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Ex parte communications between party-appointed arbitrator and counsel not necessarily indicative of lack of impartiality and independence ICC award partially set aside on grounds of extra petita New Regulations for Trustees and Family Offices Newsflash: Responsible Business Initiative – Swiss Council of States adopts conservative counter-proposal Schellenberg Wittmer: Shortlisted in 3 Categories at Citywealth Magic Circle Awards 2020 New Partners and Counsels 2020 Newsflash: LIBOR Transition - the clock is ticking CAS decision declining jurisdiction over Algerian football dispute upheld Counsel's conflict of interest and late filing of appeal in CAS arbitration are admissibility and not jurisdictional issues Building Renovations Improving Energy Efficiency Construction Insights: 2019 QMUL Survey on International Arbitration in Construction Schellenberg Wittmer advises family office on sale of Swiss real estate portfolio to Bayerische Versorgungskammer Obligation to contract based on relative market power Notification of incomplete award may still trigger time limit to appeal award Three Awards Wins at Legal Media Group 2019 Europe Rising Star Awards Newsflash: Tightening of the Swiss FATF Transparency Rules in force as of 1.11.2019 Court finds state not bound by arbitration clause signed by state-owned entity Derric Yeoh elected Council Member of the Singapore Law Society Schellenberg Wittmer advises PIERER Mobility AG on share buyback program Giulia Marchettini: appointed member of Geneva Bar Association CIMBAR Commission Legal Aspects of "Artificial Intelligence" (AI) Nathalie Voser: Appointed Co-Chair of the IBA Arbitration Guidelines and Rules Subcommittee Caroline Clemetson: Gender Diversity Lawyer of the Year – Europe-wide GIR 100 2019: Investigations and White Collar Crime group in top 100 worldwide Euromoney Legal Media Group Rising Stars Awards: 5 Lawyers Shortlisted Julien Witzig: Swiss Certified Tax Expert Bernard Vischer, Manuel Liatowitsch, David Wallace Wilson and Andrea Dorjee-Good in Legal Week's Private Client Global Elite 2019 Tribunal's discretion to call a witness confirmed Challenge of CAS award related to football corruption scandal dismissed Noteworthy developments in the Swiss Federal Supreme Court’s procedural case law Tribunal costs in domestic arbitration not manifestly excessive despite irregularities in time entries Completion of DSV's CHF 5.1 Billion Public Exchange Offer for Panalpina The legal reasoning set out in the decision remanding an award is binding on the arbitral tribunal Schellenberg Wittmer advises Oxford Finance on a senior secured credit facility granted to Swiss company ObsEva Schellenberg Wittmer advises ams AG on proposed public takeover offer for OSRAM Licht AG Schellenberg Wittmer advises BASF Schweiz AG on the sale of 120,000 sqm in Basel to Swiss Life Schellenberg Wittmer Advises Helvetia Insurance on the Acquisition of Helvetic Warranty Schellenberg Wittmer Hosts SCCC's Legal Chapter 2019 Forum Shareholder representatives on the board of directors - Possibilities and limitations of the flow of information to major shareholders Schellenberg Wittmer: Best Firm in Switzerland for Women in Business Law for 2 Consecutive Years Schellenberg Wittmer Advises the Shareholders of Xovis on the sale to Capvis "Top Swiss Law Firm" Ranking for Schellenberg Wittmer by BILANZ and Le Temps Schellenberg Wittmer Advises Panalpina on CHF 4.6 Billion Public Exchange Offer by DSV BNP Paribas and SET Ventures Invest in Smart Grid Market-Leader DEPsys SA Schellenberg Wittmer: Best Swiss Firm for 3rd Consecutive Year at Leaders League Trophées du Droit Awards 2019 WWL Recognizes Schellenberg Wittmer as a Top Dispute Resolution Future Leaders Firm Schellenberg Wittmer: Recognized Again as Global Top Firm in WWL Arbitration 2019 New Partners and Of Counsel 2019 Schellenberg Wittmer advises Bank Vontobel AG in CHF 56m Accelerated Bookbuilding Transaction in Orior AG Accreditation of Prof. Dr. Alexander von Ziegler as Mediator SKWM (Switzerland) and CEDR (UK) What is the interest rate after the discontinuation of LIBOR? TSB's IT Meltdown – Time to Adjust Your Risk Assessment Matrix? Why "Protecting the Digital Citizen" Matters for Swiss M&A Anti-Corruption Legislation – On the Road to Global Zero-Tolerance? Data Protection Laws in Motion – Challenge for Compliance and Due Diligence Europe à la Carte – Avoiding/Leaving the Purview of the European Court of Justice? U.S. Department of Justice "Swiss Bank Program": A Path to Certainty for M&A Deals in 2016? European Safe Harbor Ruling: Does it Matter in Swiss M&A Deals? Currency Risks and Interest Rates: Continuing Challenges for Contract Drafters Implementation of Revised Recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) of 2012 - Some Points to Bear in Mind for Private M&A Deals

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