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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.

IFLR: Switzerland restricts bearer shares

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.

The restructuring review 2020: Switzerland

In the latest issue of “The Restructuring Review”, Daniel Hayek and Mark Meili provide an overview of the special features of Swiss restructuring law, taking into account the latest legislative developments due to COVID-19.

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There have been several changes to the planning system in recent months, reflecting the response to Covid-19 and most recently in support of the Prime Minister’s evocation to ‘build, build, build’.

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The Department for Social Security or more commonly referred to as ‘DSS’, was the government department responsible for providing benefit payments. The department was however replaced in 2001 by the Department of Work and Pensions. In the case of Rosie Keogh v Nicholas George Ltd, the complainant contacted a local letting agent regarding a property […]

Swiss Federal Supreme Court follows the practice of EPO’s Board of Appeal on singling out

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.

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