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12/07/2024
Energy and climate change: The most significant (marine) climate change...
Continuing the theme of a number of recent court judgment regarding state and party obligations concerning climate change issues, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (“ITLOS”) has recently...
12/07/2024
EU’s AI Act published in Official Journal, transition periods now known
Following the adoption of the "Regulation laying down harmonised rules on Artificial Intelligence" (AI Act) by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union, this act was published in...
12/07/2024
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...
11/07/2024
Space exploration: what goes up, must come down
BackgroundThe space economy is predicted to be worth a staggering $1.4 trillion by 2030.1 This exponential growth can be largely attributed to the new private “space race” dominated by the world’s...
11/07/2024
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...
09/07/2024
Legal Flash - Void general meetings if convened by a board or directors...
The recent decision BGer 4A_387/2023, 4A_429/2023 confirms that the mandate of directors is not tacitly extended if the ordinary general meeting is not held within the statutory six-month period (BGE 148 III 69). In addition, the Federal Supreme Court considers a general meeting to be null and void if it is convened by directors who are no longer in office.
09/07/2024
CMS European Private Equity Study 2024
This study analyses hundreds of Private Equity deals that we advised on in 2023 and previous years, providing unique insights into market trends
08/07/2024
Legal Flash - Planned changes to the Swiss provisions on non-financial...
Extended scope of application, stricter content and increased transparency and control - how far-reaching are the planned changes?
08/07/2024
Legal guide for company directors in Switzerland
Directors duties and responsibilities 1. What form does the board of directors take? In Switzerland, companies have a single board of directors (“Ver­wal­tung­s­rat”). Many companies however use the...
03/07/2024
Russia sanctions: Non-EU subsidiaries to comply with EU law
On 24 June 2024, the EU adopted the 14th package of sanctions against Russia, introducing new restrictions on goods and services and listing more individuals and legal persons. In practice, more relevant...
01/07/2024
Offshore Wind in Colombia – First Round gaining traction
The first offshore wind round is the name given by Government of Colombia (“GoC”) to the first and ongoing international competitive process (the “Competitive Process”) that began on December...
01/07/2024
EU anti-dumping investigation of Chinese, Korean, Taiwanese, and Thai epoxy...
On 1 July 2024, the EU opened an anti-dumping investigation concerning EU imports of epoxy resins originating in the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan and Thailand which could...