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The Federal Supreme Court on employment termination with immediate effect

If an employment contract is terminated without notice, this often results in legal disputes. The Federal Supreme Court has clearly stated its position on dismissal without notice in two cases. For important reasons, an employment relationship can be terminated with immediate effect (Art. 337 para. 1 CO). Good cause is deemed to exist if the […] more…

Patent law in a nutshell – requirements for a patent

Anyone who founds an innovative start-up may have to apply for a patent to protect his ideas from imitators. Find out in the article which conditions must be met to obtain a patent. Swiss patent law is governed by the Federal Act on Patents for Inventions (PatA) and the associated Ordinance on Patents for Inventions […] more…

How to retroactively apply for compensation for corona-damages

Many self-employed persons and owners of a Company limited by Shares or Limited Liability Company can work again, but have considerable losses in turnover due to the corona measures. To support them, they can apply for corona compensation retroactively as of 17 September 2020. Compensation for self-employed persons The prerequisites to claim compensation as a […] more…

Report on Company Foundations November 2020: Previous year’s result exceeded by over 15 percent

The foundation figures for November 2020 show the usual increasing numbers towards the end of the year. With a total of 4175 new companies, this year’s November is the strongest month regarding company foundations so far. The result of the previous year was exceeded by a whopping 15.27%. A comparison with the figures of October […] more…

Last-minute marketing campaigns for Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner and you still have no idea what to do for your Christmas marketing campaign? No problem! These ideas will help you make customers, partners and employees happy in time for the festive season. more…

Patent law in a nutshell – What is a patent?

Anyone who founds an innovative start-up may have to apply for a patent to protect his ideas from imitators. Find out in the article what exactly a patent is, how it works and what it does for you. Swiss patent law is governed by the Federal Act on Patents for Inventions (PatA) and the associated […] more…

Report on Company Foundations October 2020: Record series remains unbroken

Despite the more severe corona measures, the number of start-ups continued to rise in October 2020. A total of 3956 companies were founded last month. In comparison to September 2020, this corresponds to an increase of 168 start-ups or 4.44%. The increase is even more significant compared to October 2019, the difference amounts to 224 […] more…

What is going on with the blockchain?

Things have become quiet around the great hope of the financial world: the blockchain. Find out in the article how the technology, celebrated as revolutionary, is doing. At the end of 2017, blockchain technology rapidly gained importance as the price of the digital currency Bitcoin rose to over 20,000 dollars. Suddenly everyone was a small […] more…

Due diligence when purchasing a company

As a test drive and reviewing a vehicle’s paperwork part of the process of purchasing a vehicle, due diligence is required in the course of purchasing a company. This is the terminology for the detailed review by the potential buyer of a company that is up for sale. We will explain to you, which areas […] more…

What Should Be Considered When Transferring Shares

There are many reasons why shares change their holders. Well, they can be sold (hopefully at a profit), handed down to an offspring or donated to the successor who is going to take over your business. It is important, however, to perform such a share transfer properly because otherwise there could occur some disadvantage for […] more…