Global Life Sciences & Healthcare Forum 2023
Blurring Boundaries - Exploring the convergence of life sciences and law
Renewable energy law and regulation in Switzerland
Introduction Renewable energy has become more and more important to Switzerland. Since 1990, the proportion of renewable energy to the total energy consumption has risen by 10 percent and now makes up...
International arbitration law and rules in Switzerland
Most arbitrations in Switzerland are international. Only a small minority of agreements between two Swiss companies includes an arbitration clause. The two Swiss hubs for commercial arbitration are Zurich...
EP Case Law in Brief: Erroneous Disclosures
“Mistakes in a document do not in themselves constitute prior art such as to prevent the grant of a patent.”So begins section I.C. 4.9 of the Case Law of the Boards of Appeal. This statement, and...
CMS advised FLACHGLAS Wernberg GmbH on the sale of Flachglas Schweiz Group
Zurich, September 2023 | A team of CMS Switzerland under the lead of Partner Stefan Brunnschweiler and Senior Associate Samuel Felix Gang provided comprehensive advice to FLACHGLAS Wernberg GmbH on all legal aspects regarding the sale of Flachglas (Schweiz) AG, a leading Swiss supplier of high-quality processed glass products for the construction industry, to HSBH Holding AG. The Flachglas Schweiz Group operates at two locations in Wikon (Canton Lucerne) and Gwatt near Thun (Canton Bern). The Flachglas Schweiz Group offers a wide range of glass solutions for the construction of new buildings and the renovation of existing buildings, in particular fire protection glass. For almost four decades now, the group with its approximately 200 employees has been a reliable partner for high-quality glass applications and is known for the quality of its products and services.The FLACHGLAS Wernberg Group has 85 years of experience in the field of glass finishing and produces special glass at three locations in Germany, such as: railway glass, construction glass, showers and many other applications. The three locations in Germany employ approximately 800 people. The sale of the Flachglas Schweiz Group enables the FLACHGLAS Wernberg Group to realise its strategic goals in order to strengthen, modernise and position the three remaining locations well for the future.The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price of the transaction.CMS Switzer­land­Stefan Brunnschweiler, LL.M., Managing Partner, Head Cor­por­ate/M&ASamuel Felix Gang, LL.M., Senior As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/M&AAnna Mast, As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/M&A
CMS Expert Guide to Public Takeovers in Switzerland
1. Are takeovers of listed companies regulated? Yes. Switzerland's public takeover law is laid down in the Federal Act on Financial Market Infrastructures and Market Conduct in Securities and Derivatives...
The European Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD) –...
What is CSDDD?On 23 February 2022, the European Commission published its proposal for a Directive on corporate sustainability due diligence (the “Proposal”), which aims to foster sustainable and responsible...
Trading of crypto-assets in detail
The Markets in Crypto-Assets Regulation (MiCAR) sets down a harmonised regulatory framework for service providers known as crypto-asset service providers (CASPs), which carry out activities with crypto-assets...
Biodiversity: now a topic for companies
Biodiversity: the variety of lifeThe term biodiversity, also known as species diversity, is understood to mean a richness of animals, plants, fungi and microorganisms. The term also encompasses the genetic...
CMS Expert Guide to Crypto Regulation in Switzerland
Disclaimer: This chapter was last updated on 15 September 2023 and does not reflect any subsequent developments. The information provided is intended for general informational purposes and should not...
Turning the Corner? CMS European M&A Outlook 2024
We are pleased to share with you the 2024 edition of the European M&A Outlook, published by CMS in association with Mergermarket.
CMS Annual Review of English Construction Law Developments: An International...
We are pleased to announce the publication of the 2023 edition of our internationally focused Annual Review of English Construction Law Developments. Now in its thirteenth year, the Annual Review summarises...