Registering Trademarks in the Metaverse

There has been much discussed and written about the “metaverse” in the last couple of years. In its broadest sense, the metaverse refers to open and immersive digital worlds that exist, at least in part, in cyberspace. The metaverse represents a complex and, in many ways, boundless digital universe that allows users to engage with....

Construction Contract Review. The Construction Practice Group at Nexsen Pruet can help to protect you from unfair burdens and excessive risk

At Nexsen Pruet, we frequently review construction contracts and address concerns and questions about them. We negotiate, review, and customize contracts on everything from standard industry agreements—generally comprising tried and true, familiar clauses—to one-off agreements for large multi-party arrangements for the design, procurement, and construction management of large commercial, industrial, or institutional projects. With industry....

Further expansion of services in the Banking and Financial Markets Law competence area

BGPartner has been affiliated with the self-regulatory organization of the Swiss Bar and the Swiss Notary Association (SRO SAV/SNV), effective 1 August 2022. In this context, Dr. Alain P. Röthlisberger and Tanja Aebersold were admitted as financial intermediaries. By joining the self-regulatory organization SAV/SNV, BGPartner is qualified to operate as a financial intermediary and to....

Whistleblowing or the need to regulate the reporting of abuse

What is “whistleblowing”? The term “whistleblowing” means a procedure for reporting unlawful, harmful for public interest, potentially damaging or simply morally questionable behaviour at work, which helps to identify inappropriate behaviour or situations in organisations where normal channels of communication would not work or would be difficult to use, mainly because of the fear from....

Robert Appleton Quoted in Reuters Regarding Proposed Russian Prisoner Swap

Olshan partner Robert Appleton was interviewed by Reuters in an article entitled “U.S. Judge in Russian Arms Dealer Case Backs Griner Swap; Ex-agent Balks” detailing the U.S. proposal to release imprisoned Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout in exchange for the release of two Americans detained in Russia – basketball superstar Brittney Griner and former Marine....