Yes to a Swiss Trust

Like the sister commission, the Legal Affairs Committee of the Council of States also supports the proposal to include the legal institution of the trust in Swiss legislation. It approved a parliamentary initiative from the National Council by 6 votes to 3 with 1 abstention (16488 Pa.Iv. Regazzi. “Inclusion of the legal institution of the Trust in Swiss legislation”). However, the Commission is of the opinion that the Federal Council should be primarily responsible for the relevant legislative work and has therefore adopted a Commission motion by 7 votes to 1 with 1 abstention, which should oblige the Bundesrat to prepare a corresponding bill (18.3383).