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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

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

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

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

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....

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