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Modification de l'art. 39 LDTR: évolution ou révolution?

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Practice area: Real Estate and Rental Law

Published on 25-May-2016

Parmi les lois qui font le plus parler d'elles à Genève figure la Loi sur les démolitions, transformations et rénovations de maisons d’habitation (LDTR). Souvent décriée par les acteurs des milieux immobiliers, qui lui reprochent de freiner la rénovation du parc immobilier genevois(1), elle constitue un écueil incontournable pour les professionnels comme pour tout particulier souhaitant mettre en...

Dernière chance pour les titulaires de comptes non déclarés

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Practice area: Tax Law

Published on 04-May-2016

Après l’expiration du délai référendaire concernant la loi fédérale sur l’échange international automatique de renseignements en matière fiscale, plus rien ne s’oppose à l’introduction de l’échange automatique des données bancaires (EAR). À l’avenir, les autorités fiscales suisses recevront des informations détaillées sur les comptes bancaires étrangers de citoyens suisses. Si ces actifs à...

Andrea Sieber appointed as new member of the board of directors of Allreal Holding AG

Zurich, April 16, 2016 – We are delighted to announce that the annual general meeting of Allreal Holding AG has appointed Andrea Sieber as new member of the board of directors of Allreal Holding AG.  Andrea Sieber is Partner and member of Meyerlustenberger Lachenal’s M&A/corporate practice group. She specializes in national and international mergers and acquisitions, private equity and capital...

Letzte Chance zur Regularisierung unversteuerter Gelder

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Practice area: Tax Law

Published on 07-Apr-2016

Mit dem gestrigen Ablauf der Referendumsfrist zum Bundesgesetz über den internationalen automatischen Informationsaustausch in Steuersachen steht der Einführung des automatischen Informationsaustausches (AIA) nichts mehr im Weg. Die Schweizer Steuerbehörden werden in Zukunft detaillierte Angaben über ausländische Vermögenswerte von Schweizerinnen und Schweizern erhalten. Soweit solche...

Upcoming deadline on 31 March 2016 to comply with revised disclosure rules for significant shareholdings

Practice area: General Corporate Law

Published on 20-Mar-2016

As of 1 January 2016, revised regulations for the disclosure of significant shareholdings in listed companies and amendments to takeover regulations took effect. Pursuant to the transitory provisions, facts that occurred before 1 January 2016, but trigger a reporting obligation under the new law, must be reported by 31 March 2016. On 19 June 2015, the Swiss Parliament finalized the new...

Eyes in the Sky: Regulatory Framework for operation of Drones in Switzerland

Practice area: Technology, Media and Telecommunication

Published on 19-Feb-2016

1. Drone Technology opens new business opportunities For some time now, drones - or more technically speaking “Unmanned Aviation Vehicles (UAVs)” or “Remotely Piloted Aviation Systems (RPAS)” – are making the headlines. The term “drone” is used for aircraft that are remotely piloted or autonomously navigated without a human pilot on board of the aircraft. It includes various types of unmanned...

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

Practice area: Trademarks, Design & Advertising , Patents and Life Sciences

Published on 22-Jan-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

Practice area: Trademarks, Design & Advertising

Published on 22-Jan-2016

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

Practice area: Competition, Antitrust and Trade Law

Published on 13-Jan-2016

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...

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