COVID-19 / Coronavirus
The world is taking extraordinary steps to fight and delay the spread of COVID-19. At Schellenberg Wittmer, we have taken the necessary steps to protect the health of our employees, our clients and the wider communities we work and live in. Most of our lawyers and staff now work remotely, but we remain fully available and reachable by phone (the normal phone numbers), email, fax and regular mail.


Building Renovations Improving Energy Efficiency


Buildings are responsible for around 30% of all CO2 emissions and 40% of Switzerland’s energy consumption. At the current pace, it would take 100 years to renew the existing buildings. The Swiss Federation and the Cantons support building renovations which improve energy efficiency with subsidies, but also with various legal measures, in particular in lease and tax law. As of 1 January 2020, investments costs to improve energy efficiency may be transferred to the following two tax periods, if it is not possible to fully deduct such costs in the current tax period.


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