Issue 2: Switzerland Report

Switzerland Report

July 2021

In this issue:

  • ‘Let’s get visible’ – Sandra De Vito Bieri becomes first female managing partner at major Swiss law firm
  • Where are all the women? – Swiss law firms to address shortage of female partners
  • Advestra: reaching for the stars – Capital markets spin-off takes on Zurich’s big players
  • Switzerland: The magic still works – How Swiss elite law firms manage success

Latest News

January 2022 News

England’s Lockdown Regulations: a Compressed History

As Sue Gray is set to publish her report into alleged law-breaking in 10 Downing Street during the Covid-19 lockdowns, John Binns, Partner at BCL Solicitors LLP examines how the law has evolved and which rules have applied since March 2020

January 2022 News

Rising divorce rates in China – Infidelity no longer a cause for divorce

Deborah Jeff, Partner and Head of Family at Simkins LLP, examines how Chinese government changes to divorce law fly in the face of what is reasonable and tolerable.

January 2022 News

David Boies: What Prince Andrew can expect in court from Virginia Giuffre’s lawyer

In a face-to-face interview in New York, before he was instructed by Virginia Giuffre Roberts, David Boies told Dominic Carman about his approach to litigation – from taking depositions and handling juries to dealing with hidden evidence and cross-examining witnesses

January 2022 News

£1bn Recovered from Tax Fraud – Good News?

A recent HMRC press release trumpeted the £218m recovered by its Fraud Investigation Service (FIS) in 2020-21, taking its total for the five years since it was set up to just over £1bn. Harry Travers and John Binns, partners in the Financial Crime team at BCL Solicitors, ask if we really should be celebrating?

January 2022 News

The rise of litigation funds in Jersey

Litigation funding is certainly a hot topic, as can be seen from the controversy surrounding the involvement of litigation funders in the now infamous divorce proceedings between Tatiana Akhmedova and her now ex-husband, oligarch Temur Akhmedov. Jersey is no different, with litigation funders becoming increasingly involved in all manner of disputes.

December 2021 News

Petrofac and ‘SOCPA Agreements’: has the SFO found a way to crack white-collar cases?

Shaul Brazil and Tom McNeill of the Financial Crime team at BCL Solicitors examine the SFO’s approach to cooperating suspects