Workshop: “Doing Business in Switzerland”

Date: 10 Jan 2013
Location: Fairmont Hotel, Beijing

Switzerland is one of the most attractive business locations in the world. The Swiss government has an explicit policy of welcoming foreign investment, is optimistic about the prospect of Chinese investment, and is willing to strengthen bilateral cooperation.

This Workshop was co-hosted by Wenger & Vieli and ChinaGoAbroad, and was endorsed by the Embassy of Switzerland in Beijing and the Swiss Business Hub in Beijing to provide a platform to create better networks, understanding and communication among Chinese and Swiss entities.

Real case studies involving Chinese companies, as well as practical frameworks and guidelines on investing in Switzerland, were presented by three highly experienced attorneys from Wenger & Vieli. Yannick Roulin, the Counsellor of the Embassy of Switzerland in Beijing, and Alain Graf, Head of the Swiss Business Hub in Beijing, provided insight into the opportunities available, and benefits of investing, in Switzerland.

The Workshop was hailed as a great success by the large number of attendees from various government agencies (e.g., Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, China International Chamber of Commerce for the Private Sector), Chinese SOEs (e.g., China Development Bank, China Minsheng Banking Corporation) and private enterprise, research institutions, investment groups, service providers and media groups.

If you have any questions about investing in Switzerland, please contact

Helen Sunderland hsunderland@transasialawyers.com / (010) 6505 8188 x 231 Cindy Lu clu@transasialawyers.com / (010) 6505 8188 x 232 Daniel Urech D.Urech@wengervieli.ch / (+41 58) 958 58 58

Speakers and Speeches: (click on speech topics to download presentations, click on players to listen speeches)

09:00

Registration

09:15

Opening Remarks Jesse T H Chang Founder and CEO, ChinaGoAbroad.com Limited 收听音频

Yannick Roulin Head of Economic, Financial & Commercial Section Embassy of Switzerland 收听音频

09:30

Destination: Switzerland Alain Graf Head, Swiss Business Hub Beijing 收听音频

09:50

Practical Tips & Case Studies for Investing in Switzerland

Topics: Regulatory Framework; Practical Observations: Why they came and how they cope. Daniel Urech Of Counsel, Wenger & Vieli 收听音频

10:15

Coffee Break

10:40

Tax Advantages & Tax Planning Opportunities in Switzerland

Topics: Taxation of individuals; Taxation of corporations; International taxation; Double tax treaty China - Switzerland Stephan Huerlimann Partner & Tax Expert, Wenger & Vieli 收听音频

11:10

Arbitration in Switzerland

Topics: Reasons to choose arbitration; Switzerland as a place of arbitration; Reasons to choose arbitration under Swiss Rules on International Arbitration; Swiss Rules Proceedings. Dr. Urs Weber Partner, Wenger & Vieli 收听音频

11:40

Q&A 收听音频

12:00

Luncheon

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