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COVID-19. We examine legislation, case law and context to help you master the changing conditions.

The COVID-19 pandemic is the defining health crisis of our time. The global epidemic and the measures to contain it have profound implications for human life, for the economy and for the law, be it on a local, national or global scale. It impacts trade, business relationships and legal transactions. The number of regulations has skyrocketed. Our realities have been redefined and our certainties put into question or even dispelled. Entire industries are still struggling to recover. Others cannot keep up with the demand. How we live our lives for ourselves and with others has profoundly changed. The invisible risk of a pandemic has now become our reality. But it is also an opportunity, a driver of change. New ideas are emerging. Also in business and law. Follow current developments on our news portal and read background analyses on the topic that is changing the world. We support you in making the most of these and other changes.


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COVID-19 Credits: Revised Guidelines of the Swiss Bankers’ Association on the Internal Handling of COVID-19 Credits

As an immediate response to liquidity shortages caused by the pandemic, the Federal Council had adopted on 25 March 2020 an emergency ordinance allowing SMEs to apply for and obtain so-called COVID-19 credits in a speedy, non-bureaucratic procedure until 31 July 2020. Given its extraordinary nature, the ordinance stayed in force until 25 September 2020. In order to address all aspects of the COVI…

What to Know About COVID-19 Credits and Their Use in the Light of the New Federal Act on COVID-19 Credits With Joint and Several Guarantee

As an immediate response to liquidity shortages caused by the pandemic, the Federal Council had adopted on 25 March 2020 an emergency ordinance allowing SMEs to apply for and obtain so-called COVID-19 credits in a speedy, non-bureaucratic procedure until 31 July 2020. Given its extraordinary nature, the ordinance stayed in force until 25 September 2020. In order to address all aspects of the COVI…

Federal Supreme Court: No Legal Basis for Conducting the Main Hearing via Video Conference in Civil Proceedings Without the Parties’ Consent

In its decision 4A_180/2020 of 6 July 2020, the Federal Supreme Court dealt with the conduct of a main hearing in civil proceedings via video conference and ruled that under existing law, there is no legal basis to order a main hearing to be held via video conference without the parties’ consent.
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