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.
Richard Hermer QC, Murray Hunt and Helen Mountfield QC speak to Lisa Nandy, Shadow Foreign Secretary and Labour MP for Wigan. Listen as they discuss topics including the results of the US election, the UK’s international reputation and influence, when it is appropriate for the UK to intervene militarily overseas to prevent crimes against humanity […]
The Supreme Court has handed down judgment in the coronavirus business interruption insurance test case brought by the FCA and, by dismissing the insurers’ appeals, has found in favour of thousands of small businesses across the UK.
Before 2019, an application for ‘interim relief’ was a fairly rare occurrence, but the number is rising year-on-year.
The Pensions Regulator has published its interim response to its first consultation on the defined benefit code of practice. The changes require the Pensions Regulator (tPR) to update its Code of Practice on Scheme Funding.
Rebecca Jackson highlights proposed reforms to the law surrounding post-termination non-compete clauses in employment contracts, and considers what any changes might mean for employers.
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Mayer Brown is the latest firm to rethink its strategy in South East Asia, with its lead partner in Thailand joining a rival US outfit in the country. Local partner in charge Maythawee Sarathai has joined Hunton Andrews Kurth, as Mayer Brown closed its Bangkok operations. The Bangkok office was acquired by Mayer Brown following […]
Clifford Chance was on call for Alter Domus, as it agreed an acquisition deal that takes its assets under administration to $1tr. Clifford Chance supported Alter Domus as it completed the purchase of fellow business Strata Fund Solutions. The deal makes Alter Domus one of the largest private asset servicers for PE and venture capital […]
Telecoms giant BT has called on Simmons & Simmons as it faces a multimillion-pound claim in the Competition Appeal Tribunal. The claim is brought by Justin La Patourel, founder of Collective Action on Landlines (CALL), and Mishcon de Reya’s Rob Murray. The dispute relates to BT allegedly overcharging customers for its landline subscription. In 2017, […]
Clifford Chance is representing the studio behind hit game Fortnite in the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) after Epic Games launched legal action against Apple and Google. The dispute concerns the defendants’ decision to remove Fortnite from their respective app stores in August 2020, which has spawned abuse of dominance claims from Epic which now seeks […]
Simmons & Simmons has successfully struck out a fraud claim from a litigant in person who accused the firm of dishonesty and had lodged a complaint to the Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT). David Hinkel’s claim was dismissed by the High Court on Friday, during which proceedings revealed that the SDT had rejected the appellant’s complaints […]