|Vorl.-Nr. 4286||Introduction to Swiss Law||info|
Swiss Constitutional Law
The main features of Swiss constitutional law: Rule of law (fundamental
and procedural rights), democracy (initiative, referendum), government
(federal assembly, federal council, federal courts), federalism (federal
government and cantons), international relations (European Convention on
Human Rights, Switzerland and the European Union).
2. Swiss Administrative and Tax Law
Overview of the Swiss tax system and introduction to the income and
corporate tax on the federal and cantonal level.
3. Swiss Private Law
Introduction to the /Swiss civil code of 10 December 1907 which covers
the law of persons, family law, inheritance law and property law.
4. Civil Procedure
Switzerland is an important venue for both international litigation and
arbitration. As many foreigners have assets in Switzerland, enforcement
plays an important role in the international context as well. The
lecture addresses the following subjects: Swiss civil justice and court
system; civil procedure and enforcement of money debts; international
litigation (jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement); arbitration.
5. Swiss Contract/Company Law
The course provides an introduction to the Swiss contract and company
law, called «Obligationenrecht OR» (fifth part of the Swiss Private Law
Code). The first part covers the general rules of the Swiss contract law
and gives an overview about the different codified and non-codified
contractual relationships. The second part is dedicated to an
introduction to the different legal forms of Swiss companies.
6. Swiss Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure
This introduction to Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure Law provides an
essential understanding of the criminal justice system in Switzerland,
with special emphasis on some contemporary issues. The lecture covers
the applicable codes, the practice resources, and the agencies specific
to criminal procedure.
|Private Law||Civil Law|
|Contract / Company Law|
|Public Law||Constitutional Law|
|Administrative and Tax Law|
|Criminal and Civil Procedure||Civil Procedure and Insolvency Law|
|Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure||