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2 December 2019
Latest contribution of Philippe Vladimir Boss in L’AGEFI

Within the AGEFI’s monthly Supplément “Indices”, Philippe Vladimir Boss analyzes a recent decision from the Federal Court and is questioning – taking into account the increasing obligations that financial institutions have towards criminal authorities – if the bank is becoming the prosecutor’s assistant.

28 November 2019
BianchiSchwald hosted Irish Business Network Switzerland Event on Swiss tax reform

BianchiSchwald had the pleasure to host the Irish Business Network Switzerland Event on 27 November 2019. Maire Walsh (Tax Partner at PwC Switzerland) and Sébastien Maury (Partner in the Tax Practice Group of BianchiSchwald) provided an overview about the opportunities of the Swiss tax reform and the current international tax developments. The participants then had the opportunity to network and further discuss the topic during the aperitif that followed. We thank everyone for joining the event and actively participating.

14 November 2019
« Une divinité sur le banc des accusés »

During this second edition of the Demosthenes Contest, in a crowded auditorium, BianchiSchwald associates Charles-Louis Notter and Matthias Bourqui took part in the extraordinary trial of God, who was eventually sentenced after 2 hours of witty verbal jousting. The Geneva-based television channel Léman Bleu broadcasted a glimpse of this successful event, available following the below link.

5 November 2019
Latest contribution of Thomas Goossens and Léa Dewaele in L’AGEFI: FinSA/finIA: J-1 for independent asset managers

See the latest contribution of Thomas Goossens and Léa Dewaele in L'AGEFI : FinSA/FinIA : D-1 for independant asset managers, in which they present the incoming new regulatory framework for independent asset managers.

23 October 2019
Demosthenes Contest

We are excited to announce that our associates Charles-Louis Notter and Matthias Bourqui will go head-to-head in the Demosthenes Contest, a public speaking contest organised by the Geneva Young Bar Association. The contest will take place on October 31st at 19:00 in Uni Dufour in Geneva. Two teams each comprised of one student, one trainee and one lawyer will stage a moot trial against… God, who is accused of various crimes (namely genocide, aggravated criminal mismanagement and failure to provide assistance to women after putting them in a situation of danger). One team will argue in favour of the accusation and the other of the defence, with a series of head-to-head duels for each crime. After applying and going through a short selection process, Charles-Louis and Matthias were both retained as the lawyer contestants; unbeknownst to them that the other had also applied. This promises to be an exciting event for BianchiSchwald, to which you are all welcomed! To register (free event), please use the link:

11 October 2019
BianchiSchwald’s event on medical certificates

Stéphanie Fuld, Elodie Le Guen and Patrick Ocak welcomed more than fiftypeople at the Beau-Rivage Hôtel last October 10th, for an evening event which dealt with the different types of medical notes, their probative force and their implications for employers. After a summary of the main legal issues presented by Elodie Le Guen and Patrick Ocak, Stéphanie Fuld moderated a lively debate between the audience and the three panelists: Dr Pascal Martinelli, Mrs. NataliaMensdorff-Pouilly (Head of HR, Mirabaud Bank) and Mrs. Sylvia Vazquez (SWICA insurance company). The conversations lasted for a while longer during the cocktail that followed. Thank you again to everyone for joining our eventand making it a success!