Dispute Resolution and Legal Representation
Our approach to resolving disputes is characterized by the close collaboration of experienced dispute resolution practitioners, patent lawyers and technology experts. We are not only familiar with the legal rules and practices of the courts and authorities deciding cases, but very quickly get up to speed on the technical questions underlying a dispute. More importantly still, we are aware that disputes take up substantial time and resources, and that the outcome ultimately reached through formal proceedings does not always correspond to the parties’ expectations and interests. As part of our advice, we, therefore, always explore strategic options and potential alternatives to proceedings, whether through negotiations, mediation or otherwise.
Recent cases from our practice:
- We acted for the seller in a post-M&A dispute relating to the sale of production facilities to the US.
- We represented clients in patent infringement and patent nullity suits relating to medical technology, electrical engineering, software patent and injection moulding.
- We represented a pharma company in a dispute with a supplier of clinical material.
- We acted as lead counsel for a biotech company in a cross-border licensing dispute, also advising on coordination with parallel criminal proceedings, impact on the relationship with a sub-licensee and settlement opportunities.
- We assisted a medtech company with its response strategy to criminal charges against former business partners, conducting an internal investigation and advising on interactions with law enforcement agencies in several countries, as well as on related litigation risks.
- We defended a private individual against alleged director liability claims.
- We assisted a leading beverages company with the assessment and enforcement of liability claims against a supplier of additives.
- We accompanied a bank employee in a criminal investigation concerning cybercrime.
- We defended a foreign state in attachment and litigation proceedings in relation to property located in Switzerland.
Coronavirus: suspension of limitation periods in civil and administrative proceedings
The Federal Council extends the court holidays as well as – more generally – the suspension of limitation periods and deadlines with fixed expiry dates in order to allow for all parties involved in proceedings to adjust to the extraordinary situation »
Landmark case on copyright of applied art in China
IPrime successfully represented the Swiss company ALPA Capaul & Weber Ltd. in a copyright infringement case in front of the Chengdu Intermediate People's Court (China). »
Digital Medical Applications: Legal and Compliance Risks
In her article for the law review "Life Science Recht", Anne-Catherine Hahn addresses the challenges of patient-facing digital medicine. »
Coronavirus - Sars-CoV-2 - Information Switzerland
Despite the measures tightened up by the Swiss Federal Council, the law firm at IPrime Zurich is fully operational and we can be reached as usual. »
Compliance breaches as a business risk
Anne-Catherine Hahn tops off our series of articles in the KMU magazine with her contribution on compliance measures to avoid liability risks. »
Impact Case of the Year 2020 - Switzerland
IPrime is the proud winner of the MIP Impact Case of the Year 2020 Award for Switzerland »
EU Whistleblower Directive - Call for action for Swiss companies?
Anne-Catherine Hahn explains why dealing with whistleblowers is so challenging from data protection and labor law perspectives »
Chances of the swiss patent box for Swiss enterprises
On the occasion of the seminar of the Europa Institut at the University of Zurich, Rudolf A. Rentsch and Stefan Wigger presented on the latest developments »
Publication of Rudolf A. Rentsch and Alexander Grosse-Kracht - Globalisation and Innovations
In the current issue of the KMU-Magazin, Dr. Rudolf A. Rentsch and Alexander Grosse-Kracht describe how Swiss SMEs can protect innovations in a global environment. »
Publication of Anne-Catherine Hahn on international arbitration
Bribery Allegations in Arbitration Proceedings – 10th edition of The International Arbitration Review »
Publikation von Thomas Kretschmer zur Schutzfähigkeit von Software-Innovationen
Im Rahmen unserer Serie zum Thema Technologie und Recht im KMU-Magazin publiziert Thomas Kretschmer einen Artikel zur Schutzfähigkeit von Software-Innovationen. »