Bills adopted

Revision of company law

Amendment to the Swiss Code of Obligations. In force since 1 January 2023.

Revision of company and accounting legislation

In force since 1 January 2013.

Hague Securities Convention

Ratification of the Convention of the Hague Securities Convention. In force since 1 Octobre 2009 respectively 1 January 2010.


A comprehensive revision of Switzerland's audit legislation. In force since 1 January 2008.


Hague Convention on the Law Applicable to Trusts and their recognition. In force since 1 July 2007.

Merger Act

Federal Law on Merger, Demerger, Conversion and Transfer of Assets and Liabilities. In force since 1 July 2004.

Federal Law on Consumer Credit

In force since 1 January 2003.

Commercial accounting

This revision of the law has eliminated legal uncertainty and questions of interpretation that have come about owing to the increasing conduct of business by electronic means, especially e-mail. In force since 1 June 2002.


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