eSports – the competitive playing (so-called gaming) of computer and video games – such as Counter-Strike, Fortnite, Call of Duty or Fifa – is enjoying growing popularity in Switzerland. The number of gamers is large even in Switzerland, but the number of professional players – e-athletes, as well as eSports event organisers or eSports organisations […]
A recent decision in Switzerland should be noted by counsel
In the latest version of “GAR Know-How Litigation” Dr. Reto M. Jenny, Cinzia Paolucci and Dr. Nicolas Dommer provide an overview of the civil litigation system in Switzerland.
Companies have been able to profit from various TRAF measures as of 1 January this year. The patent box is one of those measures.
In this article of the IFLR, Mark Meili and Manuel Vogler outline the effects of the new Swiss rules on the disclosure of beneficial owners and the related restrictions on Swiss bearer shares, and explain what steps companies and holders of shares, in particular bearer shares, need to take by a certain deadline in order to comply with the new rules, and what sanctions may be expected in cases of noncompliance.
Technology has become an essential part of managing risk across high-stakes M&A.
Focus is on greater efficiencies at the underwriting stage.
Instruments already widely used in Western Europe.
David Hardstaff and Bethan Cowlam consider the recent increase to custody time limits and the practical implications in the context of significant court backlogs. In a highly unusual move, HHJ Raynor, a Crown Court judge, has lodged a complaint against the resident judge of Woolwich Crown Court, suggesting political interference in the handling of cases involving extended custody time […]
The government is consulting on legal changes that would assist the distribution of coronavirus and flu vaccines, by amending the exemptions to various criminal offences. John Binns looks at the detail.
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Addleshaw Goddard has overhauled its process surrounding work allocation for disputes lawyers, taking the responsibility away from partners. Previously, work was allocated to managing associates by partners but this has now been passed onto legal directors to give the firm’s junior lawyers a spread of work. The firm trialled this system in Manchester in 2019 […]
Gunnercooke is set to open two new offices, including its first international one, as its revenue hit £31m in the financial year 2019/20. The Manchester firm, which for years has been running a flexible model, will open a new office in Berlin in October. In addition, it is looking to open a fourth UK office […]
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has brought in another magic circle partner to its City M&A team, this time from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. The US firm has lured over partner Bruce Embley from Freshfields’ London office. Embley, who co-heads the firm’s global M&A client group, has been a partner at Freshfields since 2005. London-based, […]
The shortlist for Litigation Team of the Year, sponsored by Gallagher, once again demonstrates the strength of London as a global disputes hub. Akin Gump In what was one of the most complex litigations of 2019, Akin Gump sealed a resounding victory for senior banker, Robert Foresman, in October. Foresman, currently chair of the UBS […]
Asia MP Georgia Dawson has claimed victory in Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s leadership elections, making her the first woman to lead the firm.
Goodwin Procter has raided Sidley Austin by bringing in a five-strong team from its private equity group, including Christian Iwasko and Erik Dahl, months after the duo left its US rival. The hire comes after the duo resigned from Sidley Austin at the end of June, having moved over to the firm in 2016 from […]