Arbitration News from Switzerland

Investor State Arbitration under CETA: Key Provisions and What to Watch for in 2017

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement ('CETA') between the European Union and Canada was signed October 30, 2016. The deepening of Canadian and European...

England and Wales: The powers and limitations of the court in arbitration

The court's power to make appointments to an arbitral tribunal and the limitations it faces under the Arbitration Act 1996 were recently considered in...

Swiss Federal Supreme Court Rejects Motion to Set Aside CAS Award in Dispute between...

In its decision dated March 22, 2016 (case no. 4A_678/2015), the Swiss Federal Supreme Court was called upon to decide whether or not to set...

Multi-tiered dispute resolution clauses: a Swiss view

A recent decision by the Swiss Federal Supreme Court (4A_628/2015) has addressed the jurisdictional hurdles that can result from multi-tiered dispute resolution clauses, under...

Swiss Federal Supreme Court rejects jurisdictional challenge of a CAS award in a dispute...

In its decision dated November 9, 2015, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court ruled on whether or not to set aside a CAS award on...

Challenge of an Arbitrator under the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration: Statistics for the...

Since its establishment in 2004, the Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution and the Arbitration Court have handled 836 arbitration cases. Under the Swiss Rules of International...

“Queen of Queens”: Swiss Federal Supreme Court examines the alleged violation of the right...

On July 28, 2015, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court had to decide a rather unusual case concerning the alleged violation of the right to be...

Swiss Federal Supreme Court decision deals with the permissible use of administrative secretaries and...

In a decision rendered on July 29, 2015, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court had to consider the use of administrative secretaries and "consultants" to...

Swiss Federal Supreme Court rules on pathological arbitration clause

A referral to the "International Chamber of Commerce, Zürich, Switzerland and subsidiary by the laws of Germany" is not a valid arbitration agreement. In a...

The Swiss Federal Supreme Court clarifies grounds for setting aside interim awards

In a recent decision rendered on 28 August 2014 (decision 4A_74/2014, published in the official record of the decisions of the Swiss Federal Supreme...

Baker McKenzie’s Arbitration Yearbook 2015-2016 Edition

Click here for the chapter on Switzerland in the Arbitration Yearbook.