Braun Martina / Conti Carlo / Künzler Oliver
Every resident in Switzerland is mandatorily obliged to be covered by basic healthcare insurance which provides for a wide range of services. Persons with lower incomes are, in principle, granted reductions on the premiums payable for such basic healthcare insurance. Thus, every resident in Switzerland is granted access to affordable healthcare. In general, therapeutic products are only reimbursed if they are listed on the so-called specialty list. In order to be listed thereon, a medicinal product must be admitted by the competent Swiss authority, and has to satisfy the criteria of effectiveness, functionality and economic efficiency, based on which the maximum price for the therapeutic product in question is determined.
The Intellectual Property Review, Chapter 20 Switzerland
In: Life Science Recht (LSR) 1/2019, S. 53-59 (Tagungsbericht zum Seminar des Europa Instituts an der Universität Zürich vom 2.10.2019 zum Thema "Aktuelle Entwicklungen im Bereich Life Sciences")
In: E-Letter WEKA Recht vom 25.9.2019
Bachmann Roland / Münst Burger Milena
Newsletter 2/19: Competition from employees ceasing to work for an employer – prevention and safeguarding interests
When an employee ceases to work for an employer, loyalty to his employer is put to the test. There is a great temptation to solicit the former employer’s clients for personal gain and to exploit manufacturing or other trade secrets for the employee’s personal benefit or the benefit of a competing business. This newsletter shows how companies can prevent this and how they can defend themselves against prohibited conduct by employees who no longer work for them.
Braun Martina / Hostettler Yannick / Müller Melanie / Strahm Andrea
Andrea Strahm / Martina Braun / Yannick Hostettler / Melanie Müller, Eighth Edition, London 2019, pp. 248-259
Schott-Morgenroth Katja / Tschirky Nicole
If, in addition to benefi tting family and friends, some of the assets of a person’s estate are intended for charitable purposes, foundations are often considered as possible recipients of these funds. It may, in some cases, also be necessary to transfer a proportion of the assets to a foundation or to set up a foundation while the person is still alive.
Die Verjährung im Recht der direkten Bundessteuer und der harmonisierten kantonalen Steuern (in German)
IFF Schriftenreihe Finanzwirtschaft und Finanzrecht, Band 115, Bern 2019
Schifferli Michael A.
Commentary on Articles 35 - 44 of the CISG
In: Peter Mankowski (ed.), Commercial Law, IEBL International and European Business Law, Munich/Oxford/Baden-Baden, 2018 (together with Prof. Christoph Brunner)
Graf Karin / Umbach-Spahn Brigitte
Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards in Swiss Insolvency Proceedings – lessons learnt from the decisions of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court in the Swissair case (in German)
Summary of the article in the ASA Bulletin, Volume 36, No. 4, 2018: When can a foreign arbitral award be enforced in Swiss insolvency proceedings against the insolvent defendant? This question arises because according to the pro-visions of the NYC, enforcement may be refused if the subject matter of the dispute is non-arbitrable. The arbitrability of insolvency-related claims is contentious under Swiss law and actions to contest a schedule of claims are portrayed as being non-arbitrable. In the Swissair case, the Supreme Court has now rendered various deci-sions dealing with the significance of foreign civil judgements for the assessment of claims and related schedules of claims proceedings in Swiss insolvency proceedings. The principles thereby developed can be applied to arbitration and lead to the identification of four different scenarios. These scenarios are discussed in the article.
Künzler Oliver / Rostetter Marco
This article analyses selected current and future challenges in the technology sector, focusing on typical legal risks and challenges, typical legal structure of tech deals under Swiss law, dealing with legal risks and challenges in tech deals, and challenges of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.