With the entry into force of the inheritance law reform on 1 January 2023, Switzerland is modernising an important part of its more than 100-year-old legislation. The main changes inherent in the new inheritance law are summarised in our Newsletter of 1 June 2021.More
The new corporate law (the Reform) will enter into force on 1 January 2023, putting an end to many years of discussion. The aim of this important reform is to modernize the corporate law. The main changes are the following:More
The European Data Protection Board (hereafter ‘EDPB’) has published Guidelines for the calculation of fines under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In this part 6 of a series of six articles, we will go through how the supervisory authority must consider that the setting of a fine must always ensure that the fine is effective, proportionate and dissuasive with regard to each specific case. In practice, this means the amount of the fine imposed must be tailored to the infringement committed in its specific context.More
On 1 August 2022, not only the annual national holiday could be celebrated extensively in Switzerland. Particularly noteworthy is also the entry into force of the new requirements for the regulation of medical cannabis.
Cannabis was qualified as a prohibited narcotic in Switzerland until the end of summer 2022 – without further specification in relation to a medical application. Accordingly, the cultivation, importation, production, and marketing of cannabis required an exemption permit from the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH).More
The European Data Protection Board (hereafter ‘EDPB’) has published Guidelines for the calculation of fines under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In this part 5 of a series of six articles, we will go through the amount of fines when the turnover is up to €500 million in the previous financial year and more than €500 million in the previous financial year, the notion of “undertaking”, its corporate liability, the Akzo presumption, the determination of the turnover and to whom in an undertaking a fine is addressed.
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“It is difficult to provide enough praise for the professionalism of the MLL Legal team. They are always fully aware of the critical and pivotal points in each case, they think strategically on how to apply them, they communicate professionally, they are available when we need them and they are one or two steps ahead of the counterparty. They make the client’s role easy”
“MLL Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Froriep Ltd. is one of the most reputable international law firms in Switzerland. The firm’s experienced and dynamic lawyers offer innovative and solution-focused services. The team unites some of the most reputed experts in all legal aspects related to technology, telecommunication, and media. Its strong practice in data privacy makes it a first stop for issues around digitalisation in the technology, telecommunication, and media area in Switzerland”
“The individuals at MLL combine excellent expertise with international connections to other professionals in other jurisdictions. All professionals are responsive and have reliable legal knowledge”
“Smart and practical business-oriented advisors. The lawyers as MLL understand how to add value to my business”
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MLL Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Froriep “are truly a go-to firm for private clients,” according to sources. It has a strong group of private client lawyers advising clients on all manner of legal and tax issues, including estate planning, asset structuring, family governance and philanthropy
The firm also draws praise for its multicultural team, with one source observing: “Meyerlustenberger is perhaps one of the most diverse and inclusive Swiss firms we have ever worked with”
“The practice has a profound knowledge of Swiss insolvency law, strategic thinking and a proactive approach to cases. The lawyers of the firm are really engaged; they understand the needs of the clients and are ready to present a variety of solutions. The team could be described as highly professional and client-oriented”
“There is no doubt about the fact that Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Froriep is one of the best IP law firms in Switzerland. It has a great team of highly specialised, very experienced practitioners, all of whom are highly regarded in their respective fields”