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For the fourth consecutive year, attorney-at-law Christophe Wilhelm has been chosen to appear in The Best Lawyers guide

Best Lawyers, a guide to the world’s leading law firms and lawyers, has chosen attorney-at-law Christophe Wilhelm to appear in the 10th edition (2020) of their guide The Best Lawyers in Switzerland in Switzerland in the field of corporate law for the fourth consecutive year.… «...Read more»

Is an open space office layout compliant with GDPR and LPD?

For several years now, there has been a tendency to adopt open space offices, in other words a workspace in which the offices are not separated by partitions. The idea is to make communication within the company more fluid while at the same time bringing… «...Read more»

Ms. Anne Dorthe has successfully completed her training as a data protection officer in Enterprise/DPO.

This training, offered in collaboration with the University of Geneva and organized within the Vaud Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CVI), presents a multidisciplinary approach to the implementation of data protection in companies. It provides the necessary instruments for Data protection officers (DPO) to bring… «...Read more»

Attorney-at-law Ema Bolomey has successfully obtained a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Economics and Regulatory Law.

This training, offered in collaboration with the University of Lausanne and IDHEAP, aimed to expose the different modes of collaboration between public authorities and the private sector. It exposed in details the instruments of public procurement, concessions, public-private partnerships, subsidies, joint ventures and other forms… «...Read more»

Ms Anne Dorthe will take part to the further training « Representative of of the data protection within companies – DPO » which takes place in autumn 2018 at the Chambre vaudoise du commerce et de l’industrie

This training offers a multidisciplinary approach of the application of the data protection in a company. It offers the necessary tools to representatives (for instance DPO) to comply with the applicable laws. The participation of Me Anne Dorthe to this training fits into the approach… «...Read more»

The social plan: when must it be negotiated and what must it contain?

Since 1 January 2014, the Swiss Code of Obligations (CO) has required Swiss employers to “hold negotiations with the employees with the aim of preparing a social plan”, in the event of mass redundancies, but only in certain situations. The social plan is defined in… «...Read more»

Discover our areas of expertise through our case studies!

Since the beginning of 2018, we have received more than one hundred and fifty new briefs, especially in the following fields: Since the beginning of our activity, we have worked on the following cases: Facebook0TwitterLinkedin «...Read more»

Implementation of the GDPR: initial findings and penalties running to thousands of euros!

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25 May 2018. As we explained previously here, this Regulation may also apply to Swiss companies. Businesses concerned, both European and Swiss, were required to take various measures by 25 May last. These included,… «...Read more»

Dividend-right certificates may be an attractive alternative to compensate key stakeholders in the company

Articles 653ff of the Swiss Code of Obligations (CO) stipulate that a public limited company’s conditional capital is reserved for employees and beneficiaries of conversion rights. It is therefore closed to external agents who are neither employees nor members of the board of directors. However,… «...Read more»
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