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Posts Tagged: Switzerland

My time inside Novartis ERC

At the gatehouse, the security guard passed me a Novartis visitor’s badge, and I turned to walk down Fabrikstrasse – the campus’ central boulevard. Two thoughts popped into my head: I think I’m too early (I was) and I hope these people are friendly (they were).Continue Reading

Glencore pays $700 million to resolve widespread FCPA offenses

Switzerland-based mining and commodities giant Glencore plc on Tuesday settled corruption investigations in the United States, the UK, and Brazil. In the U.S., subsidiary Glencore International AG pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to violate the FCPA and agreed to pay $700 million in criminal penalties and forfeiture.Continue Reading

Switzerland sharpens historic Russia sanctions

We published two previous posts, the first discussing potential scenarios that Swiss individuals and entities, including foreign subsidiaries located in Switzerland, could be facing should new sanctions target certain Russian Federation individuals and entities, and the second focusing on the amendments to the Ordinance instituting measures in connection with the situation in Ukraine taking effect on February 28, 2022 (the “Original Ordinance”).… Continue Reading

Switzerland adopts historic sanctions against Russian individuals and entities

A previous post discussed the potential scenarios that Swiss individuals and entities, including foreign subsidiaries located in Switzerland, could face should new sanctions target specific Russian Federation individuals and entities. Last Monday, the Swiss Government adopted, with immediate effect, a new sanction regime against certain Russian Federation individuals and entities.… Continue Reading

Switzerland now has mandated human rights due diligence

In our previous post, we highlighted that Switzerland was going to reform its Code of Obligations (CO) and Criminal Code concerning transparency on non-financial matters as well as due diligence and transparency duties with respect to minerals and metals from conflict zones and child labor.Continue Reading

The dawn of human rights due diligence in Switzerland?

Following an intense debate on November 29, 2020, the “Responsible Business Initiative” was rejected by a majority of the Swiss cantons. Instead, a reform of the Swiss Code of Obligations and Criminal Code is most likely to enter into force.Continue Reading