22. Mai 2017

Execution in Switzerland of actions for the benefit of a foreign State

It is an infringement to the Swiss Criminal Code to execute actions in Switzerland for the benefit of a foreign State, and cooperating to judicial proceedings abroad may fall under this provision. In this contribution, Philippe Boss analyses recent decision of the Swiss Office of justice regarding a potential authorisation granted to Swiss-based entities (or individuals) to participate in foreign proceedings, specifically in cases where a sanction for non-compliance is attached to a judicial order or in cases of pre-judicial orders.