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Coronavirus: Massnahmen gegen Konkurse

By Rezeda Maritz, Zurich

Apr 22 2020

Anpassungen bei der Überschuldungsanzeige und Nachlassstundung, neue COVID-19-Stundung.

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Coronavirus: influence on deadlines and court proceedings

By Rezeda Maritz, Zurich

Mar 27 2020

The Federal Council has ordered a legal standstill and a standstill of deadlines as well as restrictions on negotiations due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Coronavirus package of measures of the Federal Council

By Rezeda Maritz, Zurich

Mar 27 2020

On 20 March 2020, the Federal Council adopted a comprehensive coronavirus package of measures to cushion the economic consequences.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19), ein Fall höherer Gewalt?

By Rezeda Maritz, Zurich

Mar 24 2020

Bei Leistungsstörungen aufgrund des Coronavirus stellen sich verschiedene rechtliche Fragen, insbesondere ob dies ein Fall von Force Majeure ist.

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The employer's duty of care in times of the Coronavirus

By Simon Urbach, Zurich

Mar 03 2020

The current spread of the coronavirus poses challenges for both employers and employees. In particular, whether an employer is violating its duty of care if it continues to send employees on business trips.

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Neue Verkehrserschliessungs-<br/>verordnung

By Simon Urbach, Zurich

Nov 01 2019

Die neue Verkehrserschliessungsv​erordnung (VErV) definiert die technischen Anforderungen, um Zufahrten zu Grundstücken hinreichend und sicher auszugestalten. Zusätzlich regelt sie unter dem Aspekt der Verkehrssicherheit die zulässigen Grundstücknutzungen an sämtlichen Strassen und die Abstandsvorschriften von Mauern, Einfriedigungen und Pflanzen.

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Will bearer shares be abolished for Swiss stock corporations?

By Simon Urbach, Zurich

Oct 28 2019

Will bearer shares be abolished for Swiss stock corporations? Yes, at its meeting on 27 September 2019 the Federal Council decided to enact the Federal Act on the Implementation of Recommendations of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes on 1 November 2019.

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Urbach Law advised Fairmed on a participation by Strides Pharma

By Simon Urbach, Zurich

Sep 12 2019

Swiss based Fairmed Healthcare, a company with a portfolio of high-quality generic products, announced that it sold a majority stake to Strides Pharma Science Limited.

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Regulatorische Entwicklungen – Mehrwertsteuer

By Simon Urbach, Zurich

Aug 18 2019

Regulatorische Entwicklungen – Mehrwertsteuer

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The GDPR became effective on 25 May 2018. Are you compliant?

By Simon Urbach, Zurich

Dec 02 2018

A majority of companies in Switzerland process a vast amount of personal data on a daily basis. Much of the data is confidential or even sensitive personal data. The GDPR aims to empower individuals with regard to controlling the use of their personal data and to harmonize the patchwork of national data legislation across the EU to lay the foundation for a single, thriving digital market.A particular feature of the GDPR is its extraterritorial reach, which is stipulated in Art. 3 GDPR. Besides applying to companies established in the EU, the regulation also applies to companies not established in the EU to the extent that their goods or services target EU data subjects or in case of monitoring the behavior of EU citizens. It is important to understand that the GDPR focuses on all data subjects. Hence, not only might your customers be data subjects, but all natural persons whose personal data your organization processes are within the scope of the regulation, even employees.The GDPR becomes effective on 25 May 2018. It gives the National EU authorities tasked with the protection of data and privacy and monitoring and enforcement of the data protection regulations ('DPA') the rights to impose administrative fines which can amount to a maximum of EUR 20 million or 4 per cent of the global annual turnover of a company – whichever is higher.

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Technology Consulting & Law

By Simon Urbach, Zurich

Sep 28 2018

Digital transformation has become imperative for all businesses, regardless of their seize. Be it automation, logistics, software, retail or medical — digital disruptions are omnipresent. To stay relevant in the business you will certainly embark on a digital transformation journey. For this you might engage software or hardware providers. You will need IT and legal experts to ensure maximum value for your investment.

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Swiss Federal Council publishes revised Tax Proposal 17

By Simon Urbach, Zurich

Sep 07 2018

On 21 March 2018, the Swiss Federal Council published the revised bill together with the dispatch on the Tax Proposal 17 for parliamentary discussion.The previous Corporate Tax Reform III was intended to abolish certain tax privileges while at the same time strengthening Switzerland’s tax competitiveness.

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