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We are strengthening our team with 5 new Partners

We are delighted to announce that Thomas Kälin, Karin Oberlin, Léonard Stoyanov, Maud Udry-Alhanko and Christophe Pétermann have joined our partnership. Thomas Kälin, lic.iur., Certified Expert in Social Insurance Law, Partner Zurich Thomas Kälin advises national and international clients in employment law as well as social insurance and immigration law. He has a broad experience in procedural...

Meyerlustenberger Lachenal: World-leading Trademark Firm 2016

The firm has been awarded the Gold Status rating in the renowned WTR 1000 ranking for an outstanding performance in trademark enforcement and litigation. As a leader in trademark prosecution and strategy as well the strong IP Team is recommended for "the inclusiveness of its offering and the clarity of its commercial focus". The "brilliant" head of practice Michael Ritscher as well as partners Pet...

Launch of themed IP workshops in Zurich

On 25th November 2015 the IP practice organised a workshop under the title „Farbmarke – Quo vadis?“ addressing the recent developments in colour trademark protection. With the support of Dr. Anne Niedermann, Institut für Demoskopie Allensbach (IfD Allensbach), and Prof. Ulrich Bachmann, Institute of Colour an Light (ICL), Zurich, participants discussed the future of colour trademarks in the light...

Global Competition Review "GCR 100" features Christophe Rapin in 16th Edition Guide

Heading the competition practice at Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Christophe Rapin also chairs the Swiss association for competition law. Based out of Geneva and Brussels, he works with Zurich-based Martin Ammann, a partner with 24 years of Swiss and EU competition law experience. Christophe Rapin's work is recognized in the 16th Edition Guide of GCR 100; A guide to the world's leading competition...

Leading lawyer Patricia Guerra is "one of the most important women in wealth"

Practice area: Private Clients , Private Banking

Ranked as Leading Lawyer and Power Woman by Citywealth, Patricia Guerra's expertise in delivering outstanding private client legal services has again been recognized.  As stated by Citywealth, "Patricia Guerra is senior partner and head of private clients Zurich of the Swiss leading law firm Meyerlustenberger Lachenal. She has substantial experience and expertise in the advice of high net worth...

IFLR 1000: Clients nominate Leading Lawyers 2016

Thomas Lustenberger, Christophe Rapin and Alexander Vogel, partners at the law firm Meyerlustenberger Lachenal, have been named Leading Lawyers 2016 by IFLR 1000, a recognized guide to the world's leading financial law firms. Every year IFLR conducts research to recognize 7,000 outstanding lawyers in over 120 jurisdictions who have been nominated by clients and peers for the quality of their work....

Arbeitszeiterfassung – Neue Möglichkeiten ab 1. Januar 2016

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Practice area: Labour Law , Labour Law, Social Security and Immigration

Gestützt auf die geltende Rechtslage ist der Arbeitgeber zu einer strikten Arbeitszeiterfassung verpflichtet, welche mit der Realität des modernen Arbeitsalltags oftmals nicht mehr vereinbar ist. Per 1. Januar 2016 werden neue Verordnungsbestimmungen (Art. 73a und 73b ArGV1) in Kraft treten, gemäss welchen Lockerungen in der Arbeitszeiterfassung vereinbart werden können. Welche Optionen ab 1....

Manuel Arroyo praised as international arbitration expert for benchmark publication

“Arbitration in Switzerland – The Practitioner’s Guide”, which is the most comprehensive overview of the law and practice of international arbitration in Switzerland, was recently praised in Germany’s leading arbitration journal (SchiedsVZ). Manuel Arroyo, the sole editor and co-author of this 1’650 page treatise, was referred to as “recognized arbitration expert” and lauded for his paramount...

The entry of the USA and Japan to the Hague System: International design protection gains significantly in importance

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Practice area: Patents and Life Sciences

What has been announced for a long time and was eagerly expected by international legal experts, Japan and the USA have now put into practice. With effect as of 13 May 2015, they signed the Hague Agreement concerning the international registration of industrial design and models (Hague Agreement). From now on it will be possible to obtain, with a single design registration at the WIPO in Geneva,...

Madoff case: Claw-Back Claim

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Practice area: Private Clients

1. Decision of the Federal Tribunal of 21 February 2012The question as to whether a bank may object to the restitution of a client's assets within the context of the proceedings started in the US in the Bernard L. Madoff matter had led to a decision of the Federal tribunal dated 22 February 2012 (1). In that matter a bank which had been sued in the US by the Trustee of BLMIS was confronted with...

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