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.