The new Swiss Climate and Innovation Act – a boost for renewables

10 July 2023

The Swiss public has voted for climate change legislation that favours significant investment in renewable energies, energy efficiency and climate protection,[1] creating opportunities for investors from Switzerland and abroad. Read more here.

Final call for Swiss sustainability reporting by listed companies and bond issuers as well as financial institutions

24 May 2023

As of the current financial year, large listed companies and issuers of bonds as well as FINMA-supervised institutions must provide extensive transparency on non-financial matters (Art. 964a et seq. of the Swiss Code of Obligations, “CO”). Read more. The article is also available in French and German.


11 April 2022

On 8 April 2022, a draft law was introduced in the Russian Duma (Parliament) which would allow Russia to expropriate property of foreign nationals from “unfriendly” countries – those that have imposed sanctions on Russian entities and individuals. This news came on the heels of a draft bill introduced the […]

Overview of EU, Swiss and UK sanctions against Russia and Belarus

28 March 2022

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The European Union, Switzerland, the UK and other jurisdictions havecontinued to expand sanctions against Russia and Belarus in response tothe war in Ukraine. The current restrictions now consist of a coordinated,comprehensive web of far-reaching targeted sanctions, financialrestrictions, and economic embargoes (for an overview of the currentsanctions, see our […]

Gold Pool v. Kazakhstan: The Standard of Correctness in Investment Treaty Arbitration

9 March 2022

The article has been published in Jus Mundi. Please find it here.

Overview of EU, Swiss and UK sanctions on Russia and Belarus

4 March 2022

In response to the emerging conflict in Ukraine following the recognition by Russia of the non-governmental controlled areas of Donetsk and Luhansk and the subsequent military invasion of Russian troops on 24 February 2022, the international community imposed sanctions on Russian individuals, businesses and assets. Read more here.