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Lenz & Staehelin

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IHL Comparative Guides

If your firm wishes to publish Comparative Guides or articles, please contact Antony Dine on +44 (0) 207 396 9315 or antony.dine@legalease.co.uk

Switzerland: Restructuring & Insolvency (3rd edition)

April 2019. By Lenz & Staehelin, Tanja Luginbühl, Partner, and Dr. Roland Fischer, Partner

This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to restructuring and insolvency laws and regulations that may occur in  Switzerland . This Q&A is part of the global guide to Restructuring & Insolvency (3rd edition). [Continue Reading]

Switzerland: Employment & Labour Law (3rd edition)

April 2019. By Lenz & Staehelin, Matthias Oertle, Partner, Rayan Houdrouge, Partner, and Simone Schürch, Associate

This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to employment laws and regulations that may occur in  Switzerland . This Q&A is part of the global guide to Employment & Labour Law. [Continue Reading]

Switzerland: Cartels

March 2019. By Lenz & Staehelin, Marcel Meinhardt, Partner, Astrid Wasert, Partner, Benoît Merkt, Partner, and Damian Joho, Associate

This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to cartels laws and regulations that may occur in  Switzerland . This Q&A is part of the global guide to Cartels. [Continue Reading]

Switzerland: Mergers & Acquisitions (3rd edition)

This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to M&A laws and regulations that may occur in Switzerland . This Q&A is part of the global guide to Mergers & Acquisitions. [Continue Reading]

Switzerland: Tax (3rd edition)

September 2018. By Lenz & Staehelin

This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to tax laws and regulations that may occur in Switzerland . It will cover witholding tax, transfer pricing, the OECD model, GAAR, tax disputes and an overview of the jurisdictional regulatory authorities. This Q&A is part of the global guide to Tax. [Continue Reading]

Switzerland: Technology (2nd edition)

July 2018. By Lenz & Staehelin, Dr. Lukas Morscher, Partner, and Stefan Bürge, Associate

This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to technology laws and regulations relevant in Switzerland . It will cover communications networks and their operators, databases and software, data protection, AI, cybersecurity as well as the author's view on planned future reforms of the technology market. This Q&A is part of the global guide to Technology. [Continue Reading]

Legal Developments in Switzerland

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  • Bär & Karrer Advises Acushnet on the Acquisition of KJUS

    Acushnet Holdings Corp., the worldwide leader in the design, development, manufacture and distribution of golf equipment and wear, has announced the acquisition of KJUS, a Swiss-based ski and golf sportswear company.
  • Bär & Karrer Advised Cembra Money Bank on the Financing of the Acquisition of cashgate

    Cembra Money Bank has agreed to acquire cashgate. The purchase price for the acquisition of cashgate and the refinancing of cashgate's loan portfolio is partly backed by a bridge facility and is financed and refinanced by the sale of treasury shares (gross proceeds of CHF 112.8 million) in an accelerated bookbuilding, the placement of CHF 150 million perpetual additional Tier 1 bonds and CHF 250 million net share settled convertible bonds.
  • Bär & Karrer Successfully Represents PNK Group Company in SCAI-Arbitration

    Bär & Karrer successfully represented a company acting under the trademark of PNK Group, a major developer of industrial facilities in Russia, against a Western European concrete plant engineering and manufacturing company in a SCAI-arbitration concerning the delivery of (defective) equipment. After full-fledged proceedings including a hearing with several technical experts, the client was awarded partial rescission of the contract (as requested) with returning of certain defective equipment against refund of its cost, a substantial price reduction with regard to the rest of the equipment, as well as a contractual penalty payment and reimbursement for 75% of all legal costs. Team members were Matthew Reiter and Désirée Schreyer (both arbitration).
  • Bär & Karrer Advises Zurich on its Investment in autoSense

    Zurich Insurance Company Ltd (Zurich) invests in the Swiss start-up autoSense. Zurich will further develop autoSense's business together with Swisscom and Amag. autoSense operates a digital service portal which connects vehicles through an app and provides real-time information and services to car owners.
  • Bär & Karrer Advises Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB in the Acquisition of emapalumab

    Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB, an international specialty biopharmaceutical company listed in Sweden, agreed to acquire, from Novimmune’s shareholders, a newly established company owning emapalumab and related assets, giving Sobi access to world-class R&D capabilities in the field of Immunology. The acquisition supersedes the previously announced exclusive licence agreement with Novimmune. In addition, Sobi agreed with Novimmune on options for the shared financial rights to NI-1701 and NI-1801, two product candidates in the field of immuno-oncology. The transaction value is CHF 515 million, of which CHF 400 million was previously committed in the exclusive license agreement for emapalumab.
  • Bär & Karrer Advises Patinex and BZ Bank on the Sale of NovImmune to Light Chain Bioscicence

    Light Chain Bioscience AG, a Swiss biotech company, agreed to purchase all shares in NovImmune SA, a company focused on the discovery and development of antibody-based drugs for the targeted treatment of inflammatory diseases, immune related disorders and cancer. Patinex and BZ Bank are the selling majority shareholders of NovImmune.
  • Bär & Karrer Awarded "Law Firm of the Year - Switzerland" at the Citywealth Magic Circle Awards 201

    Bär & Karrer is pleased to announce that it has received the award “Law Firm of the Year - Switzerland” at the Citywealth Magic Circle Awards in London. This award recognizes Bär & Karrer as the Swiss law firm with the best private client team.
  • Bär & Karrer Advises Ashcroft on the Acquisition of RĂĽeger Holding

    Ashcroft Inc., headquartered in Stratford, CT, USA, a subsidiary of Tokyo Stock Exchange listed Nagano Keiki Co., Ltd, has announced the completion of the acquisition of Swiss-based RĂĽeger Holding SA (RĂĽeger) and Dutch-based STIKO Meetapparentenfabriek B.V. (Stiko), both manufacturers of specialty temperature and pressure measurement products, from their previous owners, Bernard and Jean-Marc RĂĽeger.
  • Ordinance on Integrity and Transparency in the Therapeutic Products Sector has been adopted

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  • Bär & Karrer Advises B3i in its Current Equity Funding Round

    Industry-led InsurTech B3i Services AG successfully raised additional funds from current shareholders and new investors to further develop and grow its blockchain-based insurance transaction platform. B3i was founded in October 2016 as an insurance industry consortium which then formed B3i Services AG as an independent company. The shareholder group includes some of the world's largest insurers and reinsurers from across Europe, the Americas, and Asia. B3i intends to further expand its shareholder base over the next several months.