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22/09/2021
Re­cap­it­al­isa­tion of Air France: Vuel­ing in first place for the al­loc­a­tion...
On 20 Septem­ber 2021, the European Com­mis­sion ap­proved the al­loc­a­tion to Vuel­ing of 18 daily slots at Par­is-Orly air­port fol­low­ing a se­lec­tion pro­ced­ure over the sum­mer. This meas­ure is part of the re­cap­it­al­isa­tion...
22/09/2021
“Friends of an ef­fect­ive Di­git­al Mar­kets Act” part 2 – France, Ger­many...
In May 2021, France, Ger­many and the Neth­er­lands pub­lished a non-pa­per with pro­pos­als to im­prove the Di­git­al Mar­kets Act (DMA). In this pa­per, the three mem­ber states, which refer to them­selves as “Friends...
22/09/2021
EU Green Deal, sus­tain­ab­il­ity and com­pet­i­tion law: European Com­mis­sion’s...
In Decem­ber 2019, the European Com­mis­sion presen­ted the “European Green Deal”, which com­mits to cli­mate neut­ral­ity by 2050. EU Mem­ber States prom­ised to re­duce emis­sions by at least 55% by 2030, com­pared...
22/09/2021
Em­ploy­ment ter­min­a­tion law and le­gis­la­tion in Switzer­land
1. Dis­missal of em­ploy­ees 1.1 Reas­ons for dis­missal No­tice may be giv­en without provid­ing any reas­on (‘Kündi­gungs­freiheit’).Both em­ploy­er and em­ploy­ee may end the em­ploy­ment re­la­tion­ship without...
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21/09/2021
Im­pact of Com­mis­sion's Q&A Guid­ance on SF­DR dis­clos­ures for Swiss Fund...
On 26 Ju­ly 2021, the European Com­mis­sion pub­lished its Q&A guid­ance (Guid­ance) on the EU Sus­tain­able Fin­ance Dis­clos­ure Reg­u­la­tion (SF­DR). In this Law-Now, we provide a prac­tic­al view on how SF­DR dis­clos­ure...
09/2021
The Case for Less Re­strict­ive Form Re­quire­ments
Did Switzer­land Miss a Chance to Lib­er­al­ize Its Form Re­quire­ment for the Ar­bit­ra­tion Agree­ment?  Switzer­land’s na­tion­al ar­bit­ra­tion law has re­cently re­ceived a soft makeover. However, the Swiss gov­ern­ment ini­tially pro­posed a more pro­found change and sug­ges­ted that Switzer­land’s strict form re­quire­ments for the agree­ment to ar­bit­rate should be fun­da­ment­ally re­laxed. This proved too con­tro­ver­sial and was sub­sequently un­ce­re­mo­ni­ously aban­doned. Pro­ponents of the cur­rent form re­quire­ment stressed its be­ne­fits, such as its warn­ing func­tion re­gard­ing the waiver of one’s ac­cess to court, its evid­en­tiary func­tion in prov­ing con­sent to ar­bit­rate, and its cla­ri­fy­ing func­tion in es­tab­lish­ing the terms of the ar­bit­ra­tion.  However, strict form re­quire­ments are prone to ex­clude con­sen­su­al agree­ments to ar­bit­rate and are widely con­sidered to be out of step with mod­ern busi­ness prac­tices.Giv­en that form­al valid­ity is cru­cial to the re­cog­ni­tion of an agree­ment to ar­bit­rate and to the en­force­ment of awards in­ter­na­tion­ally, the is­sue clearly de­serves a second look. This art­icle eval­u­ates the be­ne­fits of form re­quire­ments against their costs and ar­gues that a mod­ern na­tion­al ar­bit­ra­tion law should either aban­don form re­quire­ments al­to­geth­er or fol­low the lib­er­al ap­proach pro­posed in Op­tion I of the UN­CIT­RAL Mod­el Law 2006.
17/09/2021
Vac­cine com­pens­a­tion re­gimes in Switzer­land
1. Are COV­ID-19 vac­cin­a­tions ob­lig­at­ory in your jur­is­dic­tion? Are you ex­pect­ing any le­gis­lat­ive changes to en­able man­dat­ory vac­cines for all or cer­tain people (e.g. health­care pro­fes­sion­als, pub­lic ser­vants...
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14/09/2021
CMS M&A European Out­look 2022: Road to re­cov­ery
Septem­ber 2021 We are pleased to provide you with this year’s edi­tion of the “European M&A Out­look”, pub­lished in co-op­er­a­tion with Mer­ger­mar­ket
10/09/2021
CSR and taxes: tax­a­tion is not only about money
At first glance, tax­a­tion and cor­por­ate so­cial re­spons­ib­il­ity (CSR) ap­pear to be dis­tant fields, an­ti­nom­ic even. Yet they have come to­geth­er over the past two years to form two sides of the same coin...
09/09/2021
The In­ter­na­tion­al In­vest­ig­a­tions Re­view | 11th Edi­tion
The In­ter­na­tion­al In­vest­ig­a­tions Re­view by The Law Re­views 
07/09/2021
Gender pay: What’s needed to make equal­ity a real­ity?
A CMS We­bin­ar on Tues­day 21 Septem­ber will ex­plore what so­ci­ety and busi­nesses need to do to close the on­go­ing dis­par­ity in men and wo­men’s pay. Did you know that 18 Septem­ber 2021 is UN Equal Pay Day?...
06/09/2021
Trans­fer of IP rights in Switzer­land
Pat­ents: As­sign­ment 1. How may a pat­ent be as­signed (by law and/or trans­ac­tion) and is it re­quired to re­cord the as­sign­ment in the na­tion­al pat­ent re­gister to be­come ef­fect­ive?  The pat­ent, the pat­ent...
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