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Counterfeits in Small Parcels: Simplified Swiss Destruction Procedure

Counterfeits in Small Parcels: Simplified Swiss Destruction Procedure

Increasingly, counterfeits are ordered online and imported in small quantities, often under the radar of customs authorities. The Swiss legislator has recognised the need for action and intends to counteract this phenomenon by...

Work and Residence Permits in Switzerland

Work and Residence Permits in Switzerland

Switzerland has long been an international business hub with a continuous two-way traffic in money, people and knowhow. Recent changes in the banking world and the political sentiment around immigration have started to affect the...

New rules for drone operations and a look into the future

New rules for drone operations and a look into the future

Current Swiss law

Under current Swiss law, in principle, drones (i.e. unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAV) weighing less than 30 kg may be operated without any authorisation and are not subject to registration. However, drone...

Burn-out – Employers' obligations to investigate and act

Burn-out – Employers' obligations to investigate and act

The so-called burn-out syndrome is a medical condition that has become increasingly common in recent years and is a frequently discussed topic. So far, there have been practically no liability claims by employees against their...

MDR Effective from 26 May 2020 – Medical Device Makers Required to Act

MDR Effective from 26 May 2020 – Medical Device Makers Required to Act

On 26 May 2020, the new Regulation 2017/745 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 April 2017 on Medical Devices (Medical Device Regulation, "MDR") will become effective. The MDR replaces the previous legal bases valid...

Brexit is Reality - Impact on Swiss Immigration

Brexit is Reality - Impact on Swiss Immigration

At the latest after the last vote in the British Parliament it was clear that the United Kingdom would leave the EU on 31st January 2020. Thanks to a regulated transition period, however, the concrete effects of Brexit will only...

Coronavirus – What employers should know

Coronavirus – What employers should know

The coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which recently appeared for the first time in humans in Wuhan, China, is continuing to spread globally. Several confirmed cases have already been reported from France and Germany and sooner or later,...

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...

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