Legal implications of the Coronavirus Epidemic under Swiss law
The coronavirus epidemic is affecting the economy. Many companies are considering what legal options are available. This article provides a brief overview of the legal options available under Swiss law.
Lex Futura talks about Carbon Taxation at the Sustainability Week Zurich
Sustainability Week Zurich (NHW) is a project of five Zurich universities and Lex Futura presented on the subject of Carbon Tax.
How You Should Approach Valuation in a Seed Financing Round
In this article, Alain shares his views and ideas on how a start-up should approach valuation in a seed-financing round.
Are Venture Capital Firms collective investment schemes?
Our partner Alain Friedrich has commented in the journal Gesellschaft- und Kapitalmarktrecht (GesKR) on a recent Federal Supreme Court decision on the subject of subjecting venture capital companies to the Collective Investment Schemes Act.
Switzerland (almost) abolishes bearer shares
Swiss company law distinguishes two different categories of shares. On the one hand, there are registered shares which are registered in the name of the owner of the shares. On the other hand, there are bearer shares. In the case of those shares, the public limited company does not need to know the identity of the paper owner. Bearer shares are there for characteristic for their anonymity.