Reichlin Hess Attorneys at Law, Tax Advisors, Notaries, Zug, Switzerland

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Our law firm was founded in 1981 in the city of Zug, Switzerland. We are an established law firm and yet ready to embrace change in the dynamic and demanding environment of the international commercial and financial industry.

With enthusiasm and dedication, our lawyers and tax advisors support renowned domestic and foreign industrial, trading and service companies as well as individuals. We provide Swiss legal, tax, and notarial services, as well as advocacy in litigation and other kinds of legal proceedings. We have built up specialized teams with a thorough understanding of the following areas of law:

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Coronavirus: Measures against bankruptcies will not be extended

At its meeting on October 14, 2020, the Federal Council decided not to extend the temporary measures to prevent corona-related bankruptcies. The measures of the Covid-19 Ordinance on Insolvency Law of April 16, 2020 were limited to six months and continue to apply until October 19, 2020. For legal entities and their responsible persons that are subject to a legal obligation to notify in the event of capital loss and over-indebtedness, this also means a return to the regular legal obligations to notify in the event of capital loss and over-indebtedness.

Debt collection request remains visible even after unsuccessful legal proceedings

With this decision, the Federal Supreme Court clarified the question whether an unsuccessful proceeding for setting aside the objection also justifies the non-disclosure of debt collection to third parties based on Art. 8 para. 3 lit. d of the Swiss Debt Enforcement and Bankruptcy Act. The Federal Supreme Court denies this. Even after an unsuccessful application for the objection to be set aside, the debt enforcement request would still be disclosed to third parties. If the (alleged) debtor nevertheless wishes to prevent disclosure of the debt collection to third parties, he can and must take action himself and bring an action against the (alleged) creditor for cancellation of the debt collection request or demonstration of non-existence of the claim.

COVID-19 in inheritance law

In these extraordinary COVID-19 times, many people are forced to deal with illness or even death. Accordingly, precaution seems more important than ever and the question of what happens or should happen to one's assets in the event of death is omnipresent. Certain legal precautions can be taken in such cases to safeguard one's will as comprehensively as possible. The following article provides an overview of the legal possibilities.

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COVID-19 SME hotline

Reichlin Hess is also actively contributing to the hotline for Zug SMEs launched by the Lawyers' Association of the Canton of Zug. Our specialists in employment, tenancy and corporate law will be available to Zug SMEs on Friday, April 3, 2020 and Monday, April 6, 2020 via the hotline 0800 525 010.

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Dear Clients and Business Partners, To respond to the challenges caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the team of Reichlin Hess…

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