On 25 September 2020, the Parliament adopted the “Federal Act on the Adaptation of Federal Law to Developments in the Technology of Distributed Electronic Registers.” With this law, various federal laws are selectively adapted, enabling Switzerland to continue to distinguish itself as a leading, innovative and sustainable location for projects in the field of blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT). The associated ordinance is currently in the consultation phase until 2 February 2021.
Dr. Manuel Meyer joined Baker McKenzie Zurich in 2005 as a law clerk and re-joined in 2008 as a lawyer. Dr. Meyer is a member of the global Innovation Committee and of the Practice Groups Global Reorganizations and Mergers & Acquisitions. He is a German and French native speaker with an excellent command of English.