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Public Procurement in Switzerland – Tenders documents are not always perfect

M. Strobel, Attorney The “race to the new fighter jet” for the Swiss Air Force has started. Potential bidder have already hired offices in Berne. Politics is alerted and politicians have risen their fingers and request a professional and in … Continue reading

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FIDIC, ORGALIME, ABA99, MF/1, SIA and other General Conditions for the Construction Industry

M. Strobel, Attorney As mentioned in the last article there exists a considerable variety of standardized General Conditions for the Construction Industry. On international level the FIDIC conditions are the mostly used and best known such conditions. In Scandinavia the … Continue reading

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Minimum Contract Standards

M. Strobel, Attorney In the plant construction industry a lot of standard contracts are available: SIA, ORGLIME, FIDIC, and others. Quite often customers propose to use their own “Special” or “General Conditions” and to apply those standard contracts complementary. This … Continue reading

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Establishing a Company in Switzerland

M. Strobel, Attorney Establishing a new company in Switzerland is as such quite easy. However, practical life often looks different. Assuming that the question whether a GmbH (limited liability company) or an AG (stock corporation) or any other possible legal … Continue reading

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Public Procurement Procedure in Switzerland

M. Strobel, Attorney In the course of the last few years the Swiss authorities have started to apply the rules and regulations on public procurement in an even more stringent way. Jurisprudence has also become more consistent. Some issues which … Continue reading

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Matrimonial Property Regime in Switzerland

M. Strobel, Attorney Experience shows that a lot of expatriate managers and other foreign employees make mistakes when their marriages end, because they do not know well enough – or not at all – the Swiss matrimonial property regime and … Continue reading

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