Europe/Switzerland

Swiss smartwatch-maker Garmin names first new GC in more than quarter of a century

Associate GC Josh Maxfield will replace long-time GC Andrew Etkind in July

Clyde & Co to support Credit Suisse bondholders in Swiss expropriation claim

Proposed investment treaty arbitration to offer alternative to court proceedings against Swiss government

Bank for International Settlements names deputy as next GC

Dessislava Guetcheva-Cheytanova will replace retiring Diego Devos in September

‘It is key that the legal function is an enabler rather than an inhibitor of ideas’: luxury executive Daniel Feith

Oracle Solicitors’ Tim Fongern talks with REAWAKE co-CEO Daniel Feith about the company’s move into second-hand luxury, sustainability concerns, the challenges of counterfeiting and plans for growth

Justice Bid adds law firm ESG metrics to outside counsel DE&I selection service

Influential Chicago-based platform teams up with European ESG specialist impactvise

Singapore partner succeeds London investigations specialist at helm of Baker McKenzie’s financial institutions group

Annual practice and sector group leadership refresh also ushers in new tax, IP and tech chiefs

‘Every reason for optimism’ – new Law Over Borders guide charts arbitration’s growing popularity across the world

Practical online comparative Global Legal Post guide is co-edited by Three Crowns partners Carmen Martinez Lopez and Liz Snodgrass

  • 1yr

Cleary Gottlieb, Sullivan & Cromwell and Freshfields among firms called in for UBS’ landmark Credit Suisse rescue

Deal to shore up banking system also sees Quinn Emanuel assemble team of lawyers to advise disgruntled bondholders

‘A time of significant transition' – The Global Legal Post launches international guide to ESG laws and regulations

Practical tool for businesses and their advisers is edited by Debevoise’s Ulysses Smith and features contributions from array of top firms

  • 1yr
ESG | UK

Littler bolts on Zurich boutique to enter Swiss market

LEL Lawyers founder Dr Ueli Sommer joins as a partner to lead new office; launch follows US employment giant setting up shop in Copenhagen last month

Charles Russell Speechlys adds disputes partner in Switzerland from local boutique

Simon Hofstetter joins private client powerhouse in Zurich as firm moves to grow its Europe offering

Meet the Luxury Law Alliance advisory board

Meet the team of senior lawyers from brands including Kempinski Hotels, Charlotte Tilbury Beauty, PVH Corp. and L’Oreal UK and Ireland

Former Zurich Insurance Group general counsel duo launch platform to measure law firm ESG performance

New offering also enables law firms to measure their own progress and includes firm-client matching features

Hadrian Beltrametti-Walker: ‘When a company operating globally puts a policy in place, it can make a huge change’

Kempinski Hotels’ GC on the ‘happy coincidence’ of a career in the hospitality industry, his passion for sustainability and the importance of integrity

Partners Group global head of legal departs to be Swiss impact investor’s first GC

Anela Musat joins Blue Horizon with mandate to build a ‘best in class’ legal team

Akin Gump beefs up trade practice with partner hire from WilmerHale

Naboth van den Broek joins at a time of "unprecedented demand" for the US firm's trade practice

Swiss drugmaker Novartis names Karen Hale as new legal chief after GC departs for Moderna

Hale joins from AbbVie, replacing Shannon Klinger who announced her exit earlier this month

Facebook's digital currency project Libra names HSBC's chief legal officer as first CEO

Stuart Levey will join the Libra Association in the summer with a mission to allay regulators' concerns about the currency

  • 4yrs

An important step: Novartis has added weight to the drive by GCs to promote law firm diversity

Pharma giant's panel review with its diversity targets could set an important trend within the GC community

Swiss finance minister wary over blockchain laws

After much mulling over new Swiss blockchain legislation, finance minister says current laws can be adapted.

  • 5yrs
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