Your team for Swiss Law, Tax & Compliance

Our lawyers, tax experts and notaries are organized under the direction of experienced partners in practice teams, covering all areas of commercial law. Our breadth of practice ensures we have the right team available for every mandate and client. Our offices can be found in Zurich and Basel, the two largest business centers of Switzerland.



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Health care in motion

Regulatory requirements, cost pressures and the high expectations of the public and the political sectors leave healthcare providers facing difficult challenges. VISCHER advises hospitals and other service providers in this challenging environment and represents them in proceedings before courts and authorities.

Valuation rules for hospital facilities in violation of Federal Health Act (DE)
The Federal Council has enacted an Ordinance regarding the valuation of hospital facilities. The rules of this Ordinance lead to a distorted picture of the operational reality and violate the Federal Health Act. The Ordinance should be revised in due course.

Current medical liability case law (DE) 
Recent federal court rulings have made things easier for physicians and hospitals regarding informing patients. However, the medical duty to inform remains a hotspot in medical liability cases.

Federal Council intervention in TARMED is illegal (DE)
The Cantonal Court of Lucerne declared as unlawful both the Federal Council's intervention in the TARMED tariff structure of 2014 and the associated redistribution of CHF 200 million annually at the expense of the hospitals and specialist doctors.

Digital Business Law Bites

Series Digital Business Law Bites

Over the last 25 years, digitalization has captured all business sectors and in some cases  turned them upside down.

With the "Digital Business Law Bites" series, we give a small insight into our abundant experience and client projects in the field of digital business processes.

Hilfe, meine Daten!

Für viele Unternehmen ist die Auslagerung des Daten-Hostings an einen externen Hosting-Anbieter aus Sicherheits- und...

Die Bedeutung von Allgemeinen Geschäftsbedingungen ("AGB") hat insbesondere im eCommerce in den letzten Jahren stark zugenommen. Werden die von Gesetz...



We are pleased to welcome our newest partner Michael Waldner who will lead our Health Care Practice Group. He has longstanding experience in advising...


On 27 September 2017, the Swiss Parliament elected Stefan Kohler to the position of associate judge at the Swiss Federal Patent Court. The Patent...


On September 21, VISCHER partner Dr. Matthias Staehelin kicked off the legal sessions of the BaseLaunch Healthcare Accelerator Program with a...


Die Schweiz und die EU anerkennen heute ihre Datenschutzgesetze gegenseitig als gleichwertig. simsa vertritt die Meinung, dass eine Teilrevision des...


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