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Legal services have been provided in the same way for a very long time. The legal industry has not been subject to major disruption so far, so legal service providers have not been forced to change. As a result, the provision of legal services can appear old-fashioned and archaic. This situation has inspired a group of next generation professionals to establish the FRORIEP NexGen Incubator with the mission to deliver creative and innovative legal solutions to address unmet needs. The vision is to delight people while helping them to realise their goals. The FRORIEP NexGen Incubator is not just a lab where things are tested, but rather an active venture that strives to deliver on-point solutions in an innovative way.
As 2020 comes to an end FRORIEP looks forward to 2021 and wonders what it holds. Listen to our specialists from across our offices in London, Zurich, Madrid, Geneva and Zug talking about what they see on FRORIEP’s horizon, what they look forward to and what legal questions they hope will be clarified in the coming year.
In this LexCast, we will be talking about LegalTech and its impact on Swiss firms and in particular Swiss law firms. LegalTech is currently rising all over the world and increasingly enters the traditional legal market. With its Focus Area "AI and Digitalisation" Froriep has already delved into the field of digitalisation and now takes a closer look at LegalTech during this LexCast.
Ethics and luxury in the same sentence is not a new trend but has been around for some time. In particular, in the jewellery industry there exist a set of Responsible jewellery standards. Tomás Navarro Blakemore, Associate at FRORIEP, Pauline Evequoz, Sustainability Manager at Chopard and Diana Culillas, Secretary General of the Swiss Better Gold Association (SBGA) discuss the importance of these standards particularly for the inclusion of the various actors in the supply chain. Notwithstanding the foregoing, our guests also highlight the challenges they bring for smaller businesses when managing the related risks and improving the sustainable practices in the industry.
The European Commission recently announced that all CBD Novel Food applications are put on hold while it reviews whether CBD should not be classified as a food, but instead as a narcotic under the United Nations Single Convention on Narcotics of 1961. This re-classification could potentially have wide-ranging and detrimental consequences on a fast-growing industry in Europe.
Startups often forget to incorporate appropriate transfer restrictions in their shareholder agreements. In our conversation with Juan Fernando Baron of Rele.ai, we are exploring the various forms of transfer restrictions, such as the right of first refusal, drag-along and tag-along rights, purchase options with triggering events as well as permitted transfers, and are discussing the benefits of incorporating them into a startup's shareholder agreement early on.
The new prospectus regime, including its exemptions, is also applicable to bonds and convertible bonds issued in Switzerland. But even if an exemption to publish a prospectus would apply, there are still some important specialities to be taken into consideration concerning bond offerings in Switzerland and in particular regarding convertible bonds.
If you have missed our event on shareholder exit and liquidity events on 27 February 2020, check out our latest LexCast on which Leti McManus (Tiger Link Advisors), Vincenzo Braiotta (Grant Thornton) and Benjamin Dürig (Froriep) agreed to share their main takeaways from the event. The podcast is moderated by Cornelia Mattig.
In this episode of LexCast hosted by Froriep, Mark Montanari talks with Cornelia Mattig about the newly proposed amendment of the Collective Investment Schemes Act by the Federal Council. The changes are intended to create a new fund category called Limited Qualified Investor Fund. This Fund would not need an authorisation or approval from FINMA nor would it be supervised by FINMA.
In this episode Cornelia Mattig of FRORIEP (host) is discussing together with Ozan Polat and Benedikt Schuppli of Dezentrum as well as Ronald Kogens of FRORIEP's DLT (Blockchain) & Fintech practice group the current legal challenges as well as liability and responsibility questions in relation to decentralised systems and projects.