With entry into force of the Financial Institutions Act (FinIA) and Financial Services Act (FinSA) and the implementing ordinances, especially active asset managers and Swiss and non-Swiss financial service providers must cope with various new affiliation and registration deadlines. Given the authorities now have set the framework, the financial institutions have to take action within the next couple of months.
The AMLA is one of the fastest changing laws in Switzerland. Fundamental amendments are made to it practically every year. Just a few days ago, the Council of States voted on two draft laws which are of great importance for many economic players in Switzerland.
An update on new decisions, the relevant legislative process and other trends in the fields of intellectual property and unfair competition law from a Swiss perspective.
The Swiss Federal Administrative Court (SFAC) recently clarified (B-622/2018, 8 June 2020) that the “relevant” public, in a legal meaning, for (traditional) pastries comprises all consumers and professionals residing in Switzerland irrespective of the culinary origins of such pastries.
In a recent decision (4A_613/2019, 11 May 2020), the Swiss Federal Supreme Court (Supreme Court) followed the practice of the Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) as it held that the singling out of single features from two separate lists of features and therefore the combination of these two specific features constitutes an extension of the subject-matter of the patent application leading to its nullity.
HM Treasury publishes report of UK Listing Review, FCA issues fine for market manipulation and more March news.
Effective February 1st, 2021, the Home Construction Regulatory Authority began licensing and regulating builders and vendors as designated under the New Home Construction Licensing Act, 2017.
When setting up a global anti-counterfeiting programme for the first time, there are several aspects to consider.
The importance of building a compelling profile in this new normal and the ways executives can elevate their virtual presence.
Bills to bring in significant amendments to the BVI’s trusts and probate legislation were gazetted on 12 March 2021. Below is a summary of the headline changes.
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