Reform of Swiss stock corporation law on the home stretch

by Peter Forstmoser, Patrik Peyer

For the last decade and a half, the Swiss Federal Council and Parliament have been working on a revision of Swiss stock corporation law. The objective should now be within reach: at its meeting on 19 June 2019, the Swiss Council of States discussed the matter a second time and largely approved the proposals of its legal commission. On the same occasion, it rejected a number of minority motions. The Councils are likely to find compromises for the remaining differences.

Politically, the prevailing view is that the main content of the company law revision is now fixed, although various adjustments can and will of course still be made.

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