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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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Sports law

On June 14, 2018, the football World Cup starts in Russia. The current topic window provides an overview of the various legal questions associated with major events, such as Ambush Marketing or the question whether you need a license for Public Viewing.

E-Sports: a Football World Cup with 20 Million Participants
Thousands of fans cheer them on their way into the arena, millions more are glued to their screens at home to see them in action. The talk is not about the football stars of this year's World Cup, but e-athletes. E-sports is not as far away from recognition as a sport, as one would believe.

Ambush Marketing: Associating Major Events in Advertising
In principle, advertising in Switzerland may refer to major events, even if the promoted provider is neither an organizer nor a sponsor. However, advertisers must ob-serve a number of rules when using such associations.

Public Viewing in Switzerland: Do I Need a Licence?
Anyone organising a public viewing in Switzerland during the World Cup in Russia requires a separate licence under certain conditions. FIFA will lose out.

Player Transfers – A Legal Classification
Why was Neymar able to switch to Saint-Germain for € 222m last summer, against the will of FC Barcelona, and so get out of an ongoing employment contract? The clubs have very limited possibilities to prevent such excesses and the Financial Fair Play of the UEFA is so far pretty toothless.

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.

Am 25. Mai 2018 tritt die EU-Datenschutzgrundverordnung (DSGVO) in Kraft. Die erhöhten Anforderungen an den Umgang mit personenbezogenen Daten werden...

On 1 March 2018, the totally revised Federal Mail and Telecommunications Surveillance Act (MTSA/"BÜPF") and its five implementing Ordinances entered...



VISCHER is pleased to announce that it has been listed in the GRR 100 2018 list of top law firms, a worldwide ranking in Restructuring and Insolvency....


Am 15.6.2018 wurde in Schaffhausen bei bestem Wetter der Schweizerische Anwaltstag 2018 durchgeführt. Dort wurden die wissenschaftlichen Ansichten...


The 2018 rankings released by  Legal 500 acknowledge VISCHER's position as one of Switzerland's leading lawfirms. VISCHER stands out in the first...


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


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