Swiss High Court Says Bank Can't Share Atty Info With US

Law360, New York (October 6, 2016, 7:44 PM EDT) -- A Swiss bank is barred from handing over the names of two attorneys and their law firm representing American customers unless there is a strong public interest for doing so, such as avoiding tensions with the U.S., according to a Wednesday statement from Switzerland's highest court.

The Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland announced that it had upheld a lower court's ruling and issued its own on Sept. 22 that prevents an unnamed bank based in Ticino from handing over the attorney information to the U.S. Department of Justice and American tax authorities on the grounds that the U.S. lacks legislation to...

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