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Unjustified debt enforcement - what can be done?

Unjustified debt enforcement - what can be done?

When is an unjustified debt enforcement no longer shown in the debt enforcement register extract?

If a debtor fails to meet his payment obligations, the creditor may, instead of bringing a court action, first initiate debt...

Family reunification in Switzerland of foreign relatives

Family reunification in Switzerland of foreign relatives

International treaties and the Swiss Federal Constitution guarantee the protection of family life. This fundamental right can give persons residing in Switzerland the right to bring foreign family members to Switzerland. Such...

The Duties of Conduct under the Financial Services Act (FinSA)

The Duties of Conduct under the Financial Services Act (FinSA)

FinSA / FinIA – Our blog series with the most important findings for the business world (post 6)

The new Financial Services Act (FinSA) has been in force since 1 January. The new law lays down various conduct obligations for...

Findings of the Basler CPC-Day 2019

Findings of the Basler CPC-Day 2019

On 15 November 2019, the annual conference as part of the continuing education series "Recht aktuell" concerning the latest developments in civil procedural law ("Basel CPC-Day") took place, organised by the Faculty of Law of the...

Brexit: What trademark owners need to know

Brexit: What trademark owners need to know

The Brexit saga continues: After several postponements of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union (EU), the new deadline is 31 January 2020. Until then, the two parties have time to agree on the withdrawal...

Framework Agreement between Switzerland and the EU

Framework Agreement between Switzerland and the EU

Negotiations between Switzerland and the European Union (EU) on an institutional framework agreement (German only) aimed at placing bilateral relations between Switzerland and the EU on a more sustainable footing and paving the...

Focus on taxes - employees: Participation in the success of the startup

Focus on taxes - employees: Participation in the success of the startup

The founding of a startup is typically a turbulent process. An existing idea has to be transformed into a business model, the team has to be assembled and investors have to be found for the financing. The focus in this phase is on...

Defence against the Import of Counterfeits into Switzerland: What are the Pitfalls?

Defence against the Import of Counterfeits into Switzerland: What are the Pitfalls?

Counterfeits are increasingly traded online. More and more, counterfeits are imported in very small quantities. As a defence against such imports, trademark owners in Switzerland can request assistance from the Swiss Federal...

Separation of advertising in #influencer marketing in Switzerland

Separation of advertising in #influencer marketing in Switzerland

The influencer marketing trend has made its way to Switzerland. In the past, well-known personalities from sport or culture became brand ambassadors of a company through sponsoring. Today, theoretically anyone with successful...

England flights: Cancelled after Brexit?

England flights: Cancelled after Brexit?

On 31 October 2019, the period for the United Kingdom (UK) to leave the European Union (EU) would have expired. In the meantime, however, the 27 remaining EU Member States have agreed to the requested extension of the deadline and...

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