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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:
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  • 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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Legal Developments in Switzerland

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  • 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.
  • 16 February 2017: Credit Suisse successfully launched its new subsidiary Credit Suisse (Switzerland)

    Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd. was incorporated with the purpose to be organized as a Swiss bank. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Credit Suisse AG. The transfer of assets and liabilities according to Swiss merger law became effective on 20 November 2016. The transfer was aimed to evolve the legal entity structure of the Credit Suisse Group to meet regulatory requirements for systematically important banks.
  • 14 February 2017: BASF acquires Rolic Group

    BASF acquires Rolic, a Swiss based group offering innovative and forward-thinking solutions, particularly in the display and security industries as well as the optical film business.
  • 15 February 2017: gategroup CHF 300 mio. bond issuance

    gategroup successfully raised CHF 300 million through the issuance of a fixed rate 5-year senior bond with a final maturity on February 28, 2022. The bond with a coupon of 3% p.a. has been issued by gategroup Finance (Luxembourg) S.A. and is guaranteed by its parent company gategroup Holding AG. gategroup will apply for the listing of the new bond on the SIX Swiss Exchange.
  • 17 February 2017: RWS acquires LUZ, Inc.

    RWS Holdings plc, a world leading provider of intellectual property support services (patent translations, international patent filing solutions and searches), commercial translations and linguistic validation, has completed the acquisition of 100% of LUZ, Inc., a market leading Life Sciences language services provider based in San Francisco, for a cash consideration of USD82.5m.
  • 17 February 2017: Cembra Money Bank acquires invoice financing provider SWISSBILLING SA

    Cembra Money Bank has reached an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of SWISSBILLING. The transaction is expected to close within the first quarter of 2017. The transaction consideration was below CHF 10 million and is expected to have a negative impact of 0.1% on the Group’s CET1 ratio as at closing.
  • 7 February 2017: TPF closes private offering and bank financing

    Transports publics fribourgeois Trafic (TPF TRAFIC) SA closed the financing of its maintenance and exploitation centre in the canton of Fribourg. The financing was partly made through a CHF 40 mio. private placement, a CHF 32 mio. secured bank loan and a CHF 55 mio. unsecured bank loan.
  • 3 February 2017: Migros acquires Tipesca

    The Migros Group, through MĂ©rat & Cie. SA, has acquired Tipesca SA, a company incorporated in the canton of Tessin. Tipesca offers a wide range of fish products.
  • 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.
  • 25 January 2017: Zug Estates CHF 100 mio. Bond

    Zug Estates Holding AG (SIX: ZUGN) has successfully issued its first CHF 100 mio. fixed-interest bond with a 0.7% coupon and a 5-year maturity.