Arbitration News from Switzerland

Swiss case law on multitier dispute resolution clauses: Is a pre-arbitral ADR attempt mandatory?

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Arbitration is the most popular choice for dispute resolution in multinational commercial agreements. At times, relevant arbitration clauses provide that arbitration proceedings can only...

Baker McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook 2021-2022 – Switzerland

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A. LEGISLATION AND RULES A.1       Legislation International arbitration in Switzerland continues to be governed by Chapter 12 of the Swiss Private International Law Act (PILA). On...

Swiss Supreme Court confirms that an arbitral tribunal may under certain circumstances refuse to...

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In a decision published on 15th June 2021, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court ("SFSC") dismissed a challenge to set aside an arbitral award because...

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’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.