 separate chapters, each of them concise and to the point, providing the information that really matters. Besides an introduction to Switzerland’s historical, political, social and economic framework, the book covers company and contract law, competition law, intellectual property law, taxation of personal income and investments, corporate taxation, VAT, international tax aspects, real estate, residence, the social security system, private banking, financial market regulation, and other important subjects. This range of relevant chapters combined with portraits of the Swiss cantons and a facts-and-figures section make the handbook user-friendly and practical.The book is aimed at:Investors and entrepreneurs interested in investing, living and doing business in SwitzerlandExecutives who wish to have a clear overview of the legal, tax and economic framework in SwitzerlandInternational tax and legal advisors, business consultants and fiduciariesEnglish-speakers living, working and doing business in Switzerland
Dr. Christian H. Kälin, TEP, IMCM, Chairman of Henley & Partners, is considered one of the world’s foremost experts in investment migration and citizenship-by-investment, a field he pioneered. Holding master’s and PhD degrees in law from the University of Zurich, he is a sought-after speaker and advises governments and international organizations. He is the author, co-author, or editor of many publications, including standard works such as the Global Residence and Citizenship Handbook, Ius Doni: The Acquisition of Citizenship by Investment, the Henley & Partners - Kochenov Quality of Nationality Index, and the Switzerland Business & Investment Handbook. Dr. Kälin is also a member of various industry bodies and associations. For instance, he is part of the Governing Board of the Investment Migration Council in Geneva and is a long-standing member of STEP and the ITPA.