April 2021

10 Things to Think About when Founding a Startup

2021-07-02T12:02:12+02:00By Barbara|

No. 1: Company name (“Firma”) For the commercial register to accept your chosen company name, it needs to be free (i.e. not already taken) and meet certain requirements – for example, it shouldn’t misrepresent what the company does. We recommend to also check if your company name can be [...]

September 2020


2021-07-21T10:43:00+02:00By Michel , Barbara|

Why your startup should be an AG instead of a GmbH if you plan on raising venture capital In Switzerland, founding an AG is costly – not least because AGs have a high minimum capital requirement of CHF 100k (50k need to be paid in at founding). It’s easier [...]

June 2020

Liquidation Preferences in Startup Financing

2021-07-21T10:43:21+02:00By Michel , Nadia|

Who Gets How Much When a Startup is Sold? Startups usually depend on financially strong partners to grow. During financing rounds, investment agreements are concluded, and liquidation preferences are often one of the major deal terms to be negotiated. They are THE main feature of preferred shares (versus common [...]

March 2020

Kurzarbeit: Tipps für Startups

2021-07-21T10:42:25+02:00By Matthias|

Das Ausmass der durch das Coronavirus verursachten Einschränkungen dürfte viele überrascht haben. Viele Unternehmen können seit dem 17. März 2020 nicht oder nur noch beschränkt tätig sein, oder spüren die Auswirkungen dieser Einschränkungen indirekt. Startups, die rasch wachsen wollen bzw. müssen, sind in dieser Situation besonders betroffen. Neben verunsicherten [...]

February 2019


2021-07-21T10:43:35+02:00By Michel|

Find out how to incorporate a business in various countries around the world. This video series by the Boalt Global Corporate Law Society and EMBARK.LAW is tailored to help founders and investors understand how to maximize corporate law for their startup projects. In each video, a corporate lawyer from around [...]

October 2018

Startup Funding Tips

2021-07-21T10:43:45+02:00By Michel|

Finding and negotiating venture capital for your startup can be challenging. Where do you start? What do you need to think about? Who do you work with? - Let's ask the pros: In this compilation of startup funding tips, venture capital experts share their expertise on how to rock your [...]

July 2018

GDPR Data Inventory Template for Swiss Businesses

2021-07-21T10:44:02+02:00By Michel|

When I started implementing the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for my own business, I thought it would be a breeze: After all, as a lawyer, reading and implementing legislation is what I do. Also, my clients' data is protected by the attorney-client privilege, so I'm already used [...]

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