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Final CSR ordinance for Switzerland published

Final CSR ordinance for Switzerland published

16 December 2021

Diligence and transparency obligations around conflict minerals and child labour – the final CSR ordinance for Switzerland was confirmed by the Federal Council.

New non-financial reporting requirements. National and international developmtents

New non-financial reporting requirements. National and international developmtents

8 November 2021

Despite the failure of the Corporate Responsibility Initiative ("CRI") at the ballot box in November 2020, corporate social responsibility ("CSR")...

New legal requirements for companies in cases of suspected child labour

New legal requirements for companies in cases of suspected child labour

29 September 2021

Suspected child labour: Pauline Pfirter presents the new due diligence and transparency obligations for affected companies.

OECD publishes transfer pricing guidelines on financial transactions

OECD publishes transfer pricing guidelines on financial transactions

27 July 2021

The OECD published new transfer pricing guidelines. Adrian Briner highlights their impact on intra-group loans, financial guarantees and cash pools.

New bureaucracy tasks for companies in the metals and minerals sector

New bureaucracy tasks for companies in the metals and minerals sector

3 June 2021

Those who trade in metals and minerals will soon be under new transparency and due diligence obligations. We provide information on new corporate social responsibility obligations.

China’s Measures for the Security Review of Foreign Investment: A Brief Overview

China’s Measures for the Security Review of Foreign Investment: A Brief Overview

15 February 2021

On January 18, 2021, the Measures for the Security Review of Foreign Investment of China ("Security Review Measures") came into force. With this new legislation

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Public Procurement 2021

4 February 2021

The revision of the Federal Act on Public Procurement adds a new awarding criterion, takes into account different price levels and introduces a stand-still rule

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HNA Group under Bankruptcy Reorganization in China – What does this mean?

2 February 2021

HNA under bankruptcy reorganization in China – what does this mean?

COVID-19 Deferral of Bankruptcy Filing in Switzerland

COVID-19 Deferral of Bankruptcy Filing in Switzerland

6 May 2020

Answers to the five most important questions regarding the Swiss COVID-19 rules on defer-ral of bankruptcy filings and the related directors' duties.

COVID-19 and Duties of a Swiss Subsidiary's Directors

COVID-19 and Duties of a Swiss Subsidiary's Directors

28 April 2020

Explanation of a Swiss subsidiary's board of directors' dilemma and duties in times of COVID-19.