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.
Lex Futura at the Lawyers' Congress 2019
Our Partner Alain Friedrich and Pierluca Degni were invited to speak at this year's lawyers' congress on the subject of "The lawyer as entrepreneur".
Self-Induced Mistake as to Valuation of Business renders Asset Deal Voidable
What do you do when you have engaged an M&A advisor to help you evaluate the business you are buying, the advisor comes up with a fundamentally flawed valuation and as a consequence you pay way too much for the business?
Is a MBA an alternative to a LL.M.?
Our partner Alain Friedrich recently spoke about the advantages and disadvantages of an MBA for lawyers.