Advice on health care proxy

Advice regarding Lutz Partner Rechtsanwälte AG advises and supports several private clients in editing a contract concerning the case of their incapacity for judgement (so called "Vorsorgeauftrag").

RAin Stefanie Wimmer | 2019

Estate planning

Lutz Partner Rechtsanwälte AG advises various private clients on estate planning. In particular, a marriage and inheritance contract had to be drawn up for a married couple who owns various properties. This marriage and inheritance contract had to contain provisions regarding the division of the inheritance, so that the surviving spouse and the two children will be favored as closely as possible to the statutory inheritance law without selling one of the properties.

RAin Stefanie Wimmer | 2019

Presentation on crypto currencies and criminal law

May 10, 2019, the seminar "Digitalization of Criminal and Criminal Procedural Law" will take place in the IBM Client Center in Zurich. RA Martin Kern will give a lecture on the topic "Crypto currencies in criminal law", which will address questions of criminal and anti-money laundering law. The complete program can be found here: https://www.strafrecht-digital.ch/

RA Martin Kern | 2019

Presentation on current issues of tenancy law

On 19 March 2019, the 6th seminar of the Europainstitut on current issues of tenancy law took place. Besides attorneys and lawyers working in the field of tenancy law, participants included real estate managers and representatives of the landlord and tenant association. RAin Irene Biber gave a lecture on the important topic "Tenant improvements - legal and technical responsibility of the parties, liability issues".

RAin Dr. Irene Biber | 2019

Foundation advice

Lutz Partner Rechtsanwälte AG advises several foundations on questions regarding incorporation, tax relief and structural changes.

RA Dr. Peter Lutz / RA Martin Kern | 2019

Estate settlement

Lutz Partner Rechtsanwälte AG advises various private clients on estate planning and estate settlement. Especially the client's claims in connection with his right to a compulsory portion had to be examined. In some cases, the right of information among the heirs had to be exercised. In all cases, the special circumstances of the individual case, such as residence abroad, considerable assets abroad or real estate as primary assets, had to be taken into account.

RAin Stefanie Wimmer | 2019

Amendment and Restatement

Lutz Partner Rechtsanwälte AG advised a multinational industry group in connection with the amendment and restatement of financing agreements in the amount of £180 million. The amendment was successfully concluded in February 2019 with the involvement of several group companies

RA Dr. Peter Lutz / RA Martin Kern | 2019

Restructuring according to the Merger Act

Lutz Partner Rechtsanwälte AG advised a medium-sized construction company on a restructuring. The demerger according to the Swiss Merger Act and the incorporation of a new company, together with a reduction of capital and change of the articles of association was successfully concluded.

RA Martin Kern | 2018

Estate planning

Lutz Partner Rechtsanwälte AG advises various private clients on estate planning, in particular advices regarding favoring of the long-term partner over the children of the testator, taking into account the children's right to a compulsory portion. The following circumstances had to be considered in particular: Swiss guarantor resident abroad, considerable assets abroad, companies and real estate in Switzerland.

RAin Stefanie Wimmer | 2018

Staggered sale of a SME

Lutz Partner Rechtsanwälte AG advised an international company on the acquisition of shares of a Swiss SME. Since the shares were to be bought in stages, the buyer had to be granted purchase rights. In this context, the rights and obligations of the buyer and seller had to be regulated for the duration of the right to purchase more shares. The purchase of the first tranche of shares was successfully completed in December 2018.

RA Rolf Kuhn / RAin Stefanie Wimmer | 2018

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

Lutz Partner Rechtsanwälte AG 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

Lutz Partner Rechtsanwälte AG 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