Arbitration News from Switzerland

Switzerland: New landmark decision on the applicability of the CISG and its interaction with...

In its decision dated 28 May 2019 (case No. 4A_543/2018 (in German), selected for publication in the official court reporter), the Swiss Federal Supreme...

Switzerland: Opting out from domestic arbitration into international arbitration – Federal Supreme Court defines...

In its decision dated 7 May 2019, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court (SFSC) clarified the requirements of a parties' agreement to exclude the domestic...

Swiss Federal Supreme Court upholds extension of arbitration agreement to non-signatories under the New...

In its decision dated 17 April 2019, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court (SFSC) confirmed for the first time that an arbitration clause may validly...

Swiss Federal Supreme Court rules that arbitral awards against states can only be enforced...

In a decision dated September 7, 2018 (case no. 5A_942/2017, selected for publication), the Swiss Federal Supreme Court issued a landmark decision on the enforcement...

Swiss Federal Supreme Court Reaffirms CAS Panel is Independent From FIFA

In its decision 4A_260/2017 rendered on 20 February 2018, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court declined to set aside an award rendered by the Court...

Litigation Funding in Switzerland

Litigation funding, sometimes called third-party funding or litigation finance, is becoming increasingly popular in Switzerland these days. One major force behind this trend is...

Swiss Federal Supreme Court – Inadmissibility of Croatia’s Request for Revision due to its...

With decision dated 17 October 2017 (4A_53/2017), the Swiss Federal Supreme Court considered for the first time whether Swiss arbitral awards remain subject to...

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...

Baker McKenzie’s Arbitration Yearbook 10th Anniversary Edition 2016-2017 

Click here for the chapter on Switzerland in the 2016-2017 Arbitration Yearbook.

 

Baker McKenzie’s Arbitration Yearbook 2015-2016 Edition

Click here for the chapter on Switzerland in the 2015-2016 Arbitration Yearbook.