Chambers and Partners Global 2024/ELG Ranking
The ENERGY LAW GROUP (ELG) has again been ranked in Band 1 for Projects & Energy by Chambers and Partners Global 2024. GHR Rechtsanwälte is the exclusive member firm for Switzerland of the ENERGY LAW GROUP. Marc Grüninger and Patrizia Lorenzi lead GHR's energy and natural resources practice.
GHR Rechtsanwälte advised on the Series B Financing of Koa Switzerland Ltd.
Stephan A. Hofer (Lead Counsel), Markus Brülhart and Jil Suter supported Koa Switzerland and its owners in the preparation and execution of this financing round.
GHR Rechtsanwälte advises the owners of OPP Beteiligungen AG and its investors on the sale of BW Service AG
GHR Rechtsanwälte acted as lead counsel for the legal and tax matters of the sellers.
GHR beyond - Egypt
GHR beyond is our informative newsletter on intercontinental topics. In the Africa Edition, we provide concise information once a quarter on important key figures of a destination country in Africa and what entrepreneurs should consider from here to there and from there to here. In this edition, we take a journey to North Africa - to Egypt.
GHR advises Cemex on its new US$ 3 billion bank refinancing
Cemex, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: CX), the global building materials and services company, successfully refinanced its US$3.0 billion syndicated Credit Agreement, extending the maturity to 2028.
GHR advises Cemex on its new Mex$ 6 billion sustainability-linked long-term Notes
GHR Rechtsanwälte acted for Cemex, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: CX), the global building materials and services company, in connection with its sustainability-linked long-term notes (certificados bursátiles de largo plazo) for an aggregate principal amount of Mex$6 billion.
GHR Energy Law Quarterly - Oktober 2023 - Data protection in connection with the use of smart metering systems in Switzerland
The classic electricity meter is considered to be a discontinued model in Switzerland, because within the framework of the energy strategy it was stipulated that 80 % of the measuring devices in a grid area must be intelligent measuring systems by 2027. Such intelligent measuring systems, so-called smart meters, are installed at the end consumer's site. Compared to the classic electricity meter, smart meters are fundamentally capable of recording and documenting the electricity use of the end consumer at precise times, which raises a number of questions on the subject of data protection. This topic is also very up-to-date precisely because the duties for data processors have been expanded with the entry into force of the revised Federal Data Protection Act (DPA) on 1 September 2023. When using smart meters, network operators must therefore take into account various aspects from the perspective of data protection law. Reserved and not taken into account in this ELQ are specific requirements for federal bodies and any cantonal data protection laws applicable to network operators.
GHR Rechtsanwälte has been recognized as a leading Swiss law firm for Capital markets (Debt) and M&A in the IFLR1000 2023 rankings
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GHR beyond - Mauritius
GHR beyond is our informative newsletter on intercontinental topics. In the Africa Edition, we provide concise information once a quarter on important key figures of a destination country in Africa and what entrepreneurs should consider from here to there and from there to here. In this edition we want to put the flashlight on Mauritius.
GHR Energy Law Quarterly - July 2023 - Switzerland's climate targets: at the ballot box and before the ECHR
Switzerland's climate targets were set at the ballot box in mid-June 2023 with the new Swiss Climate Protection and Innovation Act (KIG). In addition, they are also the subject of judicial review by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) due to the climate lawsuit filed by the KlimaSeniorinnen association against Switzerland. Read more about this in our ELQ.