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Guide to the organisation of an e-Sports tournament

Guide to the organisation of an e-Sports tournament

In the context of the corona crisis, the world of sport is also facing a major challenge. No events can take place in the foreseeable future, leaving professional sportsmen and women virtually unemployed and depriving holders of...

David Rosenthal: New partner at VISCHER

Expansion of our practice in data and technology law:

David Rosenthal: New partner at VISCHER

In David Rosenthal, VISCHER’s data and technology law practice is gaining prominent backing. The already established and recognized...

Compensation for home office costs: No reason to panic

Compensation for home office costs: No reason to panic

Over the weekend, the media extensively covered the Federal Supreme Court's decision BGer 4A_533/2018 of 23 April 2019, according to which employees who work home-based ("home office") are entitled to (proportional) compensation...

The Debt-Restructuring Moratorium under COVID-19

The Debt-Restructuring Moratorium under COVID-19

What is a debt-restructuring moratorium?

Since 20 April 2020, both the judicial and debt collection pauses have ended. The legal standstill decreed by the Swiss Federal Council in accordance with Art. 62 of the Debt Enforcement...

COVID-19 Deferral of Bankruptcy Filing in Switzerland

COVID-19 Deferral of Bankruptcy Filing in Switzerland

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, many companies in Switzerland could face bankruptcy. Every board of directors must take action in the corona crisis (see our blog posts "What do I need to know as the member of a Swiss board of...

New credit-card sized work and residence permits

New credit-card sized work and residence permits

Overview

It is expected that by July 1, 2021, all cantons in Switzerland will have completed the changeover from paper-based work and residence permits to credit card format. The main reason for the change from paper format is...

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

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

The COVID-19 pandemic induced crisis is a challenge for every director of a Swiss company (see our blog post "What do I need to know as the member of a Swiss board of directors in times of the coronavirus?"). The situation for the...

Back to Work despite COVID-19: Duty of care versus right to give instructions

Back to Work despite COVID-19: Duty of care versus right to give instructions

Since 27 April 2020, the Swiss Federal Council allows the reopening of various previously closed businesses subject to certain requirements. After the first wave of COVID-19 cases in Switzerland has subsided, a gradual return to...

"Help is on the way" - The Swiss COVID-19 Insolvency Law Ordinance

"Help is on the way" - The Swiss COVID-19 Insolvency Law Ordinance

On April 20, 2020, the Swiss COVID-19 Insolvency Law Ordinance (only German) came into force, after an emergency legal freeze ended on April 19, 2020 (see our blog post "Federal Council orders a nationwide stay of debt enforcement...

Economic crisis situations: Flexible deployment of employees

Economic crisis situations: Flexible deployment of employees

In economic crisis situations, employers must, as far as possible, take targeted measures to save both the jobs of employees and the company itself.

In addition to the recently much-discussed possibility of implementing reduced...

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