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21/06/2024
AI Series 4: Artificial Intelligence in the field of litigation & arbitration:...
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has not only paved the way for IT-savvy fields of practice. It is also likely to revolutionize aspects of litigation, in particular the way litigation procedures can be executed and the variety of disputes that are likely to evolve from the AI-realm. In the following, we will try to highlight some of the most noteworthy trends and developments. On the one hand, artificial in­tel­li­gence-en­hanced litigation methods are visible on the nearer horizon (but without full accuracy confirmed yet), on the other hand, a growing risk of AI-re­lated-lit­ig­a­tion becomes apparent which requires an and early reflection and response for businesses.
20/06/2024
Cannabis law and legislation in Switzerland
Medical use As of 1 August 2022, the Swiss Federal Narcotics Act was amended to allow the use of cannabis for medical purposes. The amended narcotics law allows cannabis to be cultivated, processed, traded...
19/06/2024
Overview of the EU-Australia Memorandum of Understanding on Critical and...
The European Union (“EU”) and Australia on 28 May 2024 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) to forge a partnership aimed at developing a secure, stable, ethical, and sustainable supply...
18/06/2024
Real estate finance law in Switzerland
A. Mortgages 1. Can security be granted to a foreign lender? Yes. Security over interests in real estate can be granted to foreign lenders. Generally a foreign lender in favour of whom a security interest...
18/06/2024
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...
14/06/2024
EU anti-dumping investigation of Chinese decor paper imports
On 14 June 2024, the EU opened an anti-dumping in­vest­ig­a­tion con­cern­ing EU imports of decor paper originating in the People’s Republic of China, which could lead to substantial anti-dumping duties...
13/06/2024
What’s in a name? The use of a product code in a clinical trial protocol...
The use of product or sponsor codes in clinical trial related documents is common practice in the pharmaceutical space. However, such codes may not always be sufficient to disregard a publication as relevant...
13/06/2024
AI Series 3: Supervisory authorities are increasingly focusing on AI in...
On 30 May 2024, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued a comprehensive statement on the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the provision of retail investment services. ESMA acknowledges the transformative potential of AI in enhancing efficiency, innovation, and decision-making for investment services. However, the statement also underscores the associated risks, including algorithmic biases, data quality issues and transparency concerns that come with the adoption of AI technologies (see further information here).
13/06/2024
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...
12/06/2024
Crypto Tax Legislation & Law in Switzerland
1. Is there a specific legislation issued for the taxation of crypto-assets or do general national tax law principles apply because the tax legislator has not regulated this so far? Currently, there...
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12/06/2024
CMS Expert Guide to Foreign Investment Screening Laws in Switzerland
Switzerland is contemplating introducing an FDI screening regime but does not yet have any regime in place
11/06/2024
Enforcement of the EU AI Act: The EU AI Office
On 21 May 2024, the Council of the European Union adopted the Regulation laying down harmonised rules on artificial intelligence or the AI Act. As the world's first comprehensive law to regulate artificial...