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13 March 2019
Manuel Bianchi della Porta, speaker at the BCDT’s conference “Transaction Risks”

At the BCDT’s conference Transaction Risks, held in The Ritz-Carlton Hotel de la Paix in Geneva on March 12th, Manuel Bianchi della Porta looked into new insurance products dealing with the risks and uncertainties of the buyer relating to the reps and warranties under a SPA.

6 March 2019
Decision from the Swiss supreme court regarding internet access providers

In a judgment dated 8 February 2019, the Federal Court dismissed Praesens-Film's appeal against Swisscom on the grounds that the operator is not obliged to prohibit access to foreign websites that illegally offer films to view or download. Opinion of Stéphanie Chuffart-Finsterwald in Le Temps of March 6, 2019.

1 March 2019
Sponsoring of the HSG Moot Court Team

BianchiSchwald is currently sponsoring the HSG Moot Court Team in view of its participation in the Vis Moot Court 2019 in Vienna. A successful trial run took place in our Zurich office on February 26, 2019. Attorneys of our Geneva and Zurich litigation team were enjoying the students’ pleadings. We wish them all the best in Vienna.

On the picture, from left to right: Adrian Trutmann (BianchiSchwald), Reto Tettamanti (HSG), Elena Merico (HSG), Milivoje Mitrovic (HSG), Christoph Gasser (BianchiSchwald), Patrice Züger (HSG), Melanie Rickenbach (HSG), Avijit Singh (HSG), Cyrill Süess (BianchiSchwald), Jean-Marc Carnicé (BianchiSchwald). 

28 February 2019
Partner Yves de Coulon, head of Real Estate & Construction Team, was the guest of Radio Lac's program "les clés de l'immobilier" to be interviewed about the MIPIM and about housing and urbanism development in Geneva

Interview on MIPIM and about housing and urbanism development in Geneva organised by Radio Lac, Geneva

18 January 2019
Appointment of Philippe Vladimir Boss and Cyrill Süess as partners of BianchiSchwald

Philippe Vladimir Boss and Cyrill Süess, both of whom have distinguished themselves by their dedication since the creation of BianchiSchwald, have been appointed partners of the firm.

BianchiSchwald wins patent infringement case regarding flow sensors before Swiss Federal Patent Court
18 January 2019

On December 18, 2018, the Swiss Federal Patent Court decided an almost three years lasting patent law dispute in favor of BianchiSchwald's Swiss client Hamilton Medical AG (“Hamilton”), represented by its partner Christoph Gasser, against its Swiss opponent imtmedical AG (“IMT”). The court ruled that IMT has infringed Hamilton’s Patent CH 701 755 B1 regarding flow sensors, in particular, proximal flow sensors, and approved Hamilton’s claim for injunction, destruction, and disclosure of business data. The decision is still subject to appeal. Hamilton’s claim for monetary compensation against IMT will part of the second stage of the proceeding.

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