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In the June preview of Commentaire de Jurisprudence Numérique (CJN), Stéphanie Fuld and Stéphanie Chuffart-Finsterwald provide advice to employers regarding recent developments in labour law and data protection, covering internal investigations, biometric and social media issues in the framework of the employment relationship.
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), an international professional agency whose purpose is to regulate and promote excellence and professionalism within the real estate profession held its France/Switzerland cross-border meetings between on June 9th and 10th, 2017. Approximately forty members of the RICS, Swiss and French real estate professionals, gathered in order to discuss a particularly dense agenda.
Yves de Coulon, MRICS and one of BianchiSchwald founding partners, made a presentation on "Real estate construction insurances in Switzerland" (access presentation below). Edouard Vitry, FRICS and Paris-based French attorney-at-law, did the same regarding the real estate construction insurances in France.
In the context of our cooperation with Bird&Bird, a joint seminar has been held on Wednesday, June 8th. Gabriel Voisin from Bird&Bird and Stéphanie Chuffart-Finsterwald from BianchiSchwald presented a comparison between the European General Data Protection Regulation and the Swiss Federal Data Protection Law. Then, Mathieu Simona presented the new Federal Energy Act and some of its practical consequences for businesses in Switzerland.
BianchiSchwald's Junior Associate Maxence Carron wrote a contribution to the Revue de droit suisse, a leading Swiss law journal since 1852. Maxence Carron examines the conditions and limits of the surrender of rights (waiver) under Swiss law of obligations, in the light of recent developments on the statute law of limitations and on the case law restricting kickbacks in the banking sector.
It is an infringement to the Swiss Criminal Code to execute actions in Switzerland for the benefit of a foreign State, and cooperating to judicial proceedings abroad may fall under this provision. In this contribution, Philippe Boss analyses recent decision of the Swiss Office of justice regarding a potential authorisation granted to Swiss-based entities (or individuals) to participate in foreign proceedings, specifically in cases where a sanction for non-compliance is attached to a judicial order or in cases of pre-judicial orders.
Within the AGEFI’s monthly Supplément Indices, Thierry Amy and Stéphanie Chuffart-Finsterwald discuss the Data Protection Act’s preliminary draft revision and its developments, and in particular how these developments might affect the private sector.