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Bermuda joins EU Whitelist

By Tim Faries, Sally Penrose The Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) announced today that Bermuda has moved to the “whitelist” following efforts over the past months to implement legislative changes that comply with the EU’s tax governance principles. In May 2019, Bermuda was included on the “greylist” as a cooperative tax jurisdiction with a […]

BVI joins EU Whitelist

By Jeffrey Kirk, Andrew Jowett, Robert Varley On 18 February 2020, the Economic and Financial Affairs Council announced that the British Virgin Islands (BVI) has moved to the ‘whitelist’, indicating that the BVI is now in line with tax governance and transparency standards prescribed by the EU. In March 2018, the BVI was included on […]

No Oral Modification Clauses Remain Solid as a Rock

By Ryaan Doodson Introduction No Oral Modification Clause(s) (NOM Clause(s)) are a common sight in commercial contracts and generally state that all variations to the contract “must be agreed, set out in writing and signed on behalf of both parties before they take effect”. Such clauses seek to prevent informal, oral or perhaps unintentional changes […]

Swiss IP News

By Markus Frick, Manuel Bigler easyJet vs. easyBet – Hosting provider ordered to take down trademark infringing website 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 the Swiss hosting provider to take down the website. This is the […]

Company cars – time to go electric?

By Mark Braude Boris Johnson’s announcement to accelerate the ban on selling new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars has put a spotlight on electric cars. In this article, we look at how the government is using the tax regime to encourage employers to embrace electric. No benefit in kind for 2020-21 It is commonly understood […]

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Continental sold all shares in Continental Automotive Switzerland AG, Rüthi/SG to RUHAMA Finanz Holding AG. Walder Wyss advised Continental Swiss as legal advisor in this transaction. The team was led by Urs P. Gnos (Partner, Corporate/M&A) and further included Mark A. Reutter (Partner, IPIT), Samuel Lieberherr (Managing Associate, Corporate/M&A), Mirjam Olah (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Vera Krüttli (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Nico Bernhard (Associate, Corporate/M&A), Simone Wetzstein (Associate, Employment), Christoph Stutz (Associate, Employment), Janine Corti (Counsel, […]

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Software giant Mozilla hires new GC from Twitter

Software company Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox browser, has brought in a new general counsel from social media giant Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters.  Amy Keating will join Mozilla in early September after six years as Twitter’s deputy general counsel. She replaces Jishnu Menon, who left for Netflix in May.  The move will be Keating’s latest […]

Walder Wyss advises E.CF S.A.S. on acquisition of majority interest in Andy Mannhart AG

On 16 July 2018, E.CF S.A.S., the European leader in the distribution of small equipment and consumables to professionals in the hospitality and catering sectors, acquired a majority interest in Andy Mannhart AG. With this acquisition, E.CF S.A.S. continues its international expansion strategy, adding an important Swiss player to its already broad network of international subsidiaries. Walder Wyss has […]

TLT acts on £4.4m cancer screening investment

TLT has advised Micrima, the Bristol-based cancer screening company, on a £4.4m equity funding round to support the further development and commercial launch of its breast imaging system, MARIA. The funding was led by Technology Venture Partners, The Angel CoFund (ACF), Venture Founders and several individual investors, bringing the total amount raised by Micrima to […]

TLT advises Plantforce on £4.7m investment

TLT has advised Plantforce, the largest provider of heavy equipment rentals in the South West, on a £4.7m growth capital investment from BGF, the most active growth investor in the world. Plantforce will use the funding to expand its fleet ahead of a growing project pipeline that includes a contract for HS2. TLT provided bespoke […]

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