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Swiss Supreme Court Confirms Regular Data Update In International Tax Assistance Procedures
The Swiss Federal Tax Administration (SFTA) may provide on a regular basis information to their foreign counterparts on the status of international administrative assistance proceedings in tax matters
22 Nov 2017
Taxi Drivers With Central Headquarters Are Considered Employees For Social Security Purposes
If independent taxi drivers are affiliated with a central headquarter, they are considered to be their employees, so the Swiss Federal Supreme Court in a decision of November 9, 2017. This will make them much better protected in the future.
22 Nov 2017
Swiss Federal Administrative Court Confirms Age Discrimination In Governmental Educational Programs
A general age restriction for candidates applying to an educational leadership program for music teachers offered by the Swiss Federal Government violates the constitutional principle of non-discrimination.
4 Aug 2017
Swiss Supreme Court Refines "Business Judgement Rule" Applicable To Corporate Board Members In Switzerland
Swiss company A concluded in December 2008 a loan agreement with Swiss company B over CHF 200'000. Company B used the first CHF 100'000 for a loan to be granted unsecured to Swiss company C so that Company C was able to pay its debts...
19 Jul 2017
Swiss Supreme Court Confirms CAS' Four Year FIFA Ban For Michel Platini
The Swiss Supreme Court dismissed on June 29, 2017, a complaint by Michel Platini against a decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne.
7 Jul 2017
Swiss Supreme Court Rules On Bonus Forfeiture Clauses
A high ranking bank manager of a Geneva bank had been dismissed in November 2015 under a six month garden leave following an internal money-laundering investigation against the bank manager and his team.
29 Jun 2017
Swiss Supreme Court Tightens Rules For State Providers In Public Procurement Procedures
In January 2015, the Swiss Federal Communications Office (Bakom) invited for a public tender offer for the analysis of Swiss National Television's online offer.
23 Jun 2017
Swiss Supreme Court Cancels Arbitration Award On Hotel And Casino Project Due To Violation Of The Right To Be Heard
A company under the law of the Principality of Liechtenstein entered in 1996 into a development and construction contract on a hotel and casino project in the West Bank.
22 Jun 2017
Zürich Tenancy Court Validates Airbnb Business Model
The Zurich Tenancy Court, a specialized court for disputes amongst tenants and landlords - ruled in a decision published this week that a tenant is basically allowed to provide his or her apartment via Airbnb to paying guests...
11 Apr 2017
Swiss Supreme Court Confirms Conviction On Membership In A Criminal Organisation
In a decision of March 7, 2017, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court confirmed the conviction by the first instance Swiss Federal Criminal Court against two Iraqi men for being member of a criminal organization.
4 Apr 2017
Special Arbitration Panel During BASELWORLD
The Baselworld Panel is an arbitration board that deals with complaints about violations of intellectual property rights during the BASELWORLD taking place between March 23, 2017, and March 30, 2017.
3 Apr 2017
First Time Swiss Court Disapproves Discrimination Of The Handicapped
For the first time, a court of first instance in Switzerland has ruled that a spa located in the Canton of Apenzell had discriminated against handicapped children by prohibiting them access to the spa.
27 Mar 2017
One Day Delay In Filing Detailed Claim Statement Possibly Acceptable In International Arbitration
In a decision rendered on March 2, 2017, the Swiss Supreme Court ruled that a sole arbitrator did not violate fundamental procedural principles and/or a party's right to be appropriately heard by . . .
21 Mar 2017
Extended Participation Rights When Swiss Federal Prosecutors' Take Evidence Abroad
The Swiss Federal Criminal Court in Bellinzona ruled that an accused party may personally participate in cases where the Swiss Federal Attorneys Office takes evidence abroad via the means of international criminal assistance procedures.
13 Mar 2017
Swiss Supreme Court Denies Anew Free Legal Aid In International Arbitration Matters
In a decision of February 9, 2017, the Swiss Supreme Court ruled (amongst others) that parties in an international arbitration proceeding under Switzerland's International Private Law Act of 1987...
2 Mar 2017
Swiss Supreme Court Guides Anew On Interpretation Of Flawed Arbitration Clauses
In a decision of January 24, 2017, the Swiss Supreme Court rendered once more guidance on the interpretation of flawed arbitration clauses.
27 Feb 2017
Swiss International Arbitration Rules To Be Updated
Global surveys on the international arbitration scene published in 2015 continue to name Switzerland as one of the leading places for international arbitration along with London, Paris, Singapore and Hong Kong.
10 Feb 2017
Ante Portas: English As An Official Language In Switzerland
At the beginning of this year, the Swiss Federal Government presented a legislative bill to revise certain aspects of international arbitration legislation in Switzerland.
10 Feb 2017
Swiss Nationals May Fall Under Lex Koller When Substantially Financed By Foreigners
A Swiss national residing in Dubai and married to a British husband wanted to purchase two land parcels in the Canton of Friborg for CHF 1.6 million.
18 Jan 2017
No Obligation For Facebook Switzerland To Disclose User Data In Criminal Proceedings
In a decision rendered on November 16, 2016, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court ruled that Facebook Switzerland cannot be obliged by state prosecutors of the Canton of Vaud to transfer data...
9 Jan 2017
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