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22 January 2020
Latest contribution of Sébastien Maury in L’AGEFI

Within the AGEFI’s monthly Supplément “Indices”, Sébastien Maury and Kevin Leuthardt observe that more is to be done in terms of tax incentives for startups and young entrepreneurs. Highlighting some good practices in other European countries, they are coming up with some thoughts which would enhance the attractiveness of Switzerland in that matter.

Tech M&A Conferences in Lausanne and Geneva – February 26 and February 27
21 January 2020

For the third year in a row, Corum and BianchiSchwald coorganise two executive seminars on the latest Tech M&A market trends. During these sessions, especially designed for IT and related technology companies, our experts – among which Hélène Weidmann in Lausanne and Manuel Bianchi della Porta in Geneva – will share deal metrics and valuations strategies necessary to any company selling process.

15 January 2020
Upcoming seminar on the Financial Services Act (FSCin) and the Financial Institutions Act (FIA)

Thomas Goossens will take part as speaker in the next seminar organized by Pictet bank and the Geneva bar on February 6th, 2020. He will focus on the impact of the new legal regime on portfolio managers and trustees.

2 January 2020
Appointment of Stefan Scherrer as Partner of BianchiSchwald

We are delighted to announce that Stefan Scherrer has joined the partnership of our firm as of 1 January 2020. With Stefan Scherrer, 17 partners and 48 legal professionals in total are available in four locations to provide competent and solution-oriented legal advice, always retaining an overview of the business and commercial aspects of any mandate.

Revision of the statute of limitations as of 1 January 2020
24 December 2019

In our latest newsletter, Cyrill Süess and Tamara Rechsteiner discuss the most important changes of the statute of limitations as of 1 January 2020. The new revision of the Code of Obligations brings not only a new categorization of the applicable statute of limitations but also innovations regarding its duration. These fundamental changes will affect most areas of our legal system and required the amendment of 30 federal statutes. Our professionals provide recommendations on how to apply the new provisions as well as on the impact the revision will have on other legal matters such as general terms and conditions or the recommended duration to retain documents.

Latest contribution of Sébastien Maury in Handelszeitung
12 December 2019

Read Sébastien Maury’s article (as co-writer) about why the last Swiss tax reform is not enough for startup and what should be implemented in order to boost the startup environment.