Money laundering aspects of cryptocurrencies

Over the last four months, our associate Martin Kern conducted five training sessions for the lawyers' and notaries' self-regulatory organization (SRO SAV/SNV)  in Geneva, Lugano, Zurich and Basel on money laundering aspects of cryptocurrencies. The participating lawyers and notaries received a technical introduction into the workings of cryptocurrencies and their handling under anti-money laundering regulations.

RA Martin Kern | 2018

Law session on labor law

LPAG organized a law session on labor law for entrepreneurs and HR managers which took place November 6. The session addressed questions, answers and recommendations in relation to the termination of employment agreements. The numerous participants were provided with an overview of important legal and practical aspects.

Lutz Partner Lawyers | 2018

 

Sale of a SME

Lutz Partner Rechtsanwälte AG advised on the sale of a manufacturing SME. The transaction necessitated the simultaneous settlement and unbundling of numerous internal group relations. The sale was closed successfully end of September.

RA Dr. Peter Lutz / RA Martin Kern | 2018

Notes Offering

LPR advised a multinational industry group in connection with a $30 million notes offering. The notes offering was successfully completed in September 2018 with the involvement of several group companies.

RA Dr. Peter Lutz / RA Martin Kern | 2018

SVIT-Commentary on Tenancy Law

Dr. Irene Biber has commented on various provisions of Swiss Tenancy law (see sections 253 seq of the Swiss Code of Obligations) in the new SVIT Commentary on Tenancy Law. The SVIT Commentary on Tenancy Law is a standard commentary in tenancy law regularly used as a reference book by courts and legal experts. The 4th edition, which was published now, comprises 1354 pages and was written by 12 tenancy law experts with many years of litigation experience. 

RAin Dr. Irene Biber | 2018

Carve-out transaction closed

Lutz Partner Rechtsanwälte AG advised a  medium-sized specialized retailer in connection with the carve-out of one of its business units. The transaction was successfully concluded in July 2018 by transferring the business unit while maintaining its operations.

RA Dr. Peter Lutz / RA Martin Kern | 2018

Asset Management in context of a guardianship

Managing assets of an individual under guardianship gives often rise to questions, as there are no specific regulations concerning detailed investment guidelines. Stefanie Wimmer and Rolf Kuhn published an article relating to the topic. The article was published in the June edition of TREX.

BILANZ – Top Law Firms 2018

Lutz Partner Rechtsanwälte AG features as a "Top Law Firm" in "Tenancy Law" in the ranking of top law firms 2018 published by the Swiss business journal Bilanz and the daily paper Le Temps. The ranking is based on a poll including over 7,000 lawyers, 450 in-house counsels, general counsels of the 500 largest Swiss companies and further clients of law firms.

RAin Dr. Irene Biber | 2018

Removal of defects in a salesroom

Lutz Partner Rechtsanwälte AG represented a well-known company, which is active in the field of e-bike trading, in a proceeding concerning the removal of defects, reduction of rent and deposit. The The claimed defect was constituted by too high room temperatures due to a lack of sun protection and air conditioning. Lutz Partner Rechtsanwälte AG intervened successfully. The tenant was provided with air conditioning by and on account of the landlord. In addition, the tenant received a reduction of its lease rate for the duration of the impairment.

RAin Dr. Irene Biber | 2018

Litigation regarding condominium ownership

Lutz Partner Rechtsanwälte AG defended a condominium owner association against one of the condominium owners at the district court in connection with the distribution of renovation costs. The lawsuit of the owner concerned has dismissed.

RA Rolf Kuhn | 2018

Shop-in-shop

Lutz Partner Rechtsanwälte AG advised a widely known Swiss retail company and successfully negotiated on its behalf in connection with a sub-lease agreement for a pharmacy in one of the retail company’s grocery stores according to a shop-in-shop concept and brought the sub-lease agreement to a successful completion. The opening of the pharmacy took place in the summer of 2017.

RAin Dr. Irene Biber | 2017

Exit from shopping center

LPR advised a widely known Swiss retail company and successfully negotiated on its behalf in connection with an early exit from a long-term lease agreement for retail properties in a shopping Center.

RAin Dr. Irene Biber | 2017

Compliance advising

Lutz Partner Rechtsanwälte AG advised a large family office in connection with the implementation of a new payment system on compliance with anti-money laundering regulations. The system could successfully be put into operation.

RA Dr. Peter Lutz | 2017

Commercial and residential lease Agreement

LPR reviewed and amended on behalf of the real estate management of an international insurance group the general terms and conditions for commercial and residential lease agreements used for the Swiss market.

RAin Dr. Irene Biber | 2017

Notes Offering

Lutz Partner Rechtsanwälte AG advised a multinational industry group in connection with a £27 million note offering. The notes were successfully concluded in January 2018 with the involvement of several group companies.

RA Dr. Peter Lutz / RA Martin Kern | 2017

Legacy planning in a patchwork family

Lutz Partner Rechtsanwälte AG advised a patchwork family on its legacy planning with the goal to fully favor the surviving spouse and to treat all children, to the extent possible, equally.

RA Dr. Peter Lutz / RAin Stefanie Wimmer

Litigation at the commercial court

Lutz Partner Rechtsanwälte AG represented a software provider at the commercial court of the Canton of Zurich in connection with the immediate termination of a maintenance contract. The matter is still pending.

RA Rolf Kuhn / RAin Stefanie Wimmer | 2017