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krfacts November Edition 2020

Revision of the Commercial Register Law: New Regulations from January 1, 2021

With effect on January 1, 2021, the Swiss Commercial Register Law will be revised and modernized. The revision will bring administrative relief for companies and streamline the regulations. The aim is also to improve the quality and timeliness of the personal data held in the Commercial Register. The new regulations will lead to changes in the Commercial Register Law in the Swiss Code of Obligations (OR), in the Commercial Register Ordinance (HRegV) and to a new Ordinance on Fees for the Commercial Register (GebV-HReg).

26.11.2020
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krfacts September Edition 2020

Debt collection in Switzerland - collection and enforcement of Claims

A creditor in Switzerland or abroad has a claim against a debtor in Switzerland which is undisputed or established by a court decision. What can be done to ensure that the creditor gets his money?

09.09.2020
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Special Edition July 07, 2020

COVID-19: Further relaxation and new measures since 01 July 2020

Since 11 May 2020, the measures in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic have been gradually relaxed. Since the last edition of krfacts -as of 17 June 2020 -the Federal Council has worked out further easing measures. However, on 1 July 2020, further measures to contain the coronavirus were added. These -as of 07 July 2020 -are briefly described below.

07.07.2020
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krfacts Special Edition June 17, 2020

COVID-19: Easing Lockdown Measures and the legal implications

Since 11 May 2020, measures have been gradually eased in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the way back to normality has been paved. In addition, politicians have taken up various issues relating to the COVID-19 pandemic and developed appropriate solutions. These circumstances have legal implications for various issues. In this krfacts special issue, individual topics are addressed and the effects of the relaxation and changes -as of 17 June 2020 -are briefly described.

17.06.2020
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Special Edition May 11, 2020

COVID-19: Assembly of companies

In connection with the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the associated circumstances, new legal questions arise, the answering of which currently presents the experts with difficult tasks. In view of the highly complex situation, we try to provide information onthe legal topics as simply as possible. This special issue of krfacts provides information about the current regulations on assembly of companies (Chapter I.) and condominium owners’ assembly (Chapter II.).

11.05.2020
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Special Edition April 21, 2020

COVID 19: insolvency law

In connection with the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the associated circumstances, new legal questions arise, the answering of which currently presents the experts with difficult tasks. In view of the highly complex situation, we try to provide information on the legal topics as simply as possible. This special issue of krfacts presents the COVID-19 Ordinance on Insolvency Law issued by the Federal Council.

21.04.2020
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Special Edition April 21, 2020–Update of April 09, 2020

COVID-19: contract law and Federal Emergency ordinances

Special Edition on contract law and bridging loans: The coronavirus (COVID-19) and the associated conditions give rise to new legal questions, the answers to which pose a difficult challenge for experts. In view of the highly complex situation, our goal is to provide information on the legal issues as simply as possible. In this special edition of krfacts, contract law (I.) and the bridging loans granted by Federal Council Ordinance (II.) are presented.

21.04.2020
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krfacts Special Editon April 21, 2020

Disruptions to performance caused by the COVID-19 pandemic: private arbitral tribunals can decide in an efficient and adept manner

The COVID-19 pandemic is having major effects onthe economy both in Switzerland and further afield. Thousands of contracts now cannot be honoured at all, or at least not to the extent stipulated. There is uncertainty concerning the financial and legal consequences of such disruptions to performance. Industry and trade associations are rightly calling on their members to reach amicable solutions. Whilst this will be possible in many cases, it must be assumed that numerous disputes will have to be adjudicated by a neutral body. Private arbitration can help to deal efficiently with this increased need for decisions. Arbitral tribunals can issue binding decisions swiftly, and thus ensure legal certainty between the parties within a relatively short space of time.

21.04.2020
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Special Edition April 21, 2020 – Update of April 09, 2020

COVID-19: Measures within the Healthcare Sector

The measures adopted by the Federal Council in order to protect the general public in relation to the spread of the Coronavirus also have implications for operators in the healthcare sector. In this issue of krfacts we would like to provide you with information concerning 1) the postponement of non-urgent procedures and treatment; 2) export controls onprotective equipment; 3) the supply of important medical products; and 4) advance healthcare directives.

21.04.2020
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Special Edition April 21, 2020–Update of April 09, 2020

COVID-19: Short-Time Work

Please find below the most important information to short-time work. In addition, you will find in blue the changes as of 17 April 2020 concerning persons at high risk.

21.04.2020
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