Switzerland - Support system for renewable plants – transitional measures
GHR Energy Law Quarterly – October 2021
On 1 October 2021, the autumn session of the Swiss Parliament concluded. The National Council and Council of States resolved how to proceed with the promotion of renewable electricity production from 2023 onwards. Initiated by a parliamentary initiative, the Parliament was called upon to address this issue before discussing the major revision of the Electricity Supply Act and the Energy Act.
GHR Rechtsanwälte advises OPP Beteiligungen AG on the sale of Accuratech Group
OPP Beteiligungen AG, a company with its domicile in Burgdorf, specializing in the acquisition, development and management of SMEs in the broader MEM sector, has sold its Accuratech-Group to the Swedish Sandvik Group. The Accuratech Group develops and produces fine wires and tubes for the medical technology sector. The group includes Accuratech AG, Burgdorf, Polyfil AG, Zug, Galvarex SA, St Imier and Polyflex s.r.l., Calimera (Italy).
Sandvik is a global listed company with 37,000 employees and group sales of app. CHF 10 billion. The Accuratech Group will be independently managed within the Medical Unit of Sandvik.
GHR Rechtsanwälte AG advised on the sale of Häubi AG
GHR Rechtsanwälte AG advised on the sale of Häubi AG, which has been known since 1927 for innovative solutions in the field of interior design for medical and dental practices as well as private and public spaces. All shares of Häubi AG were family-owned until the sale and were sold to Häubi Holding AG. GHR Rechtsanwälte AG acted as legal advisor to the sellers of Häubi AG. The GHR team included Bruno Hunziker (partner, lead) and Michelle Wolf.
GHR Rechtsanwälte advises REWE on joint venture with Deutsche Seereederei
DER Touristik Group, a member of German REWE Group, has formed a joint venture with DSR Holding, a subsidiary of Deutsche Seereederei Group. The two companies each hold a 50% stake in DR Hospitality GmbH & Co. KG which was established for the purpose of the transaction. The closing of the transaction is still subject to clearance by the relevant antitrust authorities.
Marc Grüninger recommended by Best Lawyers Switzerland 2022 for M&A
GHR Rechtsanwälte partner Marc Grüninger has again been recognized by his peers among Switzer-land's best lawyers for Mergers and Acquisition Law and has been selected for inclusion in the 12th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Switzerland: https://www.bestlawyers.com/current-edition/Swit-zerland
Rejection of Switzerland's revised CO2-Act – What's next?
GHR Energy Law Quarterly – July 2021
With the ratification of the Paris Agreement on climate change in October 2017, Switzerland had committed itself to pursuing the climate protection targets set out in this agreement. To this end, the Federal Act on the Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions (CO2-Act) should have been completely revised and a new reduction target should have been anchored by 2030. However, on June 13, 2021, the Swiss electorate rejected the proposed bill. What's next? Read more in our ELQ.
GHR Rechtsanwälte AG one of the most successful "Top Law Firms 2021" in Switzerland in the Bilanz / Handelszeitung ranking
For the fifth time in a row, the leading Swiss business magazines BILANZ and Handelszeitung have published their annual rankings of the best law firms in Switzerland.
We are very pleased that GHR Rechtsanwälte AG have been listed again this year as a top law firm in the field of restructuring and insolvency law.
We thank our clients for the trust they have placed in our firm and its members over the past thirty years.
Marc Grüninger again recognized as Lawyer of the Year for Energy Law by Who’s Who Legal WWL 2021
For the second year in a row, GHR Rechtsanwälte partner Marc Grüninger has been recognized by Who’s Who Legal WWL as Switzerland's Lawyer of the Year for Energy Law. In addition, he is ranked by WWL as Global Elite Thought Leader-Energy 2021 and is recommended as National Leader-Switzerland 2021.
Transfer of the Extra-high-voltage Grid to Swissgrid
GHR Energy Law Quarterly – March 2021
Since 2013, the national grid company Swissgrid has gradually acquired ownership of the entire transmission grid in Switzerland. However, this transaction stipulated by law is not yet fully completed. It is considered one of the largest and most complex in Switzerland. ElCom has now determined the chargeable values of the transmission network assets and has recently published the rulings. The way is, therefore, now clear for the transaction to be completed. Read more in the attached ELQ.
Cemex Group Reorganization
GHR represented Cemex in connection with the transfer of Cemex Research Group's Intellectual Property Development Activities division and its employees to Cemex Innovation Holding.