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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.

Dr. iur. Markus Kaufmann, Luca Eigensatz

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.

Dr. iur. Markus Kaufmann, Luca Eigensatz

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.).

Dr. iur. Markus Kaufmann, Luca Eigensatz

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.

Dr. iur. Markus Kaufmann, Luca Eigensatz

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.

Dr. iur. Markus Kaufmann, Luca Eigensatz

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. Arbitral tribunals can issue binding decisions swiftly, and thus ensure legal certainty between the parties within a relatively short space of time.

Dr. iur. Irma Ambauen, Hubert Rüedi

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.

Andrea Meule

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.

Raffael Steger

21.04.2020
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Special Edition April 17, 2020

COVID 19: Measures in insolvency and procedural law

On 18 March 2020, the Federal Council ordered an extraordinary suspension of limitation periods under debt enforcement and bankruptcy law. The ordinary debt enforcement holiday suspensions appliesfrom 5 April 2020 until Sunday 19 April 2020. However, exceptions from this rule are permitted.

Dr. iur. Irma Ambauen, Dr. iur. Davide Pinelli

17.04.2020
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Special Edition April 09, 2020

COVID-19: Abuse of Coronavirus loans and criminal consequences

On 26 March 2020, as a result of the Coronavirus the Ordinance on the Grant of Loans and Joint and Several Loan Guarantees (COVID-19 Ordinance on Joint and Several Loan Guarantees) entered into force. According to this Ordinance, businesses are to be provided with sufficient liquidity through bridging loans in order to be able to cover their fixed costs, despite the revenue losses caused by the Coronavirus. Alongside the measures relating to reduced working hours and COVID loss of earnings compensation in order to cover salary costs, which have already approved by the Federal Council, these additional measures offer a comprehensive package of measures to avert the economic consequences of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Dr. iur. Davide Pinelli, Dr. iur. Markus Kaufmann

09.04.2020
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