What law should you apply in your contract?
When a Swiss company goes international, it enters into contracts with foreign partners. At this point, you must decide which law is to be applicable to the contract. The so-called choice of law is often treated as an unimportant point in the "small print". However, in the event of a dispute, the chosen law can be decisive. Why this is the case, we explain in this post.
Why should you care about corporate housekeeping?
Corporate housekeeping is not the most exciting activity. As an entrepreneur, you can probably think of a million more important things to do than organising company records, keeping contracts on file, the share registry up-to-date or holding regular board or shareholders’ meetings and keeping all the documents in order. However, you might suprised how important it is!
How should Start-ups and Other Businesses Handle Legal Matters?
A business, be it a start-up or an established company, is first and foremost about selling products, rendering services und ultimately about making money. However, the legal environment cannot be neglected. Every business transaction is in one or another way connected to the law.
Automated decision making
The preliminary draft for a new Swiss Data Protection Act contains a provision regulating automated decision-making. It intends to address fact patterns like automated credit assessments before a loan is granted. But how is the proposal to be appreciated in the light of current Swiss law? Simon Roth has critically reviewed the proposal in the legal journal digma.
Is retweeting a criminal offence?
Is it a criminal offence to retweet an insulting Twitter post? No, says the District Court of Zurich, citing the so-called media privilege that applies under Swiss criminal law. Simon Roth commented on this judgement in the legal journal forumpoenale.
Can I hire foreign employees as a Swiss company (and how do I do it)?
Foreign nationals moving to and wanting to work in Switzerland generally need a working permit. However, there is a difference between people from EU countries and people of non-EU countries, the so-called third countries. The reason for this distinction has its roots in the bilateral agreements between the European Union and Switzerland.