March 2020

The emergency measures taken by the Swiss Federal Council in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has forced various businesses throughout Switzerland to temporarily close their doors. The resulting effects for affected businesses are drastic. Last Friday, the Swiss Federal Council enacted further COVID-19 related regulations to grant tenants affected by the COVID-19 emergency regulations extended deadlines to pay overdue rents before the landlord can terminate the lease. The Swiss Federal Council further called upon tenants and landlords to seek measured and bipartisan solutions.