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26 August 2018
Joint ventures - the do's and don'ts of successful partnerships

Another successful BianchiSchwald evening seminar is in the books! Peter Spuhler (owner and chairman of Stadler Rail Group) and Lucius Gehrig (Head Corporate Development Stadler Rail Group) were our guests and presented their experiences about Joint Ventures.

23 August 2018
Thomas Goossens’ participation to Friends of Funds’ next workshop – September 11th

On September 11th, Friends of Funds will organize in Geneva a workshop on the consequences of the Financial Services Act (FinSA) and the Financial Institutions Act (FinIA) on collective investments. Thomas Goossens will participate as a panelist sharing his knowledge of the new legislation. More information available on

15 July 2018
Stéphanie Chuffart-Finsterwald’s speech at the 6th Pan-European LES Young Members Congress

At the 6th Pan-European LES Young Members Congress, held in Zurich on July 13th, Stéphanie Chuffart-Finsterwald spoke, among other European specialists, about the future of litigation and ADR in medtech, biotech and pharma disputes.

9 July 2018
Yves de Coulon’s latest publication in Not@lex

BianchiSchwald co-Founder and Partner Yves de Coulon wrote a contribution to the June 2018 issue of Not@lex law review, into which he made an analysis of Swiss surface area law applied to cooperative and condominium ownership. Notalex is a quarterly publication issued by the Center of Notarial Law which focused on private and tax real estate law.

3 July 2018
Preliminary draft amending the AMLA: threat on attorneys?

Within the AGEFI’s monthly Supplément “Indices”, Thomas Goossens discusses the impacts that would have the potential modification of the Anti-Money Laundering Act (AMLA) on lawyers and on their professional duty of confidentiality.

Obligation to advise vacancies and Bitcoins as salary
29 June 2018

From July 1st, 2018, employers will have to comply with new requirements when hiring workers in some business sectors. This newsletter provides explanations regarding these obligations. Another topic is also developed: Bitcoins. Indeed, virtual currencies like Bitcoin are in the spotlight and are gaining importance in the real economy. This also raises the question of whether salary payments are permitted in cryptocurrencies and what has to be considered.