Dr. Thomas Rihm
 
1.      Präsentationen

2019

 

Panel speaker at 2nd Edition Debt in European Emerging Markets, Bucharest,  April 11, 2019

2018

 

Panel speaker at Debt and Restructuring Forum in Vienna, November 28, 2018

Panel speaker at 3rd Distressed Investments Forum in Berlin, September 2018

Interview with anwalt aktuell – Rihm Rechtsanwälte fördert Talente, September 2018

Interview with Lawyer Monthly – Contract Negotiations Now and Then, June 2018

Interview with anwalt aktuell – Developments in Fintech in Switzerland, June 2018

Panel speaker at 6th World Litigation Forum in London, May 12, 2018

Panel speaker at Debt and Restructuring Forum in Kyiv, May 17, 2018

Panel speaker at Debt in European Emerging Markets Forum in Bucharest, February 22, 2018   

Panel speaker at XBHR Annual Conference in Prague – Uberisation / Crowdworking / Gig and Platform Economy, March 1, 2018

 

2017

 

Presentation M&A conference in Düsseldorf – Breakup fee arrangements in M&A transactions, October 5, 2017

 

Various presentations for Zurich Bar Association – Employment & Benefit Chapter between 2010 and 2017 on Legal Aspects of Homework, Whistleblowing, Data Protection, and Swiss Fat Cat Regulations

 

Presentation University of Zurich – Europa Institut – Newest developments regarding shareholders’ agreements, August 11, 2017

 

2015

 

ABA Midyear Meeting Section of International Labor and Employment Law in Barcelona, Restrictive Covenants and Labor Mobility: A Case Study of Non-Competes and Choice-of-Law Provisions in the Legal Profession, May 2015

 

2012

 

Interview with Businesslawfirms.ch, Incorporation of Banks in Switzerland, July 2012

 

2011

 

Presentation 6th CIS Local Counsel Forum in Almaty, Why arbitration at all? June 2011

 

Interview with Mrs. Susan R. Heylman, Society for Human Resource Management, Alexandria VA, United States, New Swiss Civil Procedure Code imposes mandatory mediation, January 2011

 

2010

 

Presentation 5th CIS Local Counsel Forum in Minsk, Marching to the Same Drum: Coordinating the Efforts of Lead and Local Counsel, June 2010

 

2009

 

Presentation Academy Execution in Zürich – Mergers & Acquisitions 2009 – Reps and Warranties in SPA’s, June 18, 2009

 

Presentation 4th CIS Local Counsel Forum in Kiev, Improper Behaviour in Connection with Establishment of an Arbitral Tribunal, June 24 – 26, 2009

 

2008

 

Euroforum in Pfäffikon – Global Mobility Taxwise, December 2008

 

2005

 

Euroforum in Zürich – Controlling your staff‘s internet, e-mail and phone, September 6, 2005

 

 

2.      Wichtigste Peer Review Publikationen

 

2020

Schulthess Legal Publishing, International Employment Laws of Switzerland (Editor), Spring 2020

2019

 

Vermittlungsplattformen sind keine Arbeitgeber, in: Jusletter April 1, 2019

2018

 

Weltwoche Issue No. 8.18, Nobody knows what doping is, February 21, 2018

 

Foreign Association of Swiss Banks, How to set up a Swiss Bank, July 2009, Revised Edition as per March 2018

 

Der Schweizer Monat Nr. 2/2018, Not guilty, your honor – why doping deserves an acquittal – a critical review of today’s anti-doping policies, February 1, 2018

 

2016

 

Mondaq, Some sceptism on the Swiss Self Determination Initative, December 2016

 

Mondaq, Critical comments on Sika – St. Gobain Decision of the Zug Cantonal Court of October 27, 2016 – November 2016

 

2015

 

Orell Füssli Verlag, Commentary Swiss Company Act re Corporate Liabilities of Board Member and Higher Management, 1. Edition 2016, December 2015

 

Basle Jurists Gazette, The new Swiss Fat Cat Regulations 2014, February 2015

 

2013

 

ArbR, Improved Protection for Swiss Whistleblowers, September 2013

 

Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Automatic Information Exchange ante portas in Switzerland – a Critical Review, June 2013

 

2009

 

Swiss Jurists Gazette, How to litigate Shareholders’ Agreements, October 2009

 

Foreign Association of Swiss Banks, How to set up a Swiss Bank, July 2009

 

2008

 

WEKA Publications, Management Dossier, Accounting Techniques Each Board Member Should Know, October 2008

 

IBA Legal Practice Division Newsletter, New international data transfer rules for Switzerland: business friendly through employees' privacy rights, September 2008

 

Publication in Swiss-German Chamber of Commerce Gazette; Buying a Swiss Business; an Overview, May 2008

 

IFLR – International Financial Law Review, Forex Traders, March 2008

 

Persorama, How to Handle Immediate Staff Dismissals, Spring 2008

 

2007

 

IFLR – International Financial Law Review, New SPV for Private Equity Investors in Switzerland, 2007

 

IFLR – International Financial Law Review, New Life for GmbH, February 2007

 

2006

 

IFLR – International Financial Law Review, The ins and outs of Swiss M&A, August 2006

 

IFLR – International Financial Law Review, Private Capital Gains in Switzerland, August 2006

 

2005

 

Persorama, Restrictive Covenant in Employment Contracts is Tailor-Made Work, December 2005 

 

Chamber Publication in Swiss-German Chamber of Commerce; Competition Law Aspects of Distributorship Agreements, October 2005 

 

Digma, E-mail as business risk, September 2005

 

Basle Jurists Gazette, Better Whistleblower Protection in Switzerland ante portas, April 2005

 

2004

 

Persorama, Garden Leave for Managers - from Exemption To The Rule, December 2004, Zurich

 

Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Corporate Governance in Sports Clubs, May 2004

 

2003

 

Tax Planning International Mergers & Acquisitions, Bureau of National Affairs: Going Private in Switzerland, August 2003, Washington

 

Company Law in Europe, Butterworths / LexisNexis, Corporate Law, London, July 2003

 

Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Whistleblowing, June 2003

 

Finanz und Wirtschaft, Immediate Release of Higher Management, April 2003

 

2002

 

Tax Planning International Mergers & Acquisitions, Bureau of National Affairs: Swiss Aspects of M&A Share Transactions, April 2002, Washington

 

Persorama, Employment Law Aspects of Employee Participation Programs, Nr. 1 2002

2001

 

International Company and Commercial Law Review, Swiss Aspects of M&A Share Transactions, Volume 12, Issue 9, 2001, with Sweet and Maxwell in London

 

International Company and Commercial Law Review, Investing in Switzerland - Some Avoidable Pitfalls, Volume 12, 2001, with Sweet and Maxwell in London

 

Finanz und Wirtschaft, Employment Law Aspects of Restructurings, October 2001, in Zurich

 

Finanz und Wirtschaft, Employee Participation: A Free Zone Regarding Employment Laws?, May 2001, in Zurich

 

Finanz und Wirtschaft, Acquisition of Swiss Business: Quite a Challenge, March 2001

 

2000

 

Finanz und Wirtschaft, Tracking Stocks in Switzerland, October/November 2000

 

Swiss Jurists Gazette, E-mail Evidence in Litigation, 96 (2000) Nr. 21

 

Persorama, Be Ready with Your Social Plan, July 2000, in Zurich

 

1997

 

Business Law Guide to Switzerland, CCH Europe, "Accounting and Auditing", "Taxation" and "Social Insurance and Employee Pension Plans", August 1997

 

1993

 

New Income Taxation of Individuals and Business in Switzerland; in: Recht der Internationalen Wirtschaft, September 1993

 

The New U.S.-Transfer Pricing Regulations under Sec. 482 IRC; in: Swiss Accounting Gazette, April 1993

 

1992

 

Tax Planning Opportunities Regarding Transfer Pricing in the U.S.; in: Swiss Accounting Gazette, February 1993, and in: Recht der Internationalen Wirtschaft, December 1992

 

Subordinated Loans, Volume 108 of the Swiss Fiduciary Chamber Series

 

New Transfer Pricing Regulations in Sight; in: Swiss Accounting Gazette, October 1992

 

1991

 

New Disclosure and Record Keeping Requirements in the U.S.; in: Swiss Accounting Gazette, September 1991

 

 

3.      Kurzpublikationen

 

2019

Uber-Fahrer sind keine Angestellten, NZZ, May 11, 2019

Bedingungslose Abschaffung des Eigenmietwerts: Fürs "Juste Milieu" tabu

2018

Mondaq, Contract Negotiations: Now And Then, June 14, 2018

Mondaq, Doping - Legalize It!, April 11, 2018

Mondaq, Freispruch für das Doping!, February 14, 2018

ILO International Law Office, US companies bring care leave to Switzerland, February 7, 2018

 

Mondaq, Swiss Federal Government proposes to abolish bearer shares by the end of 2018, January 22, 2018

 

2017

 

ILO International Law Office, Unfair dismissal claim denied following use of false medical certificate, December 20, 2017

 

ILO International Law Office, Taxi drivers with central headquarters considered employees for social security purposes, December 13, 2017

 

Mondaq, No unfair dismissal of airplane pilot who reported sick whilst travelling to Latin America for a holiday, December 12, 2017

 

Mondaq, Swiss Supreme Court confirms Regular Data Update in International Tax Assistance Procedures, November 22, 2017

 

Mondaq, Taxi drivers with Central Headquarters are considered employees for social security purposes, November 22, 2017

 

Mondaq, Swiss Federal Administrative Court confirms age discrimination in governmental Educational Programs, August 4, 2017

 

Mondaq, Switzerland tightens rules on Intra-Group Staff Leasing including Cross-Border Staff Transfers, July 25, 2017

 

ILO International Law Office, Rules tightened on intragroup staff leasing, August 16, 2017

 

Netzwoche, Are UBER drivers self-employed? August 14, 2017

 

ILO International Law Office, Immediate termination notice in dismissals with cause: how immediate is immediate? August 2, 2017

 

ILO International Law Office, How do relocation clauses work in Switzerland, July 26, 2017

 

Mondaq, Swiss Supreme Court Refines "Business Judgement Rule" applicable to corporate board members in Switzerland, July 19, 2017

 

Mondaq, Immediate termination notice in lay-offs with cause: how immediate is immediate, July 17, 2017

 

Mondaq, “John, we need you in Frankfurt instead of Zürich for a couple of months" - how do dislocation clauses work in Switzerland? July 17, 2017

 

Mondaq, Swiss Supreme Court confirms CAS' four-year FIFA ban for Michel Platini, July 7, 2017

 

ILO International Law Office, Supreme Court rules on bonus forfeiture clauses, July 5, 2017

 

Mondaq, Swiss Supreme Court rules on bonus forfeiture clauses, June 29, 2017

 

Mondaq, Swiss Supreme Court tightens rules for State Providers in Public Procurement Procedures, June 23, 2017

 

Mondaq, Swiss Supreme Court cancels Arbitration Award on Hotel and Casino Project due to violation of the right to be heard, June 22, 2017

 

Mondaq, Syrian Central Bank's complaint against inclusion on Switzerland's sanction list refused, June 20, 2017

 

Lexology, Employee Termination Laws in Switzerland, June 5, 2017

 

Lexology, Employment & Labour Laws in Switzerland: Lexology Navigator Q&A, June 5, 2017

 

Lexology, Recruitment and Wage & Hours in Switzerland, June 5, 2017

 

ILO International Law Office, Medical officers remain bound by professional confidentiality rules, May 31, 2017

 

Mondaq, In Switzerland, Medical officers remain bound by professional confidentiality rules, May 23, 2017

 

Mondaq, Flexible compensation models on group management level, May 18, 2017

ILO International Law Office, Flexible compensation models at group management level, May 17, 2017

 

ILO International Law Office, Switzerland explores extended dismissal protection of older workers, April 26, 2017

 

Mondaq, Hospitals in constant violation of mandatory labour laws, April 19, 2017

Lexology, Hospitals in constant violation of mandatory labour laws, April 19, 2017

 

Mondaq, Switzerland explores extended dismissal protection of older workers, April 13, 2017

 

Mondaq, French Tax Authorities do not benefit from HSBC customer data stolen in Geneva, April 11, 2017

 

Mondaq, Swiss Federal Prosecutors' Office wants to speed up international tax assistance procedures, April 11, 2017

 

Mondaq, Zürich Tenancy Court validates Airbnb business model, April 11, 2017

 

Mondaq, Swiss notification regime for money laundering activities under scrutiny, April 5, 2017

 

Mondaq, Swiss Supreme Court confirms conviction on membership in a criminal organisation, April 4, 2017

 

Mondaq, Special arbitration panel during BASELWORLD, April 3, 2017

 

Mondaq, No need for further regulation of debt enforcement profession in Switzerland,

April 3, 2017

 

ILO International Law Office, Internal disciplinary proceedings not required before termination with cause, March 29, 2017

 

Lexology, Internal disciplinary proceedings not required before termination with cause, March 29, 2017

 

Mondaq, First time Swiss court disapproves discrimination of the handicapped, March 27, 2017

 

Mondaq, Holding taxation may have a comeback in Switzerland, March 21, 2017

 

Mondaq, One day delay in filling detailed claim statement possibly acceptable in international arbitration, March 21, 2017

 

Mondaq, Garden leave w/o salary payments dismissed – no need for internal disciplinary proceedings before a termination with cause, March 20, 2017

 

Mondaq, Swiss Supreme Court rules on stolen data in international tax assistance procedures, March 15, 2017

ILO International Law Office, Testing the waters for journalists’ flexible compensation: more clicks, bigger bonus, March 15, 2017

 

Lexology, Testing the waters for journalists’ flexible compensation: more clicks, bigger bonus, March 15, 2017

 

Mondaq, Swiss Federal Government plans to tighten foreign investors’ rights to acquire swiss real estate, March 14, 2017

 

Mondaq, Testing the waters for journalists’ flexible compensation: the more clicks, the more bonus, March 8, 2017

 

Mondaq, Swiss employers obliged to disclose contracts on pay and work conditions in salary dumping procedures, March 8, 2017

 

ILO International Law Office, Employers obliged to disclose contracts relating to pay and working conditions, March 8, 2017

 

Lexology, Employers obliged to disclose contracts relating to pay and working conditions, March 8, 2017

 

Lexology, Managing the employment relationship in Switzerland, March 8, 2017

 

Mondaq, Swiss Supreme Court denies anew free legal aid in international arbitration matters, March 2, 2017

 

Mondaq, Swiss Supreme Court guides anew on interpretation of flawed arbitration clauses, February 27, 2017

 

Mondaq, Swiss Supreme Court clarifies illicit "fishing expeditions" in international tax assistance procedures, February 23, 2017

 

Mondaq, Comprehensive Swiss corporate tax reform refused by voters in Switzerland, February 13, 2017

 

Mondaq, Swiss international arbitration rules to be updated, February 10, 2017

 

Mondaq, English ante portas as an official language in Switzerland, February 10, 2017

 

Mondaq, Swiss federal government proposes comprehensive fintech legislation, February 3, 2017

 

Mondaq, Uber drivers should be considered entrepreneurs, not employees, February 3, 2017

 

Mondaq, Zürich lowers wealth taxation for start-up entrepreneurs, January 18, 2017

 

Mondaq, Swiss nationals may fall under Lex Koller when substantially financed by foreigners, January 18, 2017

 

Mondaq, UBER-drivers are entrepreneurs, not employees – a liberal pleading, January 11, 2017

Lexology, Uber drivers are entrepreneurs, not employees, January 11, 2017

 

ILO International Law Office, Uber drivers should be considered entrepreneurs, not employees, January 11, 2017

 

Mondaq, no obligation for Facebook Switzerland to disclose user data in criminal proceedings, January 9, 2017

 

2016

 

Mondaq, No income tax deductibility for corporate criminal fines in Switzerland, December 28, 2016

 

Mondaq, Trade Unions sue FIFA in Zürich over bad construction workers’ treatment in World Cup Qatar 2022, December 28, 2016

 

ILO International Law Office, Parliamentary initiative launched to provide flexibility for remote home workers, December 14, 2016

 

Lexology, Parliamentary initiative launched to provide flexibility for remote home workers, December 14, 2016

 

Lexology, “Fat Cat” regime – government proposes regulation of top-level management compensation packages, December 7, 2016

 

ILO International Law Office, Federal government: no need for special remote working legislation, November 23, 2016

 

ILO International Law Office, Continuing scepticism over government initiatives on gender wage equality, November 9, 2016

 

Lexology, Continuing scepticism over government initiatives on gender wage equality, November 9, 2016

 

ILO International Law Office, Zurich Administrative Court denies salary discrimination for kindergarten teachers, September 28, 2016

Lexology, Zurich Administrative Court denies salary discrimination for kindergarten teachers, September 28, 2016

 

Mondaq, Third party Litigation funding, September 23, 2016

 

Schroders Wealth Management, A Brief on Swiss International Legal Assistance Procedures, September 19, 2016

 

ILO International Law Office, Additional legislative initiatives for further working time flexibility, September 14, 2016

 

Lexology, Additional legislative initiatives for further working time flexibility, September 14, 2016

ILO International Law Office, Zurich Supreme Court rules on bank secrecy violations and whistleblowing by former banker, September 7, 2016

 

Lexology, Zurich Supreme Court rules on bank secrecy violations and whistleblowing by former banker, September 7, 2016

 

ILO International Law Office, Uber to be considered an employer, May 25, 2016

 

ILO International Law Office, Referendum initiated for 20-day parantel leave payable to fathers, May 18, 2016

 

ILO International Law Office, Zurich Supreme Court confirms data transfer blocking in favour of bank employee, May 11, 2016

 

ILO International Law Office, Parliament about to extend minimum shop opening hours,      April 27, 2016

 

ILO International Law Office, Non-binding quotas for women on company boards and top executive posts, April 20, 2016

 

ILO International Law Office, Federal Supreme Court approves termination of potential whistleblower, January 27, 2016

 

2015

 

ILO International Law Office, New working time record regulations in sight, September 9, 2015

 

ILO International Law Office, Federal Supreme Court strengthens unfair dismissal protection for older workers, June 3, 2015

ILO International Law Office, Public short-time work benefit regime extended, May 13, 2015

 

ILO International Law Office, Salary reductions for cross-border workers may discriminate, February 4, 2015

 

2014

 

ILO International Law Office, Termination for cause – brief social termination period permitted, November 19, 2014

 

ILO International Law Office, Court rules in favour of professional football player’s right to play, October 15, 2014

 

ILO International Law Office, Switzerland says no to mandatory minimum wages, July 9, 2014

 

ILO International Law Office, Switzerland to vote on mandatory minimum wages, May 14, 2014

 

ILO International Law Office, New “fat cat” regulations enacted, February 5, 2014

 

2013

 

ILO International Law Office, Voters reject proposals on executive and management pay limits, November 27, 2013

 

ILO International Law Office, Daylight compensation ordered for Migros retail staff at Zurich Station, November 6, 2013

 

ILO International Law Office, New social plan requirements for Switzerland, September 11, 2013

 

ILO International Law Office, Supreme Court denies share-based banker’s bonus, April 24, 2013

 

ILO International Law Office, Extended opening hours for convenience shops in petrol stations, March 6, 2013

 

2012

 

ILO International Law Office, New treaty governing employment laws applicable to CERN, December 5, 2012

 

ILO International Law Office, State Secretariat for Economic Affairs holds hearings on mandatory time recording

ILO International Law Office, Supreme Court extends consideration period for firing high-ranking bank managers, November 21, 2012

 

ILO International Law Office, Treaty on application of Swiss employment laws to EuroAirport concluded, July 11, 2012

 

ILO International Law Office, Supreme Court confirms limited protection against dismissal of union leaders, May 23, 2012

 

ILO International Law Office, New collective bargaining agreement for staff leasing, February 8, 2012

 

2011

 

ILO International Law Office, Do transfer of business rules apply to composition agreements?, October 26, 2011

 

ILO International Law Office, Zurich Supreme Court strike action illegal, July 13, 2011

 

2010

 

ILO International Law Office, New Civil Procedural Code to affect employment dispute hearings, December 15, 2010

 

ILO International Law Office, Extended protection against unfair dismissal proposed, November 3, 2010

 

ILO International Law Office, Government clarifies rules on permanent night work, September 22, 2010

 

ILO International Law Office, Federal short-term remuneration scheme extended from 18 to 24 months, March 10, 2010

 

2009

 

ILO International Law Office, FINMA Draft Circular of Remuneration for banks and Insurance Companies Criticized, November 4, 2009

 

ILO International Law Office, Supreme Court Rules in Favour of Diplomatic Domestic Servants, October 7, 2009

 

ILO International Law Office, New Compensation Regulations Issued for Swiss Banks and Insurance Companies, August 26, 2009

 

ILO International Law Office, Switzerland Renews Commitment to Free Movement with European Union, June 12, 2009

2008

 

ILO International Law Office, Legislative Proposals for Better Whistleblowing Protection Published, December 17, 2008

 

ILO International Law Office, Improved Protection for Whistleblowers, November 12, 2008

 

ILO International Law Office, Federal Guidelines for Expert Opinions in Wage Discrimination Cases, October 29, 2008

 

ILO International Law Office, New Collective Labour Agreement for Temporary Workers, July 23, 2008

 

ILO International Law Office, Impact in Amended Lugano Convention on Employment Matters, June 11, 2008

 

ILO International Law Office, Cross Border HR Data Transfer Revised, May 14, 2008

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