2021 18.11

Rate our law firm: BILANZ survey "Top Law Firms in Switzerland "

The business magazine BILANZ and the daily newspaper Le Temps are again conducting the survey "Top Law Firms in Switzerland" for the year 2022. The most recommended law firms in 31 areas of expertise will be awarded. 

Stach Rechtsanwälte AG has already been awarded once in the BILANZ ranking in the legal field "Private Equity and Venture Capital".

Therefore, we would be very pleased if you would take a few minutes of your time, participate in the survey and rate and recommend our law firm, especially in the following legal fields:

- General contract law
- Labor law (employer side)

- Inheritance and estate law
- Corporate law

- Private equity and venture capital

- Litigation and procedural law

The survey can be found under the following link.

Thank you for your valued support!

Our law firm is a partner of KMU Problemlöser AG

As a "problem solver with a network", the start-up KMU Problemlöser AG brings SMEs together with highly qualified experts and accompanies SMEs from the initial consultation to the successful implementation of their solution concept.

As an external sparring partner, KMU Problemlöser AG analyzes the current problems of SMEs and defines solution strategies. SMEs are provided with one-stop access to experts from a large network at fair prices and are supported by experienced project managers in achieving the agreed target solution.

We are pleased to be working with KMU Problemlöser AG as a partner. You can find more information here.

Ramon Bühler as partner of our law firm

Dr. Ramon Bühler has been a partner in our law firm since October 1, 2021. He joined our firm in 2015 in an advisory and litigation capacity, mainly in the areas of corporate, commercial, contract, banking and capital markets law, FinTech, mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance, employment and inheritance law.

Tax penalty for emigration: Drastic tightening of exit taxation in Germany 

From 1 January 2022, moving away from Germany will become massively more difficult in terms of taxation, especially for family businesses and entrepreneurial families. The new version of § 6 of the Act on the Taxation of Foreign Relations (AStG) will come into force on 1 January 2022 and will bring significant changes. In particular, the interest-free deferral for an indefinite period in the case of departures of EU/EEA citizens within the EU/EEA area will be abolished. In addition, the personal scope of application and the so-called returnee regulation have been revised. Find the full article here.

Certificate requirement in the workplace

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the newly introduced obligation to provide a certificate inside restaurants, cultural and leisure facilities and at indoor events on September 13th 2021, it is unclear as to whether and how employees are obliged to provide a certificate. What is clear is that the employer is allowed to demand a Covid certificate from his employees in connection with the duty of care and in context of protective measures. However, several factors need to be considered when enforcing the obligation to provide a certificate in the workplace. For example, it is more difficult to insist on a certificate requirement if employees work in a single office or there is minimal contact between employees. Find the full article here.

The new DLT trading system

At its meeting on 18 June 2021, the Federal Council enacted the new Act on the Adaptation of Federal Law to Developments in Distributed Electronic Register Technology (DLT Act) as of 1 August 2021. In addition, the associated jacket ordinance also entered into force on 1 August 2021. The new law and the jacket ordinance provide for various improvements to the legal framework in the use of decentralized technologies such as blockchain. This also includes the newly introduced register value right and the DLT trading system. Find the full article here.

Is there a need for action for existing wills and inheritance contracts when the new inheritance law comes into force?

On 17 June 2010, the motion "For a modern law of succession" was submitted to the Council of States. The motion instructed the Federal Council to make the outdated law on inheritance/mandatory portions more flexible and to adapt it to the greatly changed family and social circumstances. According to the Federal Council, the new inheritance law, which will come into force on 1 January 2023, will have the effect, among other things, that testators will be able to dispose of a larger part of their estate in future. On the one hand, the revised inheritance law is more flexible than the old one, and on the other hand, it offers the testator greater scope for structuring his or her estate. Find the full article here.