Legal aspects in the test phase of prototypes
Prototypes are particularly common in the machine and software industry. As soon as a company contacts business partners, e.g. potential customers or development partners, regarding a prototype, the rights of the company must be well secured.
New report sheds light on the HCCH Principles on Choice of Law’s role in determining the applicable law in international arbitration proceedings
Most arbitration laws and institutional rules leave the arbitrators a wide discretion when it comes to determining the law applicable to the merits of the dispute. One legal instrument from which arbitrators can take guidance when determining the validity and scope of a choice of law clause are the HCCH Principles on Choice of Law. A recent report shows that many arbitral institutions approve the concept of these principles and that arbitral tribunals in Switzerland have already applied such principles.
Virtual General Meetings under the new Swiss Corporate Law
The revision of the Swiss Corporate law which is expected to come into force on 1 January 2022 provides that a general meeting can be held without a venue and fully virtual (art. 701d nOR). The following blog article evaluates the new provision and shows which special measures have to be taken by a company to organise a virtual general meeting.
No further deferral of over-indebtedness-related insolvencies in Switzerland
On 14 October 2020, the Federal Council decided not to continue the emergency measures in Swiss insolvency law. Companies that postponed the over-indebtedness notice during the Corona crisis and are still facing over-indebtedness today need to act urgently.
Registration of patents - is it worth it?
Many young companies in the technology sector are faced with the question of whether they should apply for a patent for a technical development. The costs for patent protection are usually very high for young companies. In which cases is it worthwhile to apply for a patent and what are the alternatives?
Legal aspects in the development of prototypes
Prototypes are particularly common in the machine and software industry. As soon as your company contacts business partners, e.g. potential customers or development partners, regarding a prototype, your company's rights to the prototype must be well secured.