Best Lawyers in Switzerland 2020 (Banking & Finance)
Nicolas Béguin will be speaking on recent trends with respect to AML reporting obligations on 24 June 2019 at Grand Hôtel Kempinski Geneva
Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration
We are pleased to announce that our partner Diana Akikol has been recognised as an established arbitration practitioner by Who is Who Legal: Arbitration – 2019. WWL says: “Diana Akikol impresses peers with her “mastery of complex technical facts” and “very profound legal knowledge” in international arbitration proceedings.”
Chambers Europe 2019
We are pleased to announce that our partner Alexandre Richa has been ranked as a recognized practioner in Chambers Europe 2019 (Banking & Finance, Switzerland).
Who's Who Legal: Arbitration - Future Leaders 2018
Diana Akikol has been ranked amongst the most highly regarded arbitration practitioners in Europe aged 45 or under in Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration – Future Leaders 2018.
Three-Country Conference 2017
Diana Akikol is honoured to speak on new case law and legal developments in international arbitration at the forthcoming annual Three-Country Conference (Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland), which will be held on 1 September 2017 in Zurich. View program.
GAR Live Istanbul Conference
Diana Akikol is delighted to speak on the topic “Rules Innovations: Are procedural innovations always helpful, or just in part?” at the 5th annual conference GAR Live Istanbul, which will be held at Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul on 15 June 2017. For more details see: http://gar.live/istanbul2017
ABR Avocats ranked by Le Temps/Bilanz 2017 peer review amongst the best Swiss law firms in 5 categories:
– Banking & Capital Markets
– Mergers & Acquisitions
– Private Equity & Venture Capital
For more information click here
ABR Avocats recommended in Leaders League’s 2017 ranking of the top Swiss law firms in international arbitration
We are honoured that ABR Avocats has been included in Leader League’s rankings as one of the recommended law firms for international arbitration in Switzerland for the second consecutive year. Click here to see the 2017 Ranking of the Top Law Firms in Switzerland – International Arbitration.
CEDIDAC corporate law day
Alexandre Richa will be speaking on the “Trends in banking case law” at the CEDIDAC 2017 corporate law day which will take place on 23 March 2017, at the University of Lausanne. The CEDIDAC corporate law day is the leading event in the field of corporate law in the French speaking part of Switzerland.
New publication on business secrets
Alexandre Richa has published as co-author a commentary of art. 6 of the Swiss Unfair Competition Act (breach of business secrets) in the Commentaire Romand
Launch of AEDBF Switzerland
ABR Avocats participates in the launch of the European Society for Banking and Financial Law – Switzerland (AEDBF Switzerland). For further information on AEDBF Switzerland, please visit the following link.
Link to the AGEFI article.
Who's Who Legal: Arbitration - Future Leaders 2017
Diana Akikol has been named in the inaugural edition of Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration – Future Leaders 2017 as one of the leaders of the Swiss arbitration community aged under 45. She is praised for her “sharp legal mind, excellent judgement and clarity of focus”.
Revision of Chapter 12 of the Private International Law Act (International Arbitration)
Diana Akikol is honored to speak on the planned revision of the Swiss law of international arbitration at the upcoming ICC YAF Conference of 27 January 2017 in Geneva. For details see the following link.
Proposed amendment to reporting obligation for significant shareholding in listed companies
Our latest update regarding the proposed amendment to the Swiss rules on disclosure of significant interests in listed companies is available on ILO’s website at the following link.
ABR Avocats (formerly Akikol, Béguin & Richa) amongst the firms highlighted by Leaders League in its article on the Swiss legal market.
Communications to foreign authorities
Alexandre Richa will be speaking on “Communications to foreign authorities: administrative procedure versus data protection?” at the “Journée de droit bancaire et financier” which will be held in Geneva on 6 October 2016
Financial Services Act: point-of-sale regulation
Our latest update regarding the upcoming point-of-sale regulation under the FinSA draft in Switzerland is available on ILO’s website at the following link: www.internationallawoffice.com.
ABR Avocats again named M&A Law Firm of the Year by ACQ5
ABR Avocats received the 2016 Swiss M&A Law Firm of the Year Award from ACQ5 (ACQ5 Global Award). This is a new recognition for its M&A activities, after the ACQ5 Law Award 2016 received earlier this year.
Offering of financial instruments
Our latest update regarding the offering of financial instruments in Switzerland is available on ILO’s website at the following link: http://www.internationallawoffice.com/search?at=Updates&ov=false&ac=false&js=Switzerland&cfn=ABR+Avocats.
Governance of listed or regulated companies
Alexandre Richa will be speaking on the governance of listed or regulated companies at the Marathon du droit organised by the Geneva Bar Assocation on 30 April 2016.
Recharacterization of dividends into wages subject to social security charges
Arnaud Martin and Nicolas Béguin have published this month in GesKR a commentary of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court decision 9C_327/2015 of 3 December 2015 (ATF 141 V 634). Their article sets out the so-called “Nidwald practice” on the recharacterization of dividends and suggests certain adjustments to its practical implementation by the authorities in charge of levying social security contributions.
Reorganizations and acquisitions
in the financial sector
Alexandre Richa will be speaking on « Reorganizations and acquisitions in the financial sector », a conference organized by the Geneva Bar Association and Banque Pictet & Cie SA and which will be held on 7 April 2016 in Geneva.
CEDIDAC corporate law day,
Lausanne, 18 March 2016
Alexandre Richa will be speaking on the “Legal means of protection for (minority) shareholders” at the CEDIDAC 2016 corporate law day which will take place on 18 March 2016, at the University of Lausanne.
The CEDIDAC corporate law day is the leading event in the field of corporate law in the French speaking part of Switzerland.
2nd Arbitration Symposium:
“Hot Topics”, Zurich, 3 March 2016
Diana Akikol will be speaking on “Setting Aside Proceedings before the Federal Supreme Court” at the 2nd Arbitration Symposium: “Hot Topics”, which is going to be held at the Europe Institute of the University of Zurich on 3 March 2016.
ABR Avocats is very pleased to welcome Arnaud Martin as new Partner as of 1 January 2016
Arnaud Martin is a Swiss Certified Tax Expert. He graduated from the University of Fribourg in 2004 and was admitted to the Geneva Bar in 2006. Arnaud Martin has extensive experience in business restructuring, corporate financing, tax litigation and VAT. He has previously shared several years of common professional experience with all members of ABR Avocats.
Taxation is now added to ABR’s areas of expertise, for an improved complementarity of client services.
Recognition by Who’s Who Legal in the field of arbitration
Our arbitration partner Diana Akikol has been recognized as an expert in the field of arbitration by Who’s Who Legal. According to Who’s Who Legal: Switzerland (4th Edition) 2016, “Diana Akikol is well-known for her “excellent” practice and is regarded as a “leading light” in the field”.
ABR Avocats receives three awards from Acquisition International for the year 2015
ABR Avocats was named best in M&A Law, Banking & Finance and Cross-Border Financial Disputes for Switzerland by Acquisition International for the year 2015. This is a great recognition for our accomplishments of the past year in these fields, notably on major transactions involving financial institutions as well as on high profile arbitration cases.
ABR Avocats receives three awards from Corporate INTL
ABR Avocats was named by Corporate INTL the 2016 Boutique Corporate Law Firm of the Year, Boutique Regulatory Law Firm of the Year and Boutique Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year for Switzerland. The firm advised several financial institutions and companies on various M&A and financing transactions as well complex regulatory issues. It was also involved on high profile arbitration cases.
ABR Avocats named M&A Law Firm of the Year by ACQ5
ABR Avocats received the 2016 Swiss M&A Law Firm of the Year Award from ACQ5. Over the last year, ABR Avocats advised financial institutions and companies in several high profile M&A and financing transactions.