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Social insurance obligation of foreign employees

Social insurance obligation of foreign employees

Overview

Switzerland has concluded numerous bilateral and multinational agreements with the aim of avoiding double social security obligations for foreigners. These include in particular the agreement for nationals of EU/EFTA...

How is income from e-sports events taxed?

How is income from e-sports events taxed?

There is no blanket answer to this question. Each case has to be considered individually.

E-sport, i.e. the direct competition between people using suitable video and computer games on different devices and digital platforms...

COVID-19 moratorium for SMEs - who benefits?

COVID-19 moratorium for SMEs - who benefits?

The COVID-19 regulation on insolvency law set out the conditions under which COVID-19-related over-indebtedness of the company does not to lead to a declaration of bankruptcy by the board of directors (see our blog post "COVID-19...

Integrity and Transparency for Therapeutic Products – 6 Common Myths

Integrity and Transparency for Therapeutic Products – 6 Common Myths

On 1 January 2020, the new provisions on integrity and transparency and on the passing on of discounts and benefits in the therapeutic products sector entered into force. The former provision on the promise and acceptance of...

Overview of the Covid-19 measures in Switzerland from an Immigration law perspective

Overview of the Covid-19 measures in Switzerland from an Immigration law perspective

In order to prevent or contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Switzerland has ordered several measures applying to the Swiss population and organizations. These measures aim at reducing the frequency of transmission and...

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...

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