07 December 2017

Will foreign judgments on avoidance actions be recognized in Switzerland?

Avoidance Actions – What are they?
Debtors may be tempted to protect assets from access by a possible foreclosure. The avoidance action (also called "Pauliana") gives the bankruptcy administration, and under certain conditions the creditors, the opportunity to challenge such legal acts of the debtor. Upon approval of the actions, the assets will be foreclosed.

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12 October 2017

Liability in company law: actions and defense

Actions and their interrelation

In the case of damage caused by the directors and managers to the company, its shareholders or its creditors, the question arises as to which actions are at the disposal of the aggrieved party and what is the interrelationship of these actions. Can the various actions be brought at once or only in a specific order? The defendants often argue that given the (alleged) subsidiarity of the action taken, the claimant should bring another action against one or more third parties first.

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14 September 2017

Reduction in workforce before and during insolvency

In order to avoid insolvency, companies facing financial difficulties often consider a reduction in workforce to reduce personnel costs (i.e., dismissals for economic reasons). If the workforce is reduced significantly, a special mandatory procedure needs to be complied with.

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