Author Archives: Andreas R. Ziegler

Switzerland accepts same-sex marriage in referendum: 64.1 % of the voters say yes – all cantons and most municipalities accept it — International and Comparative SOGIESC Law – Professor Andreas R Ziegler

Switzerland accepts same-sex marriage in referendum: 64.1 % of the voters say yes – all cantons and most municipalities accept More information in English: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-58696604 For an interactive overview for each municipality see here: https://www.luzernerzeitung.ch/schweiz/interaktive-karte-die-abstimmungsresultate-in-der-uebersicht-wie-die-kantone-und-gemeinden-abgestimmt-haben-ld.2191575

Switzerland accepts same-sex marriage in referendum: 64.1 % of the voters say yes – all cantons and most municipalities accept it — International and Comparative SOGIESC Law – Professor Andreas R Ziegler

European research access vital for Swiss universities

European research access vital for Swiss universities

Switzerland’s top universities and research institutes have called on the government to intensify efforts to regain access to European Union research collaborations. Switzerland has been relegated to “non-associated third party” status in the EU’s flagship research scheme as a result of deteriorating political relations with the European bloc. Last week, the government announced plans to free up CHF290 million ($313 million) to make up for lost grants from the Horizon Europe program. But a collection of top Swiss learning establishments, known as the ETH Domain, said on Thursday that the money is not enough on its own. Researchers and students are also losing priceless connections with EU counterparts by being frozen out of the most prestigious projects, including space and quantum research. “Switzerland is losing an opportunity to help shape the development of European research and innovation and to set priorities,” ETH Domain stated. “There is a risk that top researchers will…

More: https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/sci-tech/european-research-access-vital-for-swiss-universities/46973294

Invitation to you our University of Lausanne webinar series “The Role of Investment Arbitration in Tax Disputes”

Invitation our University of Lausanne webinar series “The Role of Investment Arbitration in Tax Disputes”

First webinar : Setting the scene 11 October 2021, 14.00 – 16.00 CET Zoom Online

Over the last years, investment arbitration as a means to solve tax-related disputes has gained increased attention. The recent awards rendered by tribunals under the auspices of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in Vodafone v. India and Cairn Energy v. India have underscored this trend.

In light of the growing importance of the topic, the University of Lausanne is pleased to launch its inaugural webinar series on “The Role of Investment Arbitration in Tax Disputes”.

Bringing together leading professionals and academics from both the investment law and tax law world, this webinar series aims at providing a neutral forum to discuss the most relevant and recent strategic, policy, procedural and substantive issues involving international investment arbitration and tax disputes as well as ongoing reforms in this area.

The first webinar will set the scene and explore the interaction between investment arbitration and tax-related disputes from a global perspective (session 1 – 11 October 2021).

To download the flyer and registration of the 1st webinar, please click here

The subsequent two sessions will deal with :

• jurisdiction over tax-related disputes in investment arbitration, tax carve-out clauses and in particular future policy trends (session 2 – 8 November 2021)

• the host state’s investment treaty obligation to grant fair and equitable treatment and its impact on national and international tax policy (session 3 – 6 December 2021)

Watch the presentation video of the webinar series here

Source: https://news.unil.ch/display/1630483895935

Now available open access: Ziegler Andreas R., 2021. Swiss Foreign Economic Relations Law, in Kellerhals Andreas (eds.). Jahrbuch-Wirtschaftsrecht-Schweiz-EU 2020/21, EIZ Publishing, Zurich, 324-332 (in German)

Ziegler Andreas R., 2021. Aussenwirtschaftsrecht der Schweiz, in Kellerhals Andreas (eds.). Jahrbuch-Wirtschaftsrecht-Schweiz-EU 2020/21, EIZ Publishing, Zurich, S. 324-332.

Download for free here: https://serval.unil.ch/en/notice/serval:BIB_999BAFB2944F

Der offizielle Kampagnensong zur «Ja zur Ehe für alle»-Kampagne in der Schweiz. Stimmt ja am 26. September 2021! — LGBTI Recht in der Schweiz – Droit LGBTI en Suisse – by Professor Andreas R Ziegler

La chanson officielle de la campagne “Oui au mariage pour tous” en Suisse. Votez oui le 26 septembre 2021 !

Der offizielle Kampagnensong zur «Ja zur Ehe für alle»-Kampagne in der Schweiz. Stimmt ja am 26. September 2021! — LGBTI Recht in der Schweiz – Droit LGBTI en Suisse – by Professor Andreas R Ziegler

L’Université de Lausanne, la plus durable des unis romandes

L’Université de Lausanne, la plus durable des unis romandes

«Le WWF accorde à l’Université de Lausanne (Unil) le titre de championne romande en matière de durabilité. Ce matin, l’ONG publiait son dernier rapport sur la durabilité dans les hautes écoles suisses. Réalisée une première fois en 2017, puis renouvelée en 2019, l’évaluation compare 28 écoles du pays, parmi lesquelles on compte des universités (12), des hautes écoles spécialisées (10) et pédagogiques (7).»

L’Ecole polytechnique de Zurich (EPFZ) se trouve en tête du classement. La deuxième place occupe l’Unil. Ce bon score s’explique notamment par la préoccupation centrale que l’Unil a en matière de durabilité et qui est notamment visible dans la mise en place d’une Commission de durabilité, mais aussi dans le développement d’un Centre interdisciplinaire de durabilité.

Lire: https://uniris.unil.ch/synopsis/?view=0&post=26375

Save the date: The Role of International Investment Arbitration in Tax Disputes – Second Webinar : The Role of Investment Arbitration in Tax Disputes – Zoom online event – 8 November 2021, 14.00 – 16.00 CET

Save the date: The Role of International Investment Arbitration in Tax Disputes – Second Webinar : The Role of Investment Arbitration in Tax Disputes – Zoom online event – 8 November 2021, 14.00 – 16.00 CET

Free of charge. More information on the programme will follow. Upon reception of your registration form, you will receive our confirmation. The zoom link will be sent to you a few days before the event.

This will be the second event in out series “The Role of International Investment Arbitration in Tax Disputes ” following the first Webinar : Setting the Scene – Zoom online event – 11 October 2021, 14.00-16.00 CET

Save the date: The Role of International Investment Arbitration in Tax Disputes – First Webinar : Setting the Scene – Zoom online event – 11 October 2021, 14.00-16.00 CET

Save the dateWebinar Series: The Role of International Investment Arbitration in Tax Disputes – First Webinar : Setting the Scene – Zoom online event – 11 October 2021, 14.00-16.00 CET

Free of charge. More information on the programme will follow. Upon reception of your registration form, you will receive our confirmation. The zoom link will be sent to you a few days before the event.