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Press releases and law firm thought leadership

This page is dedicated to keeping readers informed of the latest news and thought leadership articles from law firms across the globe.

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Bär & Karrer Advises Computacenter in the Acquisition of PathWorks

Computacenter Group, a leading European IT service provider listed on the London Stock Exchange, acquired PathWorks, a well-established hardware reseller in the Swiss market.

Bär & Karrer Advises Addtech in the Acquisition of a Majority in Omni Ray

Addtech Group, a leading Swedish publicly listed technology trading group, acquired a majority stake in Omni Ray AG, a well-established Swiss trading company and service provider for automation solutions, mainly focused on industrial applications, infrastructure, transportation and medical industry. By this transaction, Addtech aims at strengthening its position in the European automation market.

24 January 2017: Sharp Corporation and Skytec Group Limited enter into strategic business alliance

Japan-based Sharp Corporation, part of Taiwan’s Foxconn Group, enters into a strategic business alliance with Skytec Group Limited (“Skytec”) regarding the manufacture and sale of Sharp branded products and services in Europe. For that purpose, Sharp acquires a majority stake of 56.7% in the newly incorporated joint venture Skytec UMC Ltd.

11 March 2016: Joint Venture Wilmaa & Teleboy

The two Swiss web TV platforms Teleboy and Wilmaa entered into a joint venture arrangement. The joint venture's purpose is to coordinate the marketing activities of Teleboy and Wilmaa through a jointly held service company. Each of the joint venture partners has a 50% stake in the service company.

Sports Law Briefing

olympic games, ambush marketing and athletes‘ rights - July 2012

Trends 2012 in media and technology law

Michel Jaccard (TMT|IP, Corporate) lists in the Bilan magazine the 10 challenges in 2012 for the media and technology industries.

The Technology, media and Telecommunications Review

Over the past couple of years, the Swiss telecoms markets underwent a period of consolidation. The provision of voice services (both landline and mobile) is firmly in the hands of Swisscom (the incumbent provider), Sunrise, Orange (mobile only) and Cablecom (landline only). MVNO providers such as Lebara Mobile stand their ground, but cater mainly to private subscribers.

ILO-Newsletter Information Technology Switzerland

Cyber-mobbing: court convicts Facebook user for posting insults
Contributed by Wenger Plattner
June 21 2011

GETTING THE DEAL THROUGH, Edition 2009: E-Commerce

How can the government’s attitude and approach to internet issues best be described? The government has recently abandoned two bills specifically aimed at regulating the civil and criminal aspects of the provision of internet services (in 2005 and 2008 respectively). After a few years of discussion, the government finally determined that the current legislation suffices to regulate the civil and criminal aspects of the provision of internet services and that a specific regulation along the lines of the EU model was not necessary. It considered that a new regulation would raise further issues and would quickly be overtaken by the development of new technologies. Instead, it promoted a status quo situation, except for spamming, which is now regulated under the Unfair Competition Act as amended on 24 March 2006.

Euro 2008, Data Protection Issues and Hooliganism - World Sports Law Report

Ahead of its co-hosting of the European football championships with Austria in 2008, Switzerland has enacted a federal law designed to prtect the tournament from the dangers of hooliganism. Dr. Stephan Netzle, a partner with Wenger Plattner Zurich and a member of the Court of Arbitration for Sport, examines the new law's intentions and concerns raised by the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC).

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