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By Simone Brauchbar Birkhäuser
In Switzerland everyone agrees: One watch is not like the other watch and details matter. The Swiss Federal Supreme Court in one of its rare cases in design matters just confirmed this view under several aspects.
By Niklaus J. Zaugg
This article is partly based on a speech the author held on 31 May 2017 during the University of Zurich Europe Institute's third seminar on arbitration ("Hot Topics").
By Niklaus J. Zaugg
In its landmark decision DFT 141 III 229 dated 29 May 2015 - also known as the "US law firm decision" -‚ the Swiss Federal Tribunal confirmed its previously established doctrine on the controlled transfer of a foreign award's effects ...
By Mark Cagienard, Fabien Liégeois
On 2 June 2017, the Swiss Federal Council set the agenda for a partial revision of the Federal Act on VAT. The partial revision makes a number of (rather technical) amendments to the existing Swiss VAT law.
By Simone Brauchbar Birkhäuser, Felix Kesselring
Should Ferrero, the producer of Nutella, be hindered to produce a Swiss-style Nutella just for the Swiss market with more cocoa powder than the "normal" Nutella?
By Kaspar Landolt, Matthias Kuert
On 16 February 2018, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA has published guidelines for enquiries regarding the regulatory framework for initial coin offerings.
By Tobias Somary
In a recent decision (BGE 143 III 51, 21 November 2016), the Swiss Federal Tribunal refused the recognition of a certificate of inheritance ("acte d'hoirie") established by an Egyptian Court.