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Case law of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court: Product regulatory classification of CBD oils

The conceptual distinction between foodstuffs and cosmetic products is extremely important from a legal perspective (e.g. with regard to the legality of a product) and, as a result, is regularly addressed in practice, for example recently in the Federal Supreme Court decision 2C_576/2023 of January 18, 2024. In this decision, the Federal Supreme Court had to evaluate – in the sense of an obiter d…

Agreement between Switzerland and the United Kingdom (UK) on Mutual Recognition in Financial Services

On 21 December 2023, Switzerland signed a first-of-its-kind financial services agreement with the UK (Agreement) after two years of talks which began after the UK left the EU. The Agreement uses outcomes-based mutual recognition of each jurisdiction’s financial services regulatory and supervisory regimes to facilitate cross-border trade in financial services to wholesale and sophisticated clients…

European Reforms and Swiss Medtech: New Legislative Amendment on 1 November 2023 About Medical Devices That Have Non-medical Purpose

More than two years have passed after the breakdown of negotiations between Switzerland and the European Union (hereinafter: EU), followed by the set of new European regulations with the primary objective of enhancing the safety standards for medical devices. Switzerland has had to constantly adapt its legislation in this area to align with the heightened standards imposed by the EU.

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