Arbitration News from Switzerland

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...

Swiss Supreme Court confirms that arbitral tribunal’s findings as to the parties’ actual and...

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In a recent decision published on 18 May 2020, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court ("SFSC") upheld an arbitral award in which the arbitral tribunal...

Switzerland to introduce legal basis for arbitration clauses in articles of incorporation

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In recent years, corporate arbitration has played only a minor role in Switzerland. One of the main reasons for this is the legal uncertainty...

Reform of Swiss international arbitration law approved by the Parliament

In 2017, the Swiss Government released a draft bill aiming at a reform of the Swiss international arbitration legislation. On 9 June 2020, after several...

Reform of Swiss international arbitration law: Where do we stand?

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In 2017, the Swiss Government released a draft bill aiming at a reform of the Swiss international arbitration legislation. In March 2020, the reform has...

Swiss Federal Supreme Court upholds broad interpretation of objective scope of arbitration agreement

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In its decision dated 6 January 2020, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court (SFSC) decided that an arbitration clause included in an agreement specifically regulating...

Swiss Supreme Court confirms high barrier for extension of a State-owned entity’s arbitration clause...

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In its decision dated 24 September 2019, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court ("SFSC") held that a State is only bound by an arbitration clause signed...

Baker McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook 2019-2020 – Switzerland

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SWITZERLAND Luca Beffa, Joachim Frick, Gentiana Imeri, Gabrielle Tschopp, Urs Zenhäusern A. LEGISLATION AND RULES A.1      Legislation A.1.1   Revision of the Swiss Arbitration Act Switzerland is currently revising its...

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

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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...

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.