Verhaltenspflichten des Verwaltungsrats

E. verkaufte seinem Sohn F. im Jahr 1999 die Aktienmehrheit an der C. AG (nachfolgend Kaufvertrag 1). Zwischenzeitlich erwarb F. auch noch die restlichen Aktien der C. AG. Die C. AG hält rund 70% der Aktien an der A. AG, welche ein Hotel in Chur betreibt. Die Aktien der A. AG sind vinkuliert. In Kaufvertrag 1 wurde B., der Schwester von F., ein Vorkaufsrecht bei einem Verkauf der A. AG eingeräumt…
Merens Derungs M.A. HSG, Prof. Dr. iur. Hans Caspar von der Crone LL.M.
SZW-RSDA 6/2019 | S. 697


Die SZW-Aktienrechtstagung 2019 fragte nach dem «richtigen» Aktienrecht für das 21. Jahrhundert. Im Zentrum standen dabei die laufende Aktienrechtsrevision und technologische Entwicklungen. Die aus den Referaten hervorgegangenen Beiträge bilden den Schwerpunkt der vorliegenden Nummer.
Prof. Dr. iur. Hans Caspar von der Crone LL.M.
SZW-RSDA 5/2019 | S. 437

Was ist «wirtschafts-verträgliches» Aktienrecht?

The last comprehensive overhaul of Swiss corporation law dates from 1991. The revised law was intended to provide more transparency, improve shareholder rights and set goalposts with respect to corporate organization and corporate powers. But the 1991 corporation law fell short of international standards, especially for listed companies. Numerous pieces of legislation and self-regulatory…
Dr. iur. Daniel Daeniker LL.M.
SZW-RSDA 5/2019 | S. 438

Aktienrechtliche Verantwortlichkeit: Zur gerichtlichen Prüfungsbefugnis im Anwendungsbereich der Business Judgment Rule (Zurückhaltungsregel)

In the context of directors’ and officers’ liability, the ­so-called Business Judgment Rule and its Swiss equivalent – which is also referred to as the Rule of Restraint (Zurückhaltungsregel) – aim to protect the exercise of discretion when making business decisions. According to the Swiss Federal Supreme Court, the judicial review of business decisions must be conducted with restraint if i) the…

Konzept und Praxis der aktienrechtlichen Sanierung

This essay deals with capital loss and overindebtedness and the related duties of the Board of Directors according to the current Swiss Code of Obligations. Furthermore, a look is taken at the future Swiss restructuring law. It has been concluded that Swiss restructuring law does little credit to its name as most restructuring proceedings end in bankruptcy of the respective company. One possible…
Prof. Dr. iur. Lukas Glanzmann LL.M.
SZW-RSDA 5/2019 | S. 465

Aktien als digitalisierte Werte

Shares issued on a distributed ledger have already been designated as a future market standard. The potential of these dlt-shares is also acknowledged by the Swiss government, which has published a preliminary draft on the adaptation of federal law to developments in distributed ledger technology earlier this year. This essay focuses on various mainly private law issues related to the issuance…
Prof. Dr. iur. Hans Caspar von der Crone LL.M., Merens Derungs M.A. HSG
SZW-RSDA 5/2019 | S. 481

L’émission d’actions digitalisées comme moyen de financement de l’innovation et des PME

Switzerland is a world-leading nation in terms of entrepreneurship and promotion of innovation. Its universities produce a high number of start-ups. Its economy is based on a web of small and medium-sized companies, which make for the bulk of the country’s economic activity. Paradoxically though, the Swiss capital markets are relatively inefficient in channeling savings to companies. Only a…

Le droit à l’information de l’administrateur et sa mise en œuvre judiciaire

This article deals with the right to information and ­inspection of a member of the board of directors (Article 715a of the Swiss Code of Obligations, CO) and the possibility, recently acknowledged by the Federal Tribunal, to raise a claim based on such right. The implementing of Article 715a CO in court gives rise to a number of questions. Often, time is of the essence and a court decision may…

Fortress Europe: Die Äquivalenzverfahren der EU im Bereich der Finanzdienstleistungen

The European Union is by far the most important ­market for Swiss cross-border financial services. So far, the key strategy for market access has been to tailor Swiss financial regulation so as to achieve equivalence with EU law. However, the analysis of the current equivalence procedures reveals that equivalence is not the door opener one had hoped for. Core activities such as deposit-taking,…
Prof. Dr. iur. Susan Emmenegger LL.M., Andrea Bigler MLaw
SZW-RSDA 2/2019 | S. 155

Le fonds de placement contractuel immobilier et la Lex Koller

This contribution discusses the treatment of Swiss real estate funds under the Lex Koller. It explains that for­eigners (in the meaning of Lex Koller) may acquire fund’s units and/or shares or participation certificates in the capital of the fund management company (up to full holding) without a Lex Koller authorization. The analysis takes into account the consequences of such purchases on future…
Cécile Berger Meyer LL.M., Dr. iur. Giulia Neri-Castracane
SZW-RSDA 2/2019 | S. 176