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Consequences of coronavirus on Swiss civil proceedings

On the basis of its constitutional authority to legislate by issuing direct orders to maintain public order, the Swiss Federal Council on April 16, 2020 enacted a COVID-19 regulation affecting prevailing judiciary and procedural rules. The regulation sets out the possibilities and requirements for Swiss civil courts to make use of audio and video conferencing instead of the ordinary conduct of proceedings in person as ordinarily prescribed by the Swiss Code of Civil Procedure. These provisions came into effect on April 20, 2020 and are meant to stay in force until September 30, 2020.

by Dr. Urs Feller, Marcel Frey and Thierry Steib in PD Newsletter May 2020
May 2020

New measures in case of imminent or identified over-indebtedness of companies

Last month we showed how companies can restructure and avoid bankruptcy if they run into financial difficulties due to the corona crisis. In the meantime, the Federal Council has enacted new measures to protect companies in the event of imminent or identified over-indebtedness, which are explained here by Daniel Hayek and Mark Meili.

by Daniel Hayek and Mark Meili in PD Newsletter April 2020
April 2020

Demystifying blockchain regulation in Switzerland

by Dr. Michael Mosimann and Dr. Christian Schönfeld in International Financial Law Review IFLR February/March 2020
April 2020

Managing Partner Daniel Hayek of Prager Dreifuss on the dilemma of culture and change

Managing Partner Daniel Hayek talks in an interview with Legal 500 on the dilemma of culture and change.

by Daniel Hayek in Legal 500
March 2020

Consequences of the coronavirus – Contract adjustment and restructuring

With the outbreak of the coronavirus in Switzerland, various legal questions arise for companies, in particular with regard to the validity and amendment of contracts. If insolvency is imminent, measures to prevent bankruptcy are required. The following text provides an overview of the most important points in this context.

by Daniel Hayek and Mark Meili in PD Newsletter March 2020
March 2020