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The new EU Whistleblower directive

European Union - December 8 2019 With the Whistleblower Directive, the European Union (EU) introduced a Union-wide minimum standard for the protection of whistleblowers on 26…

Boris Inderbitzin, Florian Müller, Nicole Beranek Zanon

Regulation of divorce maintenance in the marriage contract

Switzerland - November 17 2019 In the judgment of the Federal Supreme Court 5A_778/2018 of 23 August 2019, the Federal Supreme Court dealt with the question of whether the parties…

Florian Müller, Nicole Beranek Zanon

Online contract generator subject to approval in Germany

Germany - October 20 2019 In a ruling, the Regional Court of Cologne ruled that SmartLaw's legal and fee-based online contract generator was unlawful. The service violates the…

Federal Council abolishes bearer share by means of new federal law

Switzerland - October 11 2019 In future, bearer shares will only be permitted if the Company has listed equity securities on a stock exchange or has structured the bearer shares…

Florian Müller, Nicole Beranek Zanon

Revision of the Data Protection Act

European Union, Switzerland - September 30 2019 In order to adapt to European standards and to protect the population, Switzerland is to improve data protection law with a total revision. This…

Nicole Beranek Zanon