Deals & Cases

Decision of the Criminal Court of Lugano October 13th, 2020

By ruling of the Criminal Court of Lugano dated October 13th, 2020, a fatal traffic accident has been qualified, for the first time in the Italian part of Switzerland, as intentional homicide. The accused was sentenced to 10 years. The Court made a decision in principle on the civil claim and referred it for civil proceedings. The private claimants were represented by Giovanni Molo.

 

Appeal upheld by the Federal Supreme Court 12/05/2020

The Federal Supreme Court upheld the appeal filed by Collegal against a legislative amendment in the cantonal health law requiring healthcare professionals with academic degrees to prove fluency in a second national language (German or French). The amendment is contrary to federal law as well as to the Bilateral Agreements between Switzerland and the EU.

Link to the judgement

For more information contact:

Flavio Canonica

 

Abandonment of the proceedings ordered by the Cantonal Court of Criminal Appel 04/05/2020 

The Cantonal Court of Criminal Appel ordered the abandonment of criminal proceedings against a manager defended by Collegal. The charges against the manager for infringement of the Federal Act Against Unfair Competition and the Federal Act on Copyright and related Rights in relation to the development of a software were therefore dropped.

For more information contact:

Giovanni Molo / Milo Bernasconi

 

Appeal upheld by the Higher Cantonal Court of Zurich 15/04/2020

In the context of criminal proceedings for mismanagement, the Higher Cantonal Court of Zurich (Obergericht des Kantons Zürich III. Strafkammer) upheld the appeal filed by Collegal against a decision of the Zurich Prosecutor. It was recognised that a unit holder can act in the capacity of a private claimant in the context of patrimonial loss of a trust.

For more information contact:

Giovanni Molo / Roberta Piffaretti