Walder Wyss is committed to supporting our clients through the challenges the pandemic presents. We will be publishing regular insights on this Information Hub.

Contact

If you require legal advice on matters relating to the coronavirus, please do get in touch with your usual contact person at Walder Wyss, one of the contact persons at Walder Wyss listed below or send an e-mail to corona@walderwyss.com.

How we can help

Employment

Our employment experts advise employers and employees on any matters relating to health and safety policies, remote working, short-time work, salary and other workplace issues related to the Coronavirus.

Contact persons
Irène Suter-Sieber, Philippe Nordmann, Ueli Sommer


Frequently Asked Questions
The document is currently under revision.


Helpful links
NEW: Arbeitsrecht (last amended: 28 August 2020)

Regulatory

The extraordinary situation related to the Coronavirus may lead to unfair pricing practices and see further restrictive regulations, our regulatory experts will be able to assist.

Contact person
Thomas Müller


Frequently Asked Questions

Regulatory (last amended: 2 June 2020)

Real Estate

If you are a landlord or tenant and you are wondering what the consequences of the closure of a business are under tenancy and lease law or as to the impact of the current situation on the continuation of construction works, our real estate experts are on hand to advise.

Contact person
Francis Nordmann


Frequently Asked Questions

Real Estate
(last amended: 7 April 2020)

Data Protection

Employers, contract partners, insurance companies as well as authorities must regularly deal with questions relating to the processing of data concerning health in relation with the coronavirus. Our data protection experts are on hand to advise.

Contact persons
David Vasella, Jürg Schneider


Frequently Asked Questions

Data Protection
(last amended: 8 April 2020)

Tax

The Coronavirus situation has had an impact on how tax matters are being handled in Switzerland. Filing deadlines have been extended in numerous cantons, late interest may be cancelled and the certain deadlines applicable to legal proceedings have been suspended. We are happy to assist you should you be seeking any guidance in that field.

Contact persons
Stephan Neidhardt, Robert Desax


Frequently Asked Questions

Tax (last amended: 17 April 2020)

Healthcare & Life Sciences

COVID-19 hits healthcare companies and workers twice. Not only do they suffer the usual restrictions on economic activity due to the official measures, but they also have to provide additional special services in connection with the cantonal COVID-19 action plans. We have a comprehensive view of the market and can provide you with the appropriate support.

Contact persons
Daniel Staffelbach, Martin Zobl

Private Clients

You wish to make precautions for a potential incapacity of judgement and you wish to secure your estate planning in order to ensure that your wishes will be respected by doctors and family members in terms of both medical and financial rights? Are you part of a community of heirs and, in view of the Corona situation, are you dependent on an (at least partial) partition to be able to dispose of financial resources? Our experts are happy to assist you with executing or modifying your advance care directive, patient decree, last will and inheritance contract as well as to assist you with partitions of estates.

Contact person
Kinga M. Weiss

Frequently Asked Questions
Private Clients (last amended: 3 April 2020)

Foundations

Do you as a foundation want to support certain persons or organizations affected by the Corona crisis or even set up a new foundation for this purpose? Are you unsure in what form you can hold foundation board meetings due to the current ban on events?

Our experts will be happy to support you in these and other questions related to foundation law. Walder Wyss advises numerous well-known charitable foundations throughout Switzerland and has extensive know-how in this area.


Contact person
Kathrin Häcki

Frequently Asked Questions
Foundations (last amended: 16 April 2020)

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Projet vaudois sur le subventionnement de certains baux commerciaux des mois de mai et juin 2020

di Nicolas Iynedjian
20 aprile 2020