The precautionary order: You decide!
The case from the small eastern Swiss municipality of Wattwil made national headlines: The adviser of an 83-year-old man sold the family's assets to pay for nursing home care for the elderly man. However: [...]
Katja Christ nominated as candidate for the National Council
Last night the GLP nominated our partner Katja Christ as a candidate for the National Council. BALEX congratulates her on her nomination and wishes her every success. More info
Boris Becker also wins against Hans-Dieter Cleven on appeal
Boris Becker achieves another victory in the claim against his former partner Hans-Dieter Cleven. On 26.11.2018, the Higher Court of the Canton of Zug/Switzerland dismissed an appeal by Cleven. Consequently, the partial claim he [...]
Guest article: Trade needs a strong antitrust law
70 percent of all jobs and 87 percent of all training places are in small and medium-sized companies. SMEs form the backbone of our country. They are dependent on freedom of trade and commerce. [...]
Fingerprint on bag not enough for conviction for robbery
Is a fingerprint on a plastic bag found at the scene of the crime sufficient evidence to convict the accused person of qualified robbery? The Basel-Landschaft Criminal Court rightly denied this question. Despite extremely [...]
Homeowners must disclose the pre-lease rate
In a referendum on 10 June 2018, the cantonal initiative "Tenant protection on moving in (YES at affordable new rents)" was adopted. With the decision of the Government Council of 18 September 2018, the [...]
Mobile phone use at the workplace
Studies show that more than a third of Swiss employees are active on social networks such as Facebook every day during their working hours: how will the weather be tomorrow, what’s the breaking news [...]
Blatant legal error corrected
Acquittal for mother in second instance of the accusation of child abuse. The Cantonal Court of Basel-Landschaft has severely reprimanded the lower court for arbitrarily convicting the woman. The Basler Zeitung reports on a [...]
Public statement by Shemsi Beqiri on the ongoing ‘Dojo’ trial
The case has been going on for many years. The expectations of the prosecutor and the court on the part of the victims and the public are high. We assume that the prosecution has [...]
What happens to my dog when I die?
On Tuesday, 29 May 2018, the Tabourettli hosted an animal welfare event for both Basel cant ons. Our civil-law notary Pascal Berger had the opportunity to speak on the topic "How do I manage [...]
BALEX awarded Top Law Firm 2018
Bilanz and Le Temps have named Balex the top law firm of 2018. The evaluation was based on a survey by other lawyers (peer-to-peer) and recommendations from clients, from 31 different legal fields in [...]
In case of invasion of privacy: shooting down of drones allowed.
Civilian drones are in vogue. Hobby pilots, private detectives and paparazzi are using them to monitor and spy on areas and people. So far, Switzerland has taken the view that restraint is required in [...]
Christian Eich appointed as Legal General Group Counsel to the Executive Board of listed company The Native SA
We are delighted that our partner Christian Eich has been appointed Legal General Group Counsel of The Native SA (NTIV; www.thenative.ch), a Swiss listed company, as of 19 February 2018. The mandate for The [...]
Telebasel obtains super-provisional injunction against Basler Zeitung.
The civil court of Basel-Stadt has issued a super-provisional injunction against Basler Zeitung. Recently, the latter published several articles criticizing Telebasel’s reputation, honour and credit, damaging allegations discrediting Telebasel, its responsible persons or its [...]
Sudden inability to act – what happens to me? A precautionary mandate provides a remedy.
A prominent example relates to Michael Schumacher. After suffering a tragic skiing accident, he was in a coma for months. During this time, the world-famous Formula 1 racing driver was incapable of judgement and [...]
The death of Martin Wagner
We were shocked to learn of the tragic death of our former colleague Martin Wagner. Our thoughts are with his children and we wish the family strength in this difficult situation. Please understand that [...]
Katja Christ strengthens our team
We are pleased to announce the appointment to our team of Katja Christ, who joins us as a Partner. Katja Christ specializes in the areas of health and remedy law. Her in-depth support and [...]
Alexandra Vonarb becomes a clerk at the rent arbitration board
We congratulate our staff member Alexandra Vonarb on her new role as an extraordinary writer for the Basel-Stadt State Arbitration Board for rent disputes. The appointment took effect on 1 January 2018. Her additional [...]
Man can be forced to paternity test
By judgment 5A_590/2016 of 12 October 2017 , the Federal Supreme Court confirmed last year's decision that a putative father could be forced to give a DNA sample. The earlier case revolved around a [...]
Austrian painter enriches pictures by Ernst Beyeler
For years, the Austrian painter Prof. Helmut Kand has refined the pictures painted by the late Basel art dealer Ernst Beyeler . Beyeler and Kand were close friends. Now the Austrian painter is planning [...]