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01/12/2021
A piece of pat­ent his­tory has been made con­cern­ing pat­entab­il­ity of com­puter...
In March 2021 the En­larged Board of Ap­peal of the European Pat­ent Of­fice answered ques­tions con­cern­ing pat­entab­il­ity of com­puter soft­ware sim­u­la­tions in case G1/19.  A Tech­nic­al Board of Ap­peal has now...
01/12/2021
CMS Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment Con­tact Card
World-class pub­lic pro­cure­ment spe­cial­ists The qual­ity of pub­lic ser­vices is in­creas­ingly de­term­ined by world-class skills in pub­lic pro­cure­ment. The pro­cure­ment re­gime ap­plies not only to the pub­lic...
29/11/2021
Re­cog­ni­tion and en­force­ment of for­eign judg­ments in Switzer­land
1. Is there an ex­equatur pro­ced­ure? Yes. If a party does not vol­un­tar­ily com­ply with a for­eign award, there is a pro­ced­ure to re­cog­nise the for­eign de­cision re­spect­ively to de­clare it en­force­able.Un­less...
26/11/2021
Leg­al term for pay­ments in Switzer­land
1. Are there any spe­cif­ic leg­al re­quire­ments in re­spect to pay­ment terms? Since Switzer­land is not a mem­ber state of the EU, European Dir­ect­ive 2011/7/EU is not ap­plic­able. Swiss law does not provide...
24/11/2021
On the Pulse
Wel­come to CMS ‘On the Pulse’ video/pod­cast series for all Life Sci­ences & Health­care pro­fes­sion­als – leg­al, com­pli­ance, reg­u­lat­ory
17/11/2021
CMS Switzer­land re­cog­nised by Lead­ers League
In its latest rank­ings Lead­ers League has re­cog­nised CMS Switzer­land for its ex­pert­ise in the fol­low­ing prac­tice areas:
11/11/2021
Swiss su­per­vis­ory au­thor­ity FINMA is­sues guid­ance on gre­en­wash­ing
On 3 Novem­ber 2021, Switzer­land's Fin­an­cial Mar­ket Au­thor­ity (FINMA) re­leased its Guid­ance 05/2021 on pre­vent­ing and com­bat­ing gre­en­wash­ing, which high­lights the au­thor­ity's com­mit­ment to en­sur­ing pro­tec­tion...
10/11/2021
Swiss Su­preme Court re­jects chal­lenge to set aside CAS award on leg­al aid...
In a land­mark de­cision is­sued on 22 Septem­ber 2021 and pub­lished on 5 Oc­to­ber 2021 (case A v Uni­on Cyc­liste In­ter­na­tionale, 4A 166/2021), the Swiss Fed­er­al Tribunal (i.e. Swiss Su­preme Court) re­jec­ted...
10/11/2021
COV­ID and ViCo: The End?
En­larged Board of Ap­peal de­cision G1/21 Back­ground Fol­low­ing an EPO press re­lease on 16 Ju­ly 2021, the En­larged Board of Ap­peal’s (EBA) de­cision on video­con­fer­en­cing (ViCo) was re­leased last week. We...
05/11/2021
CJEU provides guid­ance on scope of pro­tec­tion provided by un­re­gistered...
Key Takeaways The Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) handed down its judg­ment last week in a case con­cern­ing un­re­gistered Com­munity designs, Fer­rari and cus­tom­isa­tion kits. In sum­mary, the CJEU ruled that:...
05/11/2021
Bi­furc­a­tion in in­ter­na­tion­al ar­bit­ra­tion and the scope of the func­tus of­fi­cio...
A re­cent de­cision of the Su­preme Court of West­ern Aus­tralia has set aside an in­ter­im ar­bit­ral award on the basis that the three mem­ber tribunal was func­tus of­fi­cio. The func­tus of­fi­cio doc­trine in ar­bit­ra­tion...
04/11/2021
CMS ad­vised Nano Di­men­sion Ltd. on the ac­quis­i­tion of ES­SEMTEC AG
Zurich, Novem­ber 2021 – A team of CMS Switzer­land and Ger­many led by Stefan Brunnsch­weiler ac­ted as Swiss leg­al coun­sel for the lis­ted com­pany Nano Di­men­sion Ltd. (NAS­DAQ: NNDM), an in­dustry lead­er in Ad­dit­ively Man­u­fac­tured Elec­tron­ics (AME) / 3D-Prin­ted Elec­tron­ics (PE), and Mi­cro Ad­dit­ive Man­u­fac­tur­ing (Mi­cro-AM), on all leg­al as­pects re­gard­ing the ac­quis­i­tion of all shares in ES­SEMTEC AG, a swiss stock cor­por­a­tion based in Aesch (Lu­cerne), Switzer­land. Sul­li­van & Worcester Tel Aviv ac­ted as Is­raeli coun­sel for Nano Di­men­sion Ltd.ES­SEMTEC's product port­fo­lio is com­prised of pro­duc­tion equip­ment for pla­cing and as­sem­bling elec­tron­ic com­pon­ents on prin­ted cir­cuit boards (PCBs). They are a lead­er in ad­apt­ive highly flex­ible sur­face mount tech­no­logy (SMT) pick-and-place equip­ment, soph­ist­ic­ated dis­penser suit­able for both high-speed and mi­cro-dis­pens­ing, and in­tel­li­gent pro­duc­tion ma­ter­i­al stor­age and lo­gist­ic sys­tem. Its products are equipped with a soph­ist­ic­ated soft­ware pack­age which makes ex­tens­ive and ef­fi­cient ma­ter­i­al man­age­ment pos­sible. CMS Switzer­land­Stefan Brunnsch­weiler, Man­aging Part­ner, Glob­al Co-Head of the Cor­por­ate/M&A GroupAndrea Relly, Seni­or As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/M&AM­ark Ca­gi­enard, Part­ner, TaxTho­mas Zweifel, Seni­or As­so­ci­ate, Real Es­tateDr Dirk Spacek, Part­ner, IP/ITAline Stef­fen, As­so­ci­ate, IP/IT­Sarah Keller, As­so­ci­ate, Em­ploy­mentCMS Ger­manyHendrik Hirsch, Part­ner, Cor­por­ate/M&AB­er­rit Roth-Min­gram, Seni­or As­so­ci­ate, Cor­por­ate/M&ATho­mas Ger­del, Part­ner, TaxDr Mar­tin Fried­berg, Coun­sel, Tax