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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.

If your firm wishes to publish press releases or articles, please contact Shehab Khurshid on +44 (0) 207 396 5689 or shehab.khurshid@legalease.co.uk

 

Benoît Dormond participated as speaker to the seminar organized by the Swiss Association of...

September 2012. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

Independent Financial Advisors

BenoĂ®t Dormond participated as speaker to the seminar organized by the Swiss Association of Independent Financial Advisors on the future of independent asset management in Switzerland. BenoĂ®t specifically addressed the upcoming regulatory developments for the profession. 

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Ranking Chambers Europe for 2012

June 2012. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

BCCC is pleased to announce that the work of 5 of its partners has been recognized and, in particular, that of Jean-Marc Carnicé who is referenced for the first time directly in Band 1.

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Award in Competition and Antitrust law

June 2012. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

BCCC is pleased to announce that it has won an Acquisition International M&A Award, namely the Swiss Competition/Antitrust Law Firm of the Year (2012).

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XIIIth Program of continuous education - Media

May 2012. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

The 13th Demi-journée Marathon de formation permanente de l'ODA is a program of continuous education sponsored by the Geneva Bar. It will take place on Saturday, 28 April 2012 at the Geneva University (Uni Mail). Manuel Bianchi della Porta will discuss the latest developments In media law.

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Ranking Legal500 Europe for 2012

April 2012. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

BCCC peaks in Banking and Finance

BCCC is among the leading law firms in Geneva according to Legal500 Europe 2012.

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Jean-Marc Carnicé appointed Vice-Chairman

April 2012. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

BCCC is proud to announce that one of its founding partners, Jean-Marc Carnicé, has been appointed Vice-Chairman of the Geneva Bar during the Ordinary General Meeting held on Friday 30 March 2012.

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Young Bar - How to access to independence?

February 2012. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

The Young Bar Association of Geneva will host an in-depth seminar on Saturday 24 March 2012, at the Château of Divonne.

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New logo – New content

February 2012. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

BCCC presents its new logo and the new content of its "practice areas" page now displaying for each area of expertise a downloadable brochure.

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XIIIth Program of continuous education - Media

February 2012. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

The 13th Demi-journée Marathon de formation permanente de l'ODA is a program of continuous education sponsored by the Geneva Bar. It will take place on Saturday, 28 April 2012 at the Geneva University (Uni Mail). Manuel Bianchi della Porta will discuss the latest developments In media law.

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Two new partners

February 2012. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

BCCC has the great pleasure to announce two new partners, Stéphanie Fuld and Thomas Goossens, as of January 1st, 2012:

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Departure of Michel Jaccard

February 2012. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

Michel has decided to leave BCCC to set-up his own law firm. In agreement with the Partners, he will leave the firm during the first semester of 2012. We thank him for his commitment to BCCC and wish him the best for his future endeavors.

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Geneva Association for Business Law

November 2011. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

Michel Jaccard (TMT | IP, Corporate) is inivted by the Geneva Association for Business Law to give a presentation on the legal challenges surrounding the holding of general meetings of shareholders, today and tomorrow.

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18th seminar of the Vaud Young Bar Association

November 2011. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

Yves de Coulon will be one of three speakers at the 18th seminar of the Vaud Young Bar Association taking place on November 23.

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Corporate sales and restructuring

November 2011. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

Michel Jaccard (TMT | IP, Corporate) and Jean-Baptiste Emery (Banking, Corporate) will lead with Laurent Rigoli of the audit firm Moore Stephens SA a half-day class and workshop of the Academy of the Swiss Audit Chamber (EDUCARIS) on the relationship between the board of directors and the auditors in connection with a restructuring or a sale of a private company.

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Distinctions in media law

November 2011. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

In the last Swiss edition of PLC - Which Lawyer?, BCCC is distinguished for its work in media law, with the mention "highly recommended". Manuel Bianchi della Porta is recognised individually. A month ago, Manuel was selected by his peers to be included in "Best Lawyers Switzerland" in the media field.

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A partner of BCCC at the Monaco Media Forum November

November 2011. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

For the second year in a row, Michel Jaccard (TMT | IP, Corporate) will attend the Monaco Media Forum, an invitation only event bringing together media industry leaders.

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Web & Mobility Tech Tour Summit

November 2011. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

Michel Jaccard (TMT | IP, Corporate) will attend the Tech Tour Web & Mobility Summit in London as a member of its selection committee, composed of technology and venture capital heavyweights.

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Michel Jaccard is inivted by the Geneva Association for Business Law to give a presentation

October 2011. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

Michel Jaccard (TMT | IP, Corporate) is inivted by the Geneva Association for Business Law to give a presentation on the legal challenges surrounding the holding of general meetings of shareholders, today and tomorrow.

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Michel Jaccard (TMT | IP, Corporate) will attend the Monaco Media Forum

October 2011. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

For the second year in a row, Michel Jaccard (TMT | IP, Corporate) will attend the Monaco Media Forum, an invitation only event bringing together media industry leaders.

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Michel Jaccard (TMT | IP, Corporate) will attend the Tech Tour Web & Mobility Summit

October 2011. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

Michel Jaccard (TMT | IP, Corporate) will attend the Tech Tour Web & Mobility Summit in London as a member of its selection committee, composed of technology and venture capital heavyweights.

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Michel Jaccard(TMT/IP, Corporate) will give a presentation to the 10th edition of the eCulture Forum

October 2011. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

Michel Jaccard (TMT/IP, Corporate) will give a presentation to the 10th edition of the eCulture Forum on ethics in complex IT agreements. Other speakers include Richard Stallman, co-founder of the open source movement and of the GNU/Linux project, and Florence Devouard, former chairwoman of the Wikimedia foundation.

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BCCC provides financial assistance to a postgraduate

October 2011. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

Dominique Hänni has been granted the 2011 BCCC Scholarship. For the second year in a row, BCCC provides financial assistance to a postgraduate student of the Law School of the Geneva University who attends the fall semester at the Harvard Law School. Academic excellence is the main criteria to take part in this exchange program.

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Philippe shall deliver a talk as to the best practices in terms of privacy policies

September 2011. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

CEDIDAC – Data Protection

As codirector of the Master of New Technologies at the University of Lausanne, Philippe GilliĂ©ron jointly sets up with Prof. Edgar Philippin and Philippe Meier half a day of seminar related to the legal issues raised by data protection for companies. 

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Cloud Computing – Task force

September 2011. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

Philippe Gilliéron takes part in the task force to which he was invited among 10 European practitioners, in-house counsels and scholars by Microsoft France and SciencesPo, to brainstorm about the legal issues raised by Cloud Computing as to data protection and its potential solutions.

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“First Tuesday” Rezonance Event in Lausanne

September 2011. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

BCCC's TMT team head Michel Jaccard and members Vincent Robert and Juliette Ancelle will give presentations on selected legal aspects of Social Media within Companies at a "First Tuesday" Rezonance Event in Lausanne and in the course of a class by the Swiss Marketing and Advertising Institute.

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Lecture on Wikileaks

August 2011. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

Michel Jaccard is invited by the « Société Genevoise de Droit et de Législation » to speak about Wikileaks and the Swiss legal framework.

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Financing of infrastructure projects

August 2011. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

At the occasion of the forthcoming seminar of the International Association of Lawyers (UIA), one of the largest worldwide organisations of lawyers, which will take place in Barcelona on September 16 and 17, 2011

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INGRES – Copyright

August 2011. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

Philippe is invited during the general assembly of INGRES (Institut fĂĽr gewerblichen Rechtsschutz)

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One of BCCC’s partners ranked among the 300 most influential personalities in Switzerland

August 2011. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

by the Bilan Magazine

Michel Jaccard (TMT / IP | Corporate) has been ranked by the business magazine Bilan among the 300 most influential personalities in Switzerland (all industries being considered)

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Intellectual Property and Contracts

August 2011. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

In charge with the setting up of a yearly event devoted to IP by the Center of Business Law of Lausanne Law School since last year, Philippe has decided this year with his co-organizer to focus on the relations entertained between IP and Contracts.

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Context Sensitive Advertising

August 2011. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

Philippe is invited in a seminar dealing with e-advertising put in place in Zurich by the Swiss Forum related to Media to share his experience with regards to context sensitive advertising.

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Entraide fiscale: demandes en forte hausse

July 2011. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

Fiscal support: requests sharp rise

The Federal Tax Administration has received more than fifteen times Requests for administrative assistance since the entry into force of eight
double taxation agreements (DTA).

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Arbitral Tribunal Baselword

June 2011. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

For the second year in a row, Philippe Gilliéron got invited to function as an expert at the Arbitral Panel of Baselworld, one of the major annual event of the watch industry.

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e-G8 Forum

June 2011. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

Michel Jaccard will be part of the 800 technology experts and leaders invited by the French president to the very first e-G8 forum to be held on May 24-25 in Paris, one day prior to the G8 Summit which this year's presidency is assumed by France.

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Decode the new codes

June 2011. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

Jean-Marc Carnicé co-hosts with Justice Alessandra Cambi the workshop "Appeal and Execution" included in a four-workshop curriculum offered by the Geneva Bar Association on Tuesday 17 May, at 12.15, Law Courts.

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Latest developments in trademark law

June 2011. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

Philippe is invited to the annual seminar jointly put in place by the Swiss Institute of Intellectual Property and the Licensing Executives Society on the latest developments related to trademarks.

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Criminal Law - Latest decisions

June 2011. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

On May 3, 2011, as part of the First Tuesday program, Jean-Marc Carnicé moderates a workshop on the latest decisions in the field of criminal law, led by Prosecutor Dario Zanni, at 12.15, Law Courts (room G4).

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BCCC increases its strength as to litigation in contracts

June 2011. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

Philippe Gilliéron was appointed privat-dozent by Fribourg Law School

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BCCC's 10th Anniversary

June 2011. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

Today, BCCC celebrates its 10th Anniversary as illustrated by the small animation on our web front page.

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Two new additions from Zurich

June 2011. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

BCCC reinforces its capacity to operate in the German speaking part of Switzerland.

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ECAV

March 2011. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

Jean-Marc Carnicé has been appointed, along with Prosecutor, Mrs Nathalie Magnenat Fuchs, as a substitute lecturer to lead the workshop "wording of judicial acts of first instance in the criminal field" comprised in the curriculum of the ECAV (law school of the Geneva University).

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Nespresso vs Ethical Coffee

January 2011. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

Philippe GilliĂ©ron is interviewed by the Radio Suisse Romande after the release of the interim injunction that was rendered on January 10, 2011 by the President of the commercial Court of St-Gall in the legal action filed by SociĂ©tĂ© des Produits NestlĂ© Ltd and NestlĂ© Nespresso Ltd against Ethical Coffee for trademark infringement and free-riding as to the way Ethical Coffee conducts its advertising campaigns. 

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Lift11, what can the future do for you? - Workshop

January 2011. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

Once again, BCCC will take part in the yearly Conference organized by the Lift group in Geneva about the social implications of new technologies. For the 2011 edition, the Lift Conference will focus on current and emerging usage of digital technologies, such as online communities or social media. 

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Transforming law firms into corporations

January 2011. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

Invited by the Société genevoise de droit et de législation, Manuel Bianchi della Porta and Saverio Lembo from Bär & Karrer will share their first experiences of transforming a law firm into a corporation.

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Journée CEDIDAC at UNIL

January 2011. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

Manuel Bianchi della Porta and Michel Jaccard will present on indemnification agreements to the benefit of board members. 

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Microsoft France and Cloud Computing

January 2011. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

Philippe Gilliéron is invited by Microsoft France and SciencesPo for a breakfast devoted to the legal issues raised by Cloud Computing.

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Invitation at ITAM

December 2010. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

Philippe Gilliéron got invited by ITAM (Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico), the most influential and highly regarded University in Mexico, to share his expertise as to the evolution of trademark rights in cyberspace through a series of lectures, in particular with regards to the Google Adwords case that was rendered by the ECJ on March 23, 2010.

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Viviane Premand received her doctorate

December 2010. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

Viviane Premand, Junior Associate in our firm, received her doctorate from the University of Fribourg on November 10, 2010. She defended her PhD-thesis on May 28, 2010 and received the "summa cum laude" mention from a judging panel composed by Prof.

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Invitation at ITAM

November 2010. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

Philippe Gilliéron got invited by ITAM (Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico), the most influential and highly regarded University in Mexico, to share his expertise as to the evolution of trademark rights in cyberspace through a series of lectures, in particular with regards to the Google Adwords case that was rendered by the ECJ on March 23, 2010.

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Viviane Premand received her doctorate

November 2010. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

Viviane Premand, Junior Associate in our firm, received her doctorate from the University of Fribourg on November 10, 2010. She defended her PhD-thesis on May 28, 2010 and received the "summa cum laude" mention from a judging panel composed by Prof.

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BCCC – Technology Law Firm of the Year for Switzerland

November 2010. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

BCCC is the proud recipient of the "2010 Swiss - Technology Law Firm of the Year Award" granted by Global Law Experts.

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Extension of BCCC website

October 2010. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

BCCC website is opening a new section "Communities". We practice our activities in the heart of the Lake Geneva region.

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Ranking Chambers 2010: BCCC on the rise

October 2010. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

Chambers is an independent and authoritative legal guide. Its latest European edition distinguishes our work in corporate law, M&A, labour law, intellectual property, real estate, media and new technologies.

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BCCC is elected "Mid-Sized M&A Legal Advisory Firm of the Year"

October 2010. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

BCCC is the winner of the "Mid-Sized M&A Legal Advisory Firm of the Year in Switzerland" award, granted by Corporate Intl Magazine.

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Intellectual Property and start-up companies

October 2010. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

Philippe Gilliéron takes part in Lausanne to the Educaris seminar (Academy of the Audit and Tax Chamber) devoted to start-ups.

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Conseil suisse de la presse - hearing

October 2010. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

Manuel Bianchi della Porta is heard as an expert by the Swiss body in charge of ethics in the media industry.

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New ranking Legal500 Europe - BCCC among the leaders in Geneva

October 2010. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

BCCC has been recognized leading Geneva law firm by Legal500 Europe 2010. According to the legal guide, BCCC's clients benefit from an 'outstanding level of service'. Only two firms in Western Switzerland obtained a higher ranking.

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Lift 010 - BCCC, present since the beginning

October 2010. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

Since the early time, BCCC has been involved with lift and has been active in the annual conferences that take place in Geneva around social impact of new techonologies. This year BCCC sponsors the event and hosts two workshops.

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BCCC Scholarship for the exchange program Geneva University / Harvard University

October 2010. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

BCCC supports the exchange program between the Law Schools of Geneva University and Harvard University.

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BCCC analyzes every week the Swiss legal questions on the radio

September 2010. Press Releases by BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC (view listing).

On a regular weekly program broadcasted on World Radio Switzerland, Stéphanie Fuld explores the Swiss legal landscape in particular the labour, social and immigration practices and gives her recommendations.

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Legal Developments by:
BianchiSchwald LLC

  • Latest developments in planning and zoning

    In Le Temps, the daily newspaper of reference of Western Switzerland, Yves de Coulon analyses the latest developments in the field of planning and zoning: Weber Initiative, Landscape Initiative, recent modifications of the Federal Law on planning and zoning, what consequences on the cantons' autonomy in the area of planning and zoning?
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  • Derivatives Trading under FMIA: Reporting Obligations

    On 14 September 2018, the Federal Council extended the transition period for the reporting of derivative transactions by small non-financial counterparties (NFC-) until 1 January 2024 under the Financial Market Infrastructure Act (FMIA). The amendment to the Financial Market...
  • Swiss Tax Reform Package Approved: Update and Outlook

    The Swiss National Council approves the proposed tax reform package! On 12 September 2018 the larger chamber of parliament adopted the proposal of the Economic Affairs and Taxation Committee of the Council of States on the Federal Act on Tax Reform and AHV Financing (formerly Tax Proposal 17), which is largely in line with the legislative bill adopted by the Council of States, the smaller chamber of parliament. Although slight differences regarding the capital contribution principle remain to be settled, the majority of member of the National Council sees the adopted text of the bill as a viable compromise.
  • Retrocessions: Criminal Consequences of Non Disclosure

    In a recent decision 6B_689/2016 of 14 August 2018, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court held that the failure to disclose adequately retrocessions may constitute an act of criminal mismanagement. After a short summary of the legal framework governing the disclosure of retrocessions, the present briefing analyses this decision and its practical impact in particular for Swiss financial institutions dealing with external asset managers.
  • Bär & Karrer Advises Waterland on its Investment in Tineo

    Waterland Private Equity invested in Tineo AG after the carve-out from Quickline Holding AG. Tineo is an integrated enterprise solution provider of data centres, glass-fiber connections, high-speed internet and VoIP services with state-of-the-art infrastructure
  • Bär & Karrer Elects Ruth Bloch-Riemer, Daniel Raun and Philippe Seiler to Partner

    Bär & Karrer has announced the election of Ruth Bloch-Riemer, Daniel Raun and Philippe Seiler to the firm's partnership. The appointment is effective as of 1 January 2019.
  • Bär & Karrer Advises Swiss Prime Site on its Rights Offering

    On 28 September 2018, Swiss Prime Site, the largest publicly listed real estate investment company in Switzerland, completed a capital increase by way of a rights offering to its shareholders in the amount of approximately CHF 320 million. 97,7% of the shareholders of Swiss Prime Site exercised their subscription rights in the rights offering. The remaining new shares not subscribed were placed in the market. The offer price was set at CHF 74.00 per share. Credit Suisse and UBS Investment acted as Joint Global Coordinators, J.P. Morgan and ZĂĽrcher Kantonalbank acted as Joint Bookrunners.
  • Bär & Karrer Advises SIG Combibloc Group as Issuer and Onex as Selling Shareholder on the IPO of SI

    SIG Combibloc, a leading provider of aseptic carton packaging solutions for the food and beverage industry, successfully priced its IPO and listed its shares on the SIX Swiss Exchange, where trading commenced on 28 September 2018. With a market capitalization of CHF 3.6 billion and a generating total gross proceeds of CHF 1.5 billion, this is considered as the largest IPO on the SIX Swiss Exchange in the last years. In connection with the IPO, SIG Combibloc Group Holdings S.A., the holding company of SIG Combibloc Group, migrated its legal seat and the place of management of the company from Luxembourg to the Canton of Schaffhausen, Switzerland by way of a cross-border relocation and thereby became a stock corporation governed by Swiss law prior to the first day of trading.
  • Bär & Karrer Advises the Joint Bookrunners in the Offering of an Aggregate of USD 8,000,000,000 Not

    Nestlé Holdings, Inc. completed an offering of USD 1,000,000,000 3.100% Notes due 2021, USD 1,500,000,000 3.350% Notes due 2023, USD 900,000,000 3.500% Notes due 2025, USD 1,250,000,000 3.625% Notes due 2028, USD 1,250,000,000 3.900% Notes due 2038 and USD 2,100,000,000 4.000% Notes due 2048. The notes were offered and sold by the Joint Bookrunners in the United States in reliance on Rule 144A and in transactions outside the United States in reliance on Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act. Each series of notes is guaranteed by Nestlé S.A.
  • Bär & Karrer Advises Aduno Group on the Acquisition of Accarda

    Aduno Group has increased its participation in Swiss payment solutions specialist Accarda AG from 30% to 100% following an auction process for the acquisition of the 70% stake from Maus Frères SA.
  • 17 February 2017: Auris Medical's Public Equity Offering

    Auris Medical Holding AG (NASDAQ: EARS) issued and priced its public offering of 10,000,000 common shares and 10,000,000 warrants, each warrant entitling its holder to purchase 0.70 of a common share.  The common shares and warrants are being sold in units comprised of one common share and one warrant at the public offering price of USD 1.00 per unit. The warrants will be immediately exercisable at a price of USD 1.20 per common share and are exercisable for five years. In connection with the offering, the Company has granted the underwriter a 30-day option to purchase up to 1,500,000 additional common shares and/or 1,500,000 additional warrants at the public offering price less underwriting discounts. The offering is expected to close on or about February 21, 2017, subject to customary closing conditions. Roth Capital Partners is acting as sole book-running manager in the offering. Maxim Group LLC is acting as a financial advisor in the offering.