Swiss Federal Supreme Court decision: interpretation of exclusion clause
Professional liability insurance policies usually contain specific clauses that exclude coverage for occurrences or claims that are the result of the insured having acted with a degree of intent. These clauses typically exclude coverage for acts or omissions of the insured which are committed either:
“wilfully”; “intentionally”; or as stated in the clause in question here, “knowingly”.
Reference Guide Insurance Litigation Switzerland March 2023
Quick reference guide enabling side-by-side comparison of local insights, including into preliminary and
jurisdictional considerations; interpretation of insurance contracts; providing notice; duty to defend;
standard commercial general liability policies; first-party property insurance; directors’ and officers’
insurance; cyber insurance; terrorism insurance; and recent trends.
Injured party versus insurer: new article 60(1 bis) of Federal Act on Insurance Policies
Georges Clemmer and Markus Dörig looking at the revision of the Federal Act on Insurance Policies (IPA), which entered into force on 1 January 2022. One of the newly introduced provisions is article 60(1 bis) of the IPA, which allows injured parties – under certain circumstances – to choose between pursuing their claim for compensation either against the liable party or, instead, directly against the latter’s insurer.
Effects of the international changes in tax law
In a newspaper interview, Dr. Roland A. Pfister discusses the latest changes in international tax law and their implications for Liechtenstein.
List Of Publications
In this comprehensive list in German you will find all publications of Dr. Brigitta Kratz.
»start the talk« vol. 2 – our 12 takeaways
On Thursday, June 24, 2021, founders of the startups Ava, GetYourGuide, Luckabox and Amorana shared their personal experiences from the entrepreneurial world and how they overcame stumbling blocks. The audience listened to the discussion with full concentration. Anyone who wasn’t there missed out.
Second edition of »start the talk« rescheduled
The second edition of the new event series “start the talk” has been rescheduled. On 24 June 2021 we will focus on the topic of “screw-ups” and learn how startups overcome obstacles. We are also pleased to announce that our top-class line-up for the panel discussion will remain after the cancellation in October 2020.
New gender quotas for publicly listed companies and transparency rules for commodity sector enter into force
Sebastian Hepp and Markus Dörig looking at the revision of Swiss company law from 19 June 2020 as well as the new provisions regarding gender quotas and transparency rules for the commodity sector, which entered into force on 1 January 2021 as part of the new corporate gevernance regulations.
Liability of directors and board members in corporate groups
In practice, most large companies are structured as corporate groups. Corporate groups are recognised and in certain areas regulated by Swiss law (eg, accounting). However, there is little case law discussing the characteristics of corporate groups, particularly the liability of group executives.
Let’s »start the talk« – Start-Ups vs. Screw-Ups
It is time! The second event of our new event series “start the talk” will take place at the end of October. This time we will focus on the topic “Screw-Ups” and learn how startups overcome obstacles.