Newsletters

Newsletters

One service that is particularly valued by clients is the publications we produce in different languages: clear, understandable articles and reports, and in-depth guides to specific legislation. Please find here our latest Lenz & Staehelin newsletters:

January 2020
Judgement of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court 145 II 252
Notion of public procurement: importance of the distinction between the State's administrative and financial assets
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November 2019
Low fines for vertical price fixing against Swiss ski manufacturer Stöckli after leniency application
The Swiss Competition Commission fined Stöckli Swiss Sports with decision from August 19, 2019 for vertical price fixing with its dealers.
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November 2019
Relevant changes for trustees in final ordinance of the Financial Institutions Act
On November 6, 2019, the Swiss Federal Council adopted the final version of the implementing ordinance of the Swiss Financial Institutions Ordinance ("FinIO").
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November 2019
Publication of the final versions of the implementing ordinances of the Swiss Federal Financial Services Act and the Swiss Federal Financial Institutions Act
On November 6, 2019, the Swiss Federal Finance Department published the final versions of the implementing ordinances of the Swiss Federal Financial Services Act and of the Swiss Federal Financial Institutions Act.
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September 2019
Proposal for an unregulated fund category for qualified investors
On June 26, 2019, the Federal Council launched a consultation on certain amendments to the Collective Investment Schemes Act (CISA).
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September 2019
Key amendments to the draft implementing ordinances of the new Swiss Federal Financial Services Act and the Swiss Federal Financial Institutions Act
On October 24, 2018, the Swiss Federal Finance Department ("FFD") published for consultation the draft implementing ordinances of the Swiss Federal Financial Services Act and of the Swiss Federal Financial Institutions Act.
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September 2019
New leading case regarding transfer restrictions for registered shares
In a recent new leading case (4A_623/2018 dated July 31, 2019), the Swiss Federal Supreme Court addressed a number of questions regarding the transfer restrictions for unlisted registered shares.
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August 2019
Joint venture-party legitimized to lodge sole complaint against ComCo's prohibition decision
In its decision of June 24, 2019, the Federal Supreme Court affirms Ticketcorner Holding AG's sole legitimacy to lodge a complaint against ComCo's prohibition of the merger between its wholly-owned subsidiary Ticketcorner AG and Starticket AG.
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July 2019
The entry into force of the 2009 Protocol to the Swiss / US treaty is likely to generate new (group) information requests
Almost ten years after its signature, the 2009 protocol to the Swiss-US treaty should enter into force.
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July 2019
State liability: no compensation for indirect damage of shareholders
In a recently published decision (2C_809/2018), the Swiss Federal Supreme Court rejected damages claims brought by former shareholders of TEMPUS Privatbank Ltd based on the Swiss Federal Liability Act.
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