Switzerland Investment Handbook: Investment, Business, Real Estate and Residence, Economy, Law and Taxation

The Switzerland Business and Investment Handbook covers all key aspects of conducting business, investing and living in Switzerland. It is a unique reference manual featuring over thirty 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, this book covers the Swiss legal system, company and contract law, intellectual property law, personal and corporate taxation, VAT, international tax aspects, real estate, residence, the social security and pension system, Swiss annuities and life insurance, corporate and private banking, and other important subjects. Overview tables, useful checklists, portraits of the Swiss cantons, a bibliography, a comprehensive facts and figures section, as well as a clearly organized address section, make the handbook user-friendly and practice-oriented. This book is aimed at: company executives who wish to have a clear overview of the legal, tax and economic framework in Switzerland; investors and entrepreneurs interested in investing and doing business in Switzerland; tax and legal advisors, business consultants and fiduciaries; and, english-speakers living, working or doing business in Switzerland.