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The holding of general meetings of shareholders during coronavirus outbreaks

The current coronavirus pandemic makes the task of those responsible for organizing the general meetings of public limited companies, whether listed or not, particularly difficult. On 16 March 2020, the Federal Council strengthened measures to protect the population by upgrading to the “extraordinary situation” level… «...Read more»

Continuation of our activities: communication of WILHELM Attorneys at Law regarding the COVID-19 pandemic

Dear Customers, dear Business Partners, In view of the public health measures recently implemented in the context of the VIDOC-19 crisis, we wish to reassure you of WILHELM Avocats SA’s ability to remain operational. We have put in place a strategy of continuity in the… «...Read more»

Coronavirus and labour law: what are the rights and obligations of employees and employers?

In recent weeks, the coronavirus has been at the heart of current events and concerns. Many questions arise, particularly from the point of view of labour law and the obligations of employees and employers in Switzerland. Many answers, sometimes different, have already been given by… «...Read more»

The demise of unlisted bearer shares paves the way for some hard-fought legal battles!

As no action was taken by the referendum deadline, the amendment bill of 21 June 2019 stipulating the end of bearer shares in unlisted companies came into force on 1 November 2019. Accordingly, companies whose share capital does not comprise listed or intermediated securities have… «...Read more»

Discover our law firm WILHELM Avocats, presented by its founder, attorney-at-law Christophe Wilhelm

WILHELM Avocats is an independent law firm specializing in Swiss commercial law, Swiss contract law, Swiss administrative law and Swiss data protection law, aiming to advise clients on international issues and cross-border issues linked to their businesses. Presentation of our firm with its founder, attorney-at-law… «...Read more»

The scheduled end of bearer shares in unlisted Swiss companies

Background The Swiss Federal Parliament brought an end to the regime of bearer shares in unlisted Swiss companies on 21 June 2019 when it approved a Federal Council bill relating to their abolition. Faced with combined pressure from the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and… «...Read more»

Steve Gomes joins our legal team at Wilhelm Avocats SA

We are delighted to announce that Me Steve Gomes, attorney-at-law, has joined our legal team at WILHELM Avocats SA as from the 1st of September 2019 after working in a renowned law firm in Geneva for several years. His areas of expertise are commercial law,… «...Read more»

The Swiss Federal Supreme Court has ruled that the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (the “Vienna Convention”) must prevail in Swiss domestic law

In a recently published ruling, 4A 543/2018 dated 28 May 2019, the Federal Supreme Court has clarified an important feature of the law concerning contracts for the international sale of goods. Our Highest Court has in fact confirmed that the United Nations Convention on Contracts… «...Read more»

What is the validity of a gift voucher issued for a limited period of time?

More and more often, we buy gift vouchers, to offer to our loved ones or to benefit from a promotional offer found on the Internet. Sites offering weekends in the mountains and dinners in gourmet restaurants at discounted prices are growing in number and competing… «...Read more»
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