Pierre Bessard of the Liberales Institut in Switzerland, makes the case in NY Times (link) why financial privacy shouldn't be infringed and why Dept. of Justice and the European Union should not exert pressures on Swiss banks regarding financial privacy and client information disclosure to foreign governments:
"Switzerland, which is home to an impressive number of global corporations, has also come under fire from the European Union for offering too-favorable tax rules, including exemptions for income earned abroad. But what critics forget is that these practices also benefit other countries. Swiss firms alone employ hundreds of thousands of people in the United States and Germany, for example. Subsidiaries of multinational corporations usually pay income taxes where they operate, so having their headquarters in Switzerland can help companies avoid multiple taxation in high-tax countries, thereby safeguarding productive capital for investment."