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24 February 2021
The Fu­ture is Now: The New World of Work in Switzer­land
Em­ploy­ment and the pan­dem­ic Like in many oth­er coun­tries, the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic has promp­ted com­pan­ies in Switzer­land to al­low em­ploy­ees to work from home and, ac­cord­ing to Sarah Keller, an em­ploy­ment...
24 February 2021
COV­ID and ViCo: EPO re­fer­ral to the En­larged Board of Ap­peal
In the last year, the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic has res­ul­ted in a large pro­por­tion of the leg­al sec­tor trans­ition­ing to a ‘work from home’ ar­range­ment, with meet­ings tak­ing place re­motely. Non-es­sen­tial travel...
February 2021
CMS ad­vises the nChain Group on the re­lo­ca­tion of two group en­tit­ies to...
Two nChain Group en­tit­ies have re­lo­cated from An­ti­gua and Bar­buda to Zug, Switzer­land. nChain AG (pre­vi­ously nChain Group Hold­ings Ltd) will be the group's main cli­ent-fa­cing en­tity, where­as nChain Li­cens­ing...
18 February 2021
CMS Switzer­land ranked in Cham­bers Glob­al Guide 2021
Cham­bers and Part­ners has pub­lished its rank­ings of the world's lead­ing law firms and law­yers in its Glob­al Guide 2021. Our firm is re­cog­nised in the Switzer­land law firm and in­di­vidu­al law­yer rank­ings...
17 February 2021
CMS Ex­pert Guide to com­puls­ory li­cens­ing
In­tel­lec­tu­al prop­erty rights are crit­ic­al for any eco­nomy that wants to foster a cul­ture of in­nov­a­tion, risk tak­ing, and en­tre­pren­eur­ship. Par­tic­u­larly in a med­ic­al con­text, phar­ma­ceut­ic­al com­pan­ies...
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17 February 2021
Dis­tressed M&A: Swiss com­pan­ies can use 'com­pos­i­tion pro­ceed­ing­s' to stay...
The COV­ID-19 crisis is caus­ing fin­an­cial dif­fi­culties for nu­mer­ous com­pan­ies. Of­ten, bank­ruptcy seems to be the only es­cape. Based on the char­ac­ter­ist­ics of US Chapter 11 pro­ceed­ings, Swiss re­struc­tur­ing...
16 February 2021
Fight­ing poor med­ic­a­tion ad­her­ence in the European Uni­on: The Grav­it­ate-Health...
Nowadays, European cit­izens can ob­tain a great amount of in­form­a­tion (on­line and off­line) about any medi­cine. However, this in­form­a­tion is in many cases un­re­li­able and dif­fi­cult to un­der­stand, en­cour­aging...
03 February 2021
Ex­ten­sion of the Tem­por­ary Frame­work on state aid and COV­ID-19
The Tem­por­ary Frame­work ad­op­ted by the European Com­mis­sion in March 2020 is based on Art­icle 107(3)(b) TFEU  to rem­edy a ser­i­ous dis­turb­ance across the EU eco­nomy. Only com­pan­ies that en­countered dif­fi­culties...
02 February 2021
EC Con­sulta­tion on sus­tain­able cor­por­ate gov­ernance: dead­line ap­proach­ing
Key ac­tion point On 26 Oc­to­ber 2020, the European Com­mis­sion launched its pub­lic con­sulta­tion on sus­tain­able cor­por­ate gov­ernance (Con­sulta­tion). The Con­sulta­tion closes on 8 Feb­ru­ary 2021 and we would...
01 February 2021
Switzer­land launches re­vi­sion of Fed­er­al Act on Pat­ents
On Oc­to­ber 14, 2020, the Fed­er­al Coun­cil opened a con­sulta­tion pro­ced­ure for the par­tial re­vi­sion of the Swiss Fed­er­al Act on Pat­ents for In­ven­tions (FPA). Ac­cord­ing to the new draft re­vi­sion, the Swiss...
17 February 2021
We­bin­ar: Token­ized As­sets Roundtable
On 1 Feb­ru­ary 2021, the first tranche of the new Swiss block­chain/DLT laws has entered in­to force. CMS Zurich thus or­gan­izes the second round of our unique Token­ized As­sets Roundtable.  We will provide...
27 January 2021
The Me­dia and En­ter­tain­ment Law Re­view | 2nd Edi­tion
Over­view The Swiss me­dia land­scape faces fun­da­ment­al struc­tur­al changes ow­ing to the world­wide di­git­al­isa­tion trend. The pop­u­la­tion is in­creas­ingly in­form­ing it­self through al­tern­at­ive on­line me­dia...