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Swiss Debt Capital Markets: More Flexibility under New Swiss Withholding Tax Rules

A bond issued by a foreign resident issuer which is guaranteed by its Swiss resident parent company may be reclassified in a domestic issuance subject to 35 withholding tax if the proceeds raised under such bond are used in Switzerland. Under the rules which entered into force on 1 February 2017, it was possible to use the proceeds in Switzerland up to an amount equal to the equity of the foreign issuer. New rules which entered into force on 5 February 2019 added further flexibility with respect to the permissible use of proceeds in Switzerland.

By Stefan Oesterhelt (Reference: CapLaw-2019-44)