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Legal Compass: M&A transaction and pension funds

  • Switzerland


    Company sales and restructuring of a company have consequences not only for the persons directly affected, but also for the pension institution with which the employees are insured. Under certain circumstances, this can lead to an organizational alteration — a partial liquidation.

    In order to avoid inequalities, pension institutions are legally bound to lay down the conditions and procedure for such a partial liquidation in a regulation. The affected employees are primarily interested in the withdrawal benefit and want to have a share in the profit and reserves. However, the pension institution pursues precisely opposing interests and wants to keep the substance as far as possible.

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