Arbitration News from Switzerland

Swiss Supreme Court confirms that claims against bankrupt Swiss parties do not ipso facto...

In a decision published on 1st March 2021, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court ("SFSC") ruled on the arbitrability of a claim and the corresponding...

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on (physical) litigation and international arbitration proceedings in Switzerland

With the emergence of the COVID-19 virus in early 2020, Switzerland along with many other countries introduced extensive measures to prevent the spread of...

Swiss Supreme Court confirms that arbitral proceedings conducted prior to the replacement of a...

In a recent decision published 1st April 2021, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court ("SFSC") dismissed a challenge to set aside an arbitral award because...

Swiss Federal Supreme Court confirms that not the tribunal’s legal reasoning, but only the...

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In its decision published 6 January 2021, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court ("SFSC") dismissed a challenge because in its view, the arbitrator had not...

Revision of form requirements for an arbitration clause in Swiss international arbitration law

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Switzerland has revised its international arbitration law during summer 2020. The revised provisions of the 12th Chapter of the Private International Law Act ("PILA")...

Swiss Supreme Court upholds the request for revision of an arbitral award based on...

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In a recent decision published on 15 January 2021, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court ("SFSC")  upheld a request for revision of an arbitral award...

Swiss Supreme Court confirms principle of ‘kompetenz-kompetenz’ as a rule of chronological priority

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In its decision published 2 November 2020, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court ("SFSC") upheld an arbitral award referring to the widely recognized principle in...

Baker McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook 2020-2021 – Switzerland

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SWITZERLAND Urs Zenhäusern and Joachim Frick A. LEGISLATION AND RULES A.1       Legislation On 19 June 2020, the Swiss Parliament enacted the revision of Switzerland's International Arbitration Law, i.e.,...

Swiss Supreme Court denies the extension of an arbitration clause to a third party...

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In a recent decision published 13 November 2020, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court ("SFSC") granted the appeal against the partial final award of an...

Swiss Supreme Court rejects request for revision of an arbitral award as the new...

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In its decision published 21 October 2020, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court ("SFSC") denied the revision of an arbitral award on the basis that...

Baker McKenzie’s Arbitration Yearbook 2018-2019 Edition  

Click here for the chapter on Switzerland in the 2018-2019 Arbitration Yearbook.

 

Baker McKenzie’s Arbitration Yearbook 2017-2018 Edition

Click here for the chapter on Switzerland in the 2017-2018 Arbitration Yearbook.