Business Reforms in Switzerland

= Doing Business reform making it easier to do business. Negative =  Change making it more difficult to do business.


Enforcing Contracts: Switzerland made enforcing contracts easier by introducing an electronic filing system.


Registering Property: Switzerland made transferring property easier by introducing a national database to check for encumbrances.


Starting a Business: Switzerland made starting a business easier by introducing online procedures.

Protecting Minority Investors: Switzerland strengthened minority investor protections by increasing the level of transparency required from publicly traded companies.

Resolving Insolvency: Switzerland made resolving insolvency easier by introducing a moratorium period while the debtor is preparing a composition (reorganization) agreement, allowing creditors greater participation in the composition (reorganization) procedure and clarifying claw-back provisions applicable to voidable transactions.


Getting Electricity: Switzerland made getting electricity less costly by revising the conditions for connections.

Resolving Insolvency: Switzerland introduced a unified civil procedure code and made a number of changes to its federal bankruptcy law.


Starting a Business: Switzerland made starting a business more difficult by doubling the paid-in minimum capital requirement.


Labor Market Regulation: Switzerland allowed the workweek to extend to 50 hours (including overtime) for 2 months a year in response to a seasonal increase in production.