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Since the assets and earnings of a Swiss Verein are controlled by the member firms, Swiss Verein borrowers should provide a lender with guarantees from member firms or backup Letters of Credit.
I don't know anything about this subject, but I came here from the KPMG Wiki page where it says KPMG is no longer a Swiss Verein; it was for that reason that I've just deleted KPMG from the list of Swiss Vereins. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 04:58, 2 October 2007 (UTC)
This article only describes special cases of Swiss Vereins
In Switzerland (and Germany), a "Verein" is a organizational structure intended for and primarily used by non-profit organizations. See http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verein#Schweiz for more details in German. There are thousands of Vereins in Switzerland. A fitting English translation of 'Verein' would be 'club'; typically, local sports clubs or hobby groups are organized this way. Using the legal structure of a Swiss Verein by some US companies is more a side effect of this.
I'm not sure how this should be addressed. In my opinion:
- The article should be tagged as 'US-focused'
- The German article 'Verein' should be translated and transferred to the English Wikipedia, and this article included in it
- Alternatively, a disambiguation page could be created.
Based on feedback, I may add these changes later.
GvV 16:40, 16 June 2007 (UTC)
- Looks like we had the same thoughts... I just made a little reorganisation of the article before having seen your proposal here. Feel free to improve the article... --Mbimmler 16:32, 7 September 2007 (UTC)
Rename to swiss association
The translation of "Verein" provided in the civil code by the federal authorities (http://www.admin.ch/ch/e/rs/210/indexni2.html) is "association". Shouldn't the page be renamed "Swiss association" then as there is no particular reason to use the german name, especially it isn't the only official language! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Playschool (talk • contribs) 23:11, 3 March 2013 (UTC)