“SWISS RE – WE MAKE THE WORLD MORE RESILIENT” – Trademark found not to be misleading without a limitation of the services to Swiss origin.
Quick and unbureaucratic – The Swiss answer to prevent a wave of bankruptcies because of the Corona Pandemic: COVID-19 Insolvency Law Ordinance.
The Reporting and Analysis Centre for Information Assurance (MELANI) has published its latest semi-annual report regarding the most important cyber incidents and cyber risks of the second half of 2019 in Switzerland and abroad. The latest report also contains a section reminding that the safe processing of data on the Internet is a priority for MELANI.
On 27 May 2020 the Federal Council adopted the Ordinance on Protecting against Cyber Risks (OPCy, available in French and German), which is set to enter into force on 1 July 2020. This move is the next step in a series of measures taken by the Federal Council to adopt a new organisational structure and implement a national strategy to protect Switzerland against cyber risks (NCS, available in German, French, Italian and English).
Even though Switzerland is a comparatively small country it offers many advantages which make it attractive for foreign companies to do business in or from Switzerland as a hub to its European operations. First of all, its political stability and the strong currency make Switzerland a reliable and attractive destination for foreign investment. As a […]
Jonathan Thornton looks at the opportunities as well as challenges the current climate presents to deal making and the importance of carrying out due diligence, including things to look out for in your valuation.
At the end of June, the government unveiled the £200 million Sustainable Innovation Fund to help innovative businesses bounce back following the Covid-19 pandemic. On 27 June 2020, the government launched the Sustainable Innovation Fund to drive forward cutting-edge new technology following the coronavirus crisis. The fund is intended to develop new sustainable opportunities for […]
By Adrian Howells Following the Government’s announcement of The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), you will no doubt have found yourself inundated with communications about this from a variety of different firms, ourselves included. Whilst these communications set out the facts as listed on the British Business Banks (BBB) website, there is nevertheless a […]
On 4 July, many businesses reopened, and there’s a lot to do to enable that, including keeping records to help with NHS Test and Trace. Here’s what you need to do to comply with data protection.
Should my company have a contingency plan? What measures should the plan include? Can I/should I isolate my employees, conduct health checks or questionnaires on their private life? Given the current situation, companies have to set up a contingency plan appropriate to the workplace and in accordance with the guidelines of the Health (“DGS”) and […]
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DWF has come under fire for delaying its list of available job opportunities for soon-to-be newly-qualified (NQ) solicitors. Second-year trainees at DWF are understood to have confronted the firm on multiple occasions over the release of its NQ jobs list, claiming a delay in publication meant they are losing out on career opportunities. Earlier this […]
A host of City firms, including the magic circle, have pledged to combat career obstacles facing Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) lawyers. A total of 17 firms have signed up to the Race Fairness Commitment (RFC) pledge, which is led by Rare Recruitment. The RFC has been signed by the magic circle, Ashurst, BCLP, […]
DWF has lost a team to Deloitte Legal in Germany, following the former’s decision to consolidate its Cologne operations with its newer Düsseldorf office. The departing team includes the managing partner of DWF Germany Michael Falter, as well as global head of technology Klaus Brisch and corporate partner Mathias Reif. News of the departures first […]
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is pushing ahead with its US strategy, this time bringing in the head of Willkie Farr & Gallagher’s business and corporate litigation group. Mary Eaton will become part of its New York office, joining as co-chief of its securities and shareholder litigation practice with existing head Meredith Kotler, who joined the firm […]
Clifford Chance will retain 82 per cent of its final-seat trainees as newly-qualified (NQ) solicitors this autumn. A total of 46 second-year trainees are reaching qualification applied for jobs, with 45 applying for jobs. All those who were made offers accepted them: 36 on permanent contracts and a further two on six-month fixed-term contracts. Clifford […]
Orrick has offered all of its qualifying trainees fixed-term contracts as it mulls its Covid-19 options. The US firm has six qualifying trainees fixed-term contracts until the end of December and has deferred decisions on permanent retention until later in the year It has also deferred its trainees due to start this autumn until January […]