By Roger Staub, Annemarie Lagger The legality of the medicinal product name is one of the requirements examined by the Swiss health authority Swissmedic when granting marketing authorisations for medicinal products. The authority’s practice on this regulatory requirement has not been transparent so far, which made it difficult for pharmaceutical companies to anticipate the outcome […]
By Roger Staub, Sylvia Anthamatten A recent decision of the Federal Supreme Court on private imports of counterfeited watches significantly strengthens the position of trademark owners in combating counterfeits. The same may be the case for the outcome of a consultation opened by the Federal Council regarding customs procedure: Private importers of trademark infringing products […]
By Markus R. Frick, Manuel Bigler In a decision of 2 December 2019, the Commercial Court of Argovia, Switzerland, held that the website at easybet.com infringed easyJet’s famous trademark and ordered then Swiss hosting provider to take down the website. This is the first reported case in Switzerland in which a hosting provider was ordered […]
By Theodor Härtsch, Daniel Dedeyan With the entering into force of the Swiss Financial Services Act on 1 January 2020, new rules regarding offering and listing prospectuses were introduced. They are expected to become effective as from 1 October 2020. As a result, Switzerland will have a modern and comprehensive prospectus regime for all types […]
By Philippe Pulfer, Olivier Sigg Connection Factors 1.1 To what extent is domicile or habitual residence relevant in determining liability to taxation in your jurisdiction? From a Swiss domestic tax standpoint, an individual is resident for tax purposes in Switzerland if he or she maintains a tax domicile or a tax residence in Switzerland. 1.2 […]
This article discusses the successful redomiciliation of Kazakhstan Energy Reinsurance Company Ltd from the Islands of Bermuda to the Astana International Financial Centre and the main procedural steps required for the redomiciliation under the Acting Law of the AIFC. Our note is intended to be a helpful guide – it is not comprehensive and does […]
By Thomas J. Timmins, Howard Xin Last month, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). In doing so, the WHO added the virus to the growing list of PHEICs including such diseases as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), H1N1 (Swine Flu), Ebola, Zika virus, […]
By R. Nelson Godfrey The last 12 months have been an exciting time in Canadian trademark law. In June 2019, the most significant changes in decades were implemented to Canada’s Trademarks Act and Trademarks Regulations. The changes implemented in June 2019 have been well documented, and include higher class-based filing fees and shorter registration terms, […]
Enterprises and organizations involved in the development, production and sale of explosives, as well as special materials and equipment for their production, are subject to denationalization and privatization by Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
The law is amended by the article stating that in the event of irreconcilable disagreements between the participants in a company regarding the management of a company due to an insufficient number of votes to make a decision, the dispute shall be resolved the court.
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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has made its first City partner hire in just over a year, bringing in Linklaters’ former head of global tax to its office. Yash Rupal will make the move to the US firm having been a partner at the magic circle firm since 1996. He represents a range of corporates, financial […]
Ocado has concluded a review of its main legal advisers, with firms including DWF and Slaughter and May making it onto the retailer’s roster. The review comes as the online retail company has decided not to appoint a formal panel. At the same time, the effort follows the striking, in February 2019, of a £750m-worth […]
Hogan Lovells’ London office revenue increased by 10 per cent over 2019, while global growth was also promising in Steve Immelt’s final year as CEO. The firm reported revenue of £332.6m in London in 2019 after breaking the £300m barrier over 2018, when it grew by just 2 per cent to £301.9m. Globally, Hogan Lovells’ […]
A complaint against Dechert’s white-collar co-head, Neil Gerrard, has been filed to the Solicitors Regulation Authority. In documents seen by The Lawyer, Jordanian lawyer Karam Al Sadeq has filed the complaint, alleging that Gerrard conducted an interrogation unlawfully, while he was detained in inhumane conditions in Ras Al Khaimah. Sadeq is currently imprisoned in the emirate […]
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett is to extend and refurbish its London office space, following a record 2019 in revenues in the City. The US firm has taken on an extra floor in its CityPoint home and has started its refurbishment of all of its space, which will include the redoing of offices and a new […]
The Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of Stewarts Law in a costs challenge brought by one of its former clients, who argued the firm’s rates for fee-earners were “excessive”. Kjerulf Ainsworth instructed Stewarts back in October 2017, bringing in the boutique after a breakdown in the relationship with his former partner, over which […]