News

  • 24.08.2020
    Copyright Act
    The partial revision of the Swiss Copyright Act (CA) came into force on 1 April 2020. Its main aim is to adapt copyright to the digital age, in particular by strengthening the fight against online piracy of protected works. To access the newsletter please click on the icon below.
  • 29.06.2020
    Foxtone SA strengthens its leading position in real estate crowdfunding
    Foxstone SA (https://www.foxstone.ch/)completed a multi-million fund raising to strengthen its leading position in real estate crowdfunding.
    Borel & Barbey advised Foxstone SA in this financing. The team was led by Luca Bozzo, Alexandre Gallopin and Nora Battisti.
  • 25.06.2020
    Training program on private equity
    Alexandre Gallopin and Audrey Tasso taught a half-day seminar on Shareholders’ Agreements as part of a training program organized by the Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association (SECA).
  • 19.06.2020
    Law Marathon | art law
    Anne Laure Bandle will present the essential developments in Art Law as part of the Law Marathon organised by the Geneva Bar Association on Thursday 18 and Friday 19 June 2020, this year in the form of a webinar. For more information: www.odage.ch.
  • 06.05.2020
    REYL Group establishes Alpian SA thanks to the successful closing of a Series A financing round

    Alpian SA (www.alpian.com) successfully closed a Series A financing round raising CHF 12.2 million. Alpian SA is a newly established company incubated by the REYL Group. The company aims at developing a fully digital platform through which to serve the mass affluent client segment, typically comprising individuals with investable assets ranging from CHF 100,000 to CHF 1 million. Borel & Barbey advised Alpian SA in the context of the structuring and execution of this Series A financing. The team was led by Luca Bozzo, Alexandre Gallopin and Audrey Tasso.
     
  • 29.04.2020
    The resilience of the art market
    Anne Laure Bandle wrote an article in the newspaper Le Temps on the impact of the coronavirus on the art market and agreements. The article is available online.
  • 09.04.2020
    Fighting against the abusive use of bankruptcy
    On 26 June 2019, the Federal Council adopted its Message on the draft of an amendment to the Federal Act on Combating Bankruptcy Abuse. This amendment aims to prevent debtors from abusing the bankruptcy proceedings in order to evade their obligations to their creditors and to compete unfairly with other companies. 
  • 24.03.2020
    The right of the public defender to obtain down payments during the criminal proceedings

    Pierre Bydzovsky, Sébastien Rosselet and Pablo Lazaro have published an article in the Revue de l'avocat 3/2020 (pp. 111 ff.) (https://anwaltsrevue.recht.ch/) on the right of public defenders to obtain advances from the prosecutor’s office during criminal proceedings.
     
  • 19.03.2020
    Interview on the postponement of football games due to the coronavirus
    Pierre Turrettini appeared on Radio Suisse Romande's (RSR) radio show Sport Matin on 19 March 2020 on the issue of the legal consequences of the postponement of football games due to the coronavirus. 
    The interview can be listened online under this link.
  • 17.03.2020
    Working remotely | Coronavirus
    Borel & Barbey has been working remotely since Monday 16 March. Our systems are functioning well and all our employees are ready to assist you, even remotely. We continue to be reachable as normal by phone, e-mail, and postal service. We will replace physical meetings by other means of communication such as video conferences if possible.

    We wish you and your families all the best and thank you for your continued trust.
  • 17.01.2020
    The Great Copyright Reform
    Anne Laure Bandle wrote an article in the Le Temps newspaper about the reform of the copyright “in the Internet age” which will probably enter into force in 2020. To access the article please click on the icon below.