Author Archives: Stefanie Rohr

Non-Compete Clauses in Employment Contracts

M. Strobel, Lawyer An employee may undertake in writing to not engaging in any competing activities with the employer after the expiry of the employment. This may include in particular to refraining from running a competing business for his own … Continue reading

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Legacy Tax in Germany

Martin Strobel, Lawyer Why simple if it works complicated, too? The recently adopted new law on legacy or inheritance tax in Germany is the result of a ruling by the German Supreme Court. The privileges provide in the existing legacy tax … Continue reading

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Driving under the influence (DUI)

Stefanie Rohr, MLaw Lawyer Driving under influence (DUI) also known as drunk driving is when a perpetrator drives a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol or other drugs including those prescribed by physicians, to a level that renders a driver … Continue reading

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Swiss employment law: Fired on sick leave?

by Stefanie Rohr Lawyer The Swiss Code of Obligations (OR) regulates when an employer can fire or lay off an employee. Art. 336c OR states that an employee may not be fired after his probationary period (a) for four weeks … Continue reading

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Indirect and consequential loss clauses under Swiss Law

Martin Strobel, Lawyer More and more contracts under Swiss law are written in English since international business grows. The difficulty with drafting such contracts is to using terms for Swiss law concepts, which originate from common law notions. The use … Continue reading

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