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6 February 2019
Save the Date - 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 will look at the new insurance products to deal with the risks and uncertainties of the buyer relating to the reps and warranties under a SPA.

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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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.

Extra-territorial scope of the GDPR: the EDPB finally publishes its draft guidelines
12 December 2018

Our newsletter presents the legal clarifications offered by the draft guidelines.

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26 November 2018
Pay for performance - Performance-oriented variable compensation models

BianchiSchwald’s second labour law event was resounding success. Members of our labour law, dispute resolution and unfair competition team shared their experience and recommendations on the various compensation components, purposes of variable compensations and potential pitfalls (presented by Cyrill Süess, Managing Associate of the firm), on the nature of provisions and the best options to amend them (presented by Adrian Trutmann, Associate of the firm), and on pay for termination, the legal limitations of headhunting and ways to claim damages after employees have been targeted (presented by Dr. Christoph Gasser, Partner of the firm).

22 November 2018
Yves de Coulon appointed by the Geneva Government as President of the FPLC

On November 14th, 2018, the Conseil d’Etat de la République et Canton de Genève (the Geneva Government) appointed Yves de Coulon, BianchiSchwald’s partner and Head of the firm’s Real Estate and Construction practice group, as chairman of the board of the FPLC (Fondation pour la promotion du logement bon marché et de l'habitat coopératif) for a five year mandate. This designation will come into effect on December 1st, 2018.

The FPLC is a public law foundation established by the general law on housing and tenant protection (LGL). Its main goal is to increase social housing in Geneva to reach a 20% target of the total rental market of the Canton as set by the law on social housing (LUP). The FPLC is a major player of the Geneva real estate market, as developer, owner and builder. It is also a member of the State of Geneva’s land policy group and it works closely with the services of the canton's Territory Department. Yves de Coulon has been a member of the FPLC’s board for the last five years. According to the LGL, the Foundation's board members "are chosen for their expertise in the fields of activity of the Foundation”.