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Directors' Duties in Times of COVID-19

Directors' Duties in Times of COVID-19

What do I need to know as the member of a Swiss board of directors in times of the coronavirus?

The spread of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) is causing turnovers to crash and is plunging the Swiss economy into an unprecedented...

Concluding Contracts becomes a Home Office Challenge – a Cheat Sheet

Concluding Contracts becomes a Home Office Challenge – a Cheat Sheet

The coronavirus demands high levels of flexibility and creativity from companies: As many employees work from home, established workflows are replaced by new ad-hoc processes. In addition, the extraordinary situation requires many...

EU Commission calls for postponement of the MDR start date

EU Commission calls for postponement of the MDR start date

The Agreement between Switzerland and the EU on mutual recognition in relation to conformity assessment (MRA) is part of the package of seven Bilateral I Agreements in place between Switzerland and the European Union. The MRA is...

"Help is coming!" – The COVID-19 Bridging Assistance from the Government

"Help is coming!" – The COVID-19 Bridging Assistance from the Government

Important Questions and Answers on the Bridging Loans

From 26 March 2020, numerous banks are providing bridging loans for Swiss companies that meet certain minimum criteria and have run into liquidity bottlenecks due to the...

Coronavirus: When mass dismissals or site closures become unavoidable

Coronavirus: When mass dismissals or site closures become unavoidable

The global economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic threatens the existence of many companies. The set of measures adopted by the Swiss Federal Council to cushion the economic consequences and the introduction of reduced working...

Coronavirus: How can existing financing be maintained?

Coronavirus: How can existing financing be maintained?

The spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the associated drastic measures taken by the authorities have significant, negative economic consequences for many companies. The forced partial or even complete closure of operations...

Federal Council orders a nationwide stay of debt enforcement proceedings

Federal Council orders a nationwide stay of debt enforcement proceedings

The regulation

For the first time since the First World War, the Federal Council ordered a nationwide stay of proceedings in the sense of art. 62 DEBA with the regulation of March 18, 2020. The stay of proceedings applies from...

The Top Ten questions on Reduced Working Hours (RWH)

The Top Ten questions on Reduced Working Hours (RWH)

In the last few days, we were able to assist many clients in a variety of questions in relation to reduced working hours ("RWH"). In this context, we were in close contact with the competent authorities and were able to gain...

Coronavirus: 5 Quick Answers on the Swiss School Closure

Coronavirus: 5 Quick Answers on the Swiss School Closure

Last Friday, the Swiss Federal Council has issued additional measures in relation to the new Coronavirus (see our recent posts: ["Coronavirus: what employers should know"] and ["Coronavirus: Reduced working hours to counter the...

Work Permit Quota System in Switzerland

Work Permit Quota System in Switzerland

On February 9, 2014, the Swiss population voted to accept a popular initiative aimed at stopping mass immigration which was launched by the Swiss People's Party (SVP). The relevant article 121a in the Swiss Constitution aims at...

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