The Board's View

The Board's View is dedicated to providing directors, general counsel and other executives with insight on key trends in the fast moving world of corporate governance. Our concise analyses of key developments on the international scene as well as Swiss law and practice are intended to help boards of Swiss companies navigate the many challenges they face.

Corporate Governance 2020

21.08.2020

Our "Corporate Governance 2020 – Switzerland" report was recently published in the Chambers Global Practice Guide on Corporate Governance featuring 30 jurisdictions.

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ESG in times of crisis and beyond

30.07.2020

During the past decades, corporate governance issues were front and centre. They have crystallised into many norms and practices, both internationally and in Switzerland. Say on pay is …

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Spotlight: Public-to-private transactions in Switzerland

08.06.2020

Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, private equity firms have heavily invested private capital in public companies. The downturn in the public equity market could further be …

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Leading through the crisis

30.04.2020

Even as plans for progressive easing of lockdown measures are announced, the continued dislocation in the economy triggered by Covid-19 requires comprehensive strategic planning. Public companies face additional …

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Annual general meetings – how to proceed in the face of COVID-19

20.03.2020

In-person general meetings are banned until April 19 and are likely to be subject to continued restrictions thereafter. The Swiss government however provided temporary relief enabling Swiss companies …

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Grasping the Nettle of Shareholder Activism

18.02.2020

More than ever, activism has become an important consideration for the boards of Swiss public companies. Support by large institutional shareholders and shareholder accountability make it critical for …

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