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New gender quotas for publicly listed companies and transparency rules for commodity sector enter into force

March 1 2021 On 1 January 2021, as part of the new corporate governance regulations, the new provisions regarding gender quotas and transparency rules for the…

New anti-money laundering rules affect bearer shares in Swiss companies

October 12 2015 In 2012 the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) – an inter-governmental body whose member jurisdictions represent the world's most important financial…

Franchise agreements – pre-contractual information requirements

July 28 2015 The Swiss legal system generally imposes few statutory restrictions on parties to franchise agreements (for further details please see "A guide to…

Right of recourse in insurance law: end of Gini/Durlemann practice

June 26 2018 The Supreme Court recently abandoned its long-standing practice of restricting recourse under the Gini/Durlemann doctrine, which was first adopted in…

Interpretation of company articles in Sika takeover battle

May 22 2017 A recent Zug Cantonal Court decision sheds light on the way that Swiss company articles of association must be interpreted under Swiss company law…

New gender quotas for publicly listed companies and transparency rules for commodity sector enter into force

March 1 2021 On 1 January 2021, as part of the new corporate governance regulations, the new provisions regarding gender quotas and transparency rules for the…

Liability of directors and board members in corporate groups

December 14 2020 In practice, most large companies are structured as corporate groups. Corporate groups are recognised and in certain areas regulated by Swiss law (eg…

Are the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic insured? Ombudsman commissions legal expert's opinion

June 30 2020 After spreading from Wuhan to Switzerland in less than three months, the COVID-19 crisis is creating major challenges for Swiss insurers, particularly…

Federal Supreme Court: negative interest in loan agreements

April 13 2020 The Federal Supreme Court recently dealt with the question of whether the interest payment obligation in loan agreements can be reversed due to the…

Forfeiture clauses versus statute of limitations

September 24 2019 The Federal Supreme Court recently addressed the relationship between a contractual forfeiture clause under Article 46(2) of the Federal Insurance…